How Window Film Is Changing Commercial Property Ownership

Energy conservation is a big deal these days and for a good reason– the cost of wasting energy is simply too high to pay both environmentally and financially.  The fact of the matter is, by conserving energy in a setting like an office building or highrise, your commercial investment will make more money–plain and simple. So,  if you own or manage an office building here in Salt Lake City, how can you garner more money from your building and at the same time conserve energy? The answer is easy, fast and more inexpensive than you may think: having window film applied.

How Window Film Works To Conserve Energy

The EPA and countless other environmental agencies have thoroughly researched energy efficient window film and concluded it works to conserve vast amounts of energy.  The EPA has even noted that about a third of energy lost, is lost through inefficient windows. What this means in terms of heating and cooling dollars for your Salt Lake City office building–is you are losing a ton of money right out the window without window tinting.  Window film drastically reduces the load on HVAC systems, by reflection and/or blocking about 90% of solar heat gain that comes through your office windows. Add to this the insulating properties of window film, which keeps heat in during the winter and you have an all-around solution to high energy expenditures.  In fact, it is estimated that you will save about $2.00 per square foot through HVAC efficiency alone! Add to this the fact that window film often times qualifies buildings for additional tax credits (depending on the state city and county in which your business resides in) and you have a winner! There are other benefits for commercial spaces as well, outside of energy conservation such as:

  • Increased tenant comfort leading to reduced tenant complaints
  • Tenant retention due to a better quality, more usable space
  • Rapid return on investment

For more information on window film for energy conservation in offices, read the case study below:

For more information about window film for your Salt Lake City commercial space, contact us at Salt Lake Window Tinting today and get on the road to savings!




Mike Kinsey is the head of operations for Salt Lake Window Tinting, one of the largest and most highly regarded window film companies in Utah. For the past decade, Mike has been using his extensive product knowledge, construction experience, and project management abilities to recommend window film solutions that help property owners achieve their architectural goals. From helping customers fight climbing energy costs to implementing effective security and branding solutions, Mike does it all. He oversees every project from start to finish and is the main point of contact for customers. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is well-versed in the nuances of both commercial and residential installs.