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To consider whether Edge window film can provide solutions in office buildings one must first consider the people impacted by theft, storm, blast, high energy costs, etc. Specifically, a building’s owner may have different priorities than its Property Manager who may have different priorities than its tenant, and so forth. Furthermore, a building owner responsible for Triple Net expenses including electrical (air conditioning) costs may have different priorities than a building owner with Gross expenses and a tenant utilizing the space as a data center may have different priorities than a tenant utilizing the space as a call center (such as physical security versus personal security).

With these considerations in mind, the priorities in Office Buildings anticipated by Edge window film are as follows:

  • Energy – energy savings continues to be the primary historical reason office buildings consider window film. While offering energy savings and improved comfort with safety and security, building owners of Triple Net leases and building tenants of Gross leases benefit from the installation of energy-saving solar control window film.
  • Storm – building owners, property managers, and tenants are at high risk for property and personal loss due to high-energy storms. Whether the tenant loses irreplaceable records or the building owner is left to replace carpeting, drywall, and furnishings after a storm breaks out windows, these financial losses caused by water inside the building envelope can dwarf the cost of replacing the glass itself.
  • Blast – while the probability of storm damage is quite high in certain geographies, the probability of bomb blast is relatively remote. However, the cost in a blast scenario is typically in lives rather than dollars and cents. Couple this fact with the expectation that bomb blast threats will be focused in areas of dense population and you can see why Office Buildings continue to be a prime target for terrorism. Although many buildings do not consider themselves targets of terrorism, the attack on the Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1995 left buildings as far away as 10 city blocks with broken and flying glass. U.S. Representative (Texas) John Culbertson stated “The Murrah building lacked a simple security measure, safety window film…This film acts like a barrier between an explosion and a victim…it contains the glass — holding it together…you don’t have the sharp-edge projectiles that caused massive loss of life. Measures like this would have saved countless lives.

ProductSilver 20Silver 30Silver 40Cool Alloy 20Cool Alloy 35Cool Alloy 60UltraView 5UltraView 15UltraView 25UltraView 35Bronze 20Bronze 35
Visible Light Transmission19%30%44%20%35%60%6%14%27%38%17%34%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)56%43%28%29%17%9%56%48%27%13%37%23%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)56%42%27%31%18%10%15%21%14%8%42%27%
Shading Coefficient0.260.370.50.410.560.750.230.290.470.630.220.39
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.230.320.440.350.480.650.200.250.40.550.190.34
SHGC (30 ° Angle)0.220.320.440.350.480.650.200.250.40.550.190.34
SHGC (60 ° Angle)0.20.280.390.320.430.580.180.230.360.490.170.3
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)78%68%56%65%52%35%80%75%60%45%81%66%
U-Value0.90.920.951.031.051.070.960.960.991.020.90.91
Relative Heat Gain (BTU/h/ft2)63841139412516558701051405590
Solar Transmission14%22%34%18%33%54%10%15%28%42%10%25%
Solar Reflectance (Ext)53%42%29%26%16%8%53%47%29%14%56%39%
Solar Reflectance (Int)66%45%32%30%18%10%44%43%28%15%62%44%
Solar Absorption34%36%37%56%52%37%37%39%44%44%34%36%
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%

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ProductGUARDIAN 4GUARDIAN 8GUARDIAN SILVER 8GUARDIAN 12
Visible Light Transmission89%87%17%87%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)9%9%55%9%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)10%9%55%9%
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.850.830.220.80
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)15%17%78%20%
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%>99%
Film Thickness0.004"0.008"0.008"0.013"
ConstructionSingle PlyMulti-PlyMulti-PlyMulti-Ply
Tensile Strength25,000 psi25,000 psi25,000 psi25,000 psi
Break100 p/inch200 p/inch200 p/inch300 p/inch
Elongation150%150%150%150%
Peel5.5 p/inch5.5 p/inch5.5 p/inch5.5 p/inch
Puncture Strength68.2 pounds129 pounds129 pounds175 pounds
Puncture PropogationNT7.5 poundsNTNT
Tensile Strength at Yield14,000 psi15,000 psi15,000 psi15,000 psi
ANSI Z97.1Cat B (150 ft-lb)Cat A (400 ft-lb)Cat A (400 ft-lb)Cat A (400 ft-lb)
CPSC CFR 1201, Cat 1PassPassPassPass
CPSC CFR 1201, Cat 2Not TestedPassPassPass
LABCCompliantNTNTNT
EN126002B21A11A11A1
ASTM E 84 Surface BurnPassPass - "A" RatedPass - "A" RatedPass - "A" Rated

ProductClear Defense™ 4Clear Defense™ 6
Visible Light Transmission89%89%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)9%10%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)9%10%
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.840.83
Solar Absorption10%13%
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)16%17%
UV Rejection>99%>99%
Film Thickness0.004"0.006"
Tensile Strength25,000 psi25,000 psi

ProductWhite FrostBlack OutWhite Out
Visible Light Transmission75%0%13%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)20%6%87%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)22%6%84%
Shading Coefficient (SC)0.840.340.25
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.720.280.21
Solar Absorption11%90%38%
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)28%72%79%
U-Value1.031.031.03
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%
Solar Transmission69%0%17%
Solar Reflectance (Ext)20%8%45%