IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC REGIONAL SCHOOL: A Commitment to Rigorous Standards for Safety, Energy Conservation
and Fiscal Responsibility
Students, faculty and all those who enter this private school in Cranston, Rhode Island, see the light in a whole new way. A modern 21st century architecturally impressive building, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School has been retrofitted with 3M™ Window Film to reduce heat gain, glare and utilities expense as well as to improve safety and security concerns.
All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Providence adhere to rigorous compliance standards for child welfare and safety. Father Ron Brassard, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Cranston, RI, is committed to maintaining these standards of safety. Creating a safe, comfortable, nurturing environment for all who enter their school and providing such a space with fiscal responsibility is a challenge that falls on Father Ron’s shoulders. “We were very aware of the benefits of window film after American Window Film completed an installation at our Parish Center and Rectory. Very pleased with the installations at the Center and Rectory, we knew who to call to help resolve multiple environmental as well as safety concerns we had for our Parish school.”
Hallway Doors & WindowsWith a list of concerns that ranged from protecting students and faculty from potential injury in the event of glass breakage to reducing discomfort due to the sun’s rays heating up windows, classrooms and causing substantial nuisance glare, Peter Davey, President of American Window Film, suggested 3M™ Window Film S35NEAR400, a medium-tint, safety and security film with high heat rejection qualities. 3M Company’s patented technology utilizes multiple microlayers in this 5 mil film to provide enormous strength and tear resistance presenting a strong deterrent to smashand-grab and breaking-and-entering crimes. This film meets Safety Glazing Standard CPSC 16CFR Category II (400 ft./lb.) and ANSI Z97.1, and passes the Intensified Weathering Test.
Post installation, Father Ron is thankful for a job well done and is now enjoying significantly lower utilities expense, less energy usage, and most importantly peace-of-mind knowing that everyone within Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School is safer and more comfortable in their environment.
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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Location: Cranston, RI
  • Primary Film Type: 3M™ Safety & Security Window Film S35NEAR400
  • Approximate Area Covered: 1,000 square feet
  • Primary Elevation: West Side
  • Concerns: Safety, Heat Gain, Glare, Utilities and Energy Conservation

CONTACT: Peter Davey, President, American Window Film, Inc., a 3M Authorized Prestige Window Film Dealer located in Foxboro, MA 02035, 800-274-TINT, pjd@americanwindowfilm.com, www.americanwindowfilm.com.