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Outsmart the sun

Solar Film Installation at the Oceanic Plaza in Vancouver

Located at the center of Vancouver’s Business district, Oceanic Plaza attracts top tenants by offering a convenient location, outdoor space, and rich amenities, all streamlined for a productive and balanced environment. As part of their continuing effort to increase value for their clients, they reached out to Multigraphics for a solution to help reduce their building’s heat, glare, and energy consumption.

After extensive research, cost analysis, and thorough discussions with the client, we finalized 3M™ Amber 35 Low E Window Film as the best fit for this project. The film tackles all their pain-points and includes features such as:

  • Keeping occupant cool in the hotter months and warm in the colder through metalized heat gain reduction and heat insulation technology
  • Creating a comfortable environment by reducing glare and eye discomfort
  • Extending the life and vibrancy of furniture, fittings, and fabrics.
  • Reducing the risk of injury from flying glass. 
  • Improving energy savings by reducing the workload of heating and cooling systems.

The whole project encompassed 18 floors, almost 1200 windows, and 130 rolls of media. The installation took place mostly at night and on weekends to minimize disruption to existing tenants. Considering how the building is covered in glass from top to bottom, the tenants will enjoy reduced heat and glare, while retaining great views.

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Project Summary

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Behind the Scenes

Prior to installation, each floor’s tenants had their furniture moved away from the windows to create sufficient work space. Some windows require prior film removal, while the rest only required cleaning. Once the glass was ready, our two teams of installers – each comprising of 2-3 members –  then wet applied the solar film onto the windows.

Science Behind Solar Films

Enhanced Comfort and Protection

The spectrally selective films reject up to 97% of the sun’s heat-producing infrared light, helping keep interiors cooler, reducing the load on cooling systems, and saving energy.

Unsurpassed Capabilities

What sets solar films apart is the precision with which light waves are controlled as they pass through or reflect off of hundreds of layers of film. This means when the sun is working its hardest, so is the solar film.

3M Solar Film Prestige Series

UV Protection

By blocking 99.9% of UV rays, the film helps protect furnishings from the harmful effects of the sun. And according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, window film is one of several recommended safeguards against UV damage.

No Corrosion or Signal Interference

Being non-metallic, Solar films aren’t susceptible to corrosion in coastal environments. they also don’t interfere with electronic device signals

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Visit our Sun Control Solar Films (temporarily unavailable) page for more info or ask us directly on how we can help you successfully complete the project, step-by-step.