There are at least ten LEED credits applicable to window film retrofits. They fall within four categories: Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation & Design Process. Further information is available on the USGBC website (www.usgbc.org). Manufacturer’s authorized window film dealers can provide you with written documentation on their LEED credited window films and how their specific films meet LEED requirements.
LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a building certification program developed by the US Green Building Council. The program is developed to transform the way buildings and communities are built and operated through environmentally and socially responsible design. LEED certifies projects, not products, which places emphasis on end results not prescriptive requirements. If the intent of a LEED credit is achieved, a project will receive points. Thus, the LEED handbook lists the credit title, intent of the credit, and recommended, but not necessarily prescriptive, methods to obtain the credit.
The 3M Thinsulate™ Brand is a well-known and respected brand name associated with products that have been delivering insulation from the cold for years. Commonly found on winter clothing such as jackets, boots, scarves, socks, gloves, hats, etc., 3M Thinsulate is now available for windows. Established in 1975, American Window Film, Inc. and their experienced team of knowledgeable professionals are well-prepared to answer your questions and help guide you toward the best window film product for your specific application.
Our Leed Rated Film are manufactured by 3M Company, a $32 billion diversified technology company. 3M holds the original window film patent and offers over 40 years of proven window film performance in all climates and conditions. The 3M window film product line includes sun control, safety and security, architectural/interior designer and anti-graffiti. No manufacturer can claim to have more experience than 3M, the worldwide recognized leader in adhesive and window film technologies.