LEED (Leadership and Environmental Design) is a world-wide rating system used for grading the eco-friendliness of a building. This “green building” certification program can not only save you money, but it can also help your company reduce its carbon footprint. 3M window film is used by some of the most well-known companies and organizations around the world. This virtually clear, removable film will not only add points to your certification but also help you save money and help stabilize indoor temperatures year round.
Before we dive into the benefits of window film, let’s talk more about LEED certifications.
LEED certification levels
LEED certifications cannot be achieved through test taking, but rather installing certain environmentally-friendly features like window film. The more “green” installations you add to your company, the more credits you earn. There are four LEED certification levels:
- Certified: 40-49 Points
- Silver: 50-59
- Gold: 60-79
- Platinum: 80+
As you continue to make improvements to your building, you’ll accrue more points.
The benefits of a LEED certification
You may be wondering why this certification is important or worth the $1,500+ in fees. LEED certifications not only help your company stand out as a leader in global and public health, but you’ll also reap the benefits of energy/resource savings and higher resale value. A LEED certification is well worth the investment and may pay off in less than a year’s time.
Add points to your LEED certification with 3M window film
You cannot add points to your certification without energy-saving installations like 3M window film. Window tinting is a fraction of the cost of tinted glass and also protects against break-ins, active shooters, bomb blasts, and natural disasters. Some of the benefits of window film include:
- Significant energy savings (up to 30% in the first month)
- Comfortable indoor temperatures year round
- Additional years added to your heating and cooling systems
- Reduced glare for clearer views
- Years added to your floors and furnishings
Window film can be used toward the following LEED credits: SS-8, EA-1, MR 1.1/1.2, EQ-7.1/7.2, MR 5.1/5.2, EQ 8/1/8.2, and ID.
To learn more about earning LEED credits, talk to a window film expert at PA Window Tint! We specialize in commercial and residential window films and offer a variety of tints to fit your needs. Depending on the size, our installations will only take a few hours or a few days, tops. We’ll help you earn your LEED certification in no time!
To talk to a knowledgeable representative at PA Window Tint, fill out a form online or give us a call at 1-800-978-9756. We’ll give you a free estimate and help you find the perfect film for your home or business. We’re currently offering $50 Off installations of $400+ or $200 off $1,000+. This offer ends on June 1, 2019.