Reducing Heat in the Classroom With Window Film
The only time students should be sweating in school is during physical education class or when their homework is not complete and the teacher is about to call on them! Researchers have found a direct link between overly hot classrooms and poor academic performance. Keeping schools comfortable helps students and teachers be at their best. One school division in Northern Alberta looked to Carbon Graphics for the solution to their heat issues.
With a lot of windows in direct sunlight for many hours each day, certain schools in the division were getting too warm, making it uncomfortable for students and teachers in addition to putting more demand on the cooling system. The primary goal was to reduce heat gain in the buildings in order to increase the comfort of students, teachers, and staff.
After evaluating the various glass types and each school's particular challenges, Carbon Graphics recommended 3M Prestige 20X Sun Control Film. This film comes from the 3M Prestige Exterior series, providing a combination of performance, aesthetics, and durability. The Prestige line is designed to perform best when the sun is high, during the hottest parts of the day. When the sun is most intense, Prestige Series Window Films are rejecting the most heat.
Along with achieving the main goal of reducing heat for occupant comfort, the added benefits of reduced cooling costs and greatly reduced furniture fading, extending the life of the furnishings are being realized.