Ford Motor Company Improves Employee Comfort While Cutting Energy Costs With 3M™ Scotchtint™Window Film

P R O B L E M

Ford Motor Company found it challenging to maintain comfortable temperatures for employees year-round in its 40-year-old headquarters in Detroit, a 12-story building faced almost entirely with glass. Glare from the sun also made it difficult for employees in the building to see computer screens.

S O L U T I O N

After 40 years of trying various fixes to control temperatures in the building, Ford’s problem was solved when Specialty Protective Coatings, an authorized dealer for 3M Scotchtint window films, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, applied P18AR Scotchtint window film to every one of the building’s 3,083 windows.

According to company owner Mike Roeder, Specialty Protective Coatings covered more than 83,000 square feet of glass. And, due to the expertise and efficiency of Specialty Protective Coatings’ experienced crew, the project was completed six weeks ahead of schedule.

R E S U L T S
While the most important outcome has been improved comfort for its employees,
Ford says the company is now enjoying the benefits of an energy consumption reduction, which could save them an estimated $57,000 a year in energy costs.

Source: 3M
Source: 3M
Prior to the installation, Ford could cool the building no lower than 80 degrees on hot summer days. Now, even on 90-degree days, the building’s temperature has stayed at a comfortable 72 degrees.

 

P R O B L E M

Ford Motor Company found it challenging to maintaincomfortable temperatures for employees year-round in its 40-year-old headquarters in Detroit, a 12-story buildingfaced almost entirely with glass. Glare from the sun alsomade it difficult for employees in the building to seecomputer screens.

S O L U T I O N

After 40 years of trying various fixes to control temperatures in the building, Ford’s problem was solvedwhen Specialty Protective Coatings, an authorized dealerfor 3M Scotchtint window films, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, applied P18AR Scotchtint window film to every one of the building’s 3,083 windows.

According to company owner Mike Roeder, SpecialtyProtective Coatings covered more than 83,000 square feetof glass. And, due to the expertise and efficiency of Specialty Protective Coatings’ experienced crew, the project was completed six weeks ahead of schedule.

R E S U L T S

While the most important outcome has been improved comfort for its employees, Ford says the company is now enjoying the benefits of an energy consumption reduction, which could save them an estimated $57,000 a year in energy costs.

Prior to the installation, Ford could cool the building no lower than 80 degrees on hot summer days. Now, evenon 90-degree days, the building’s temperature has stayedat a comfortable 72 degrees.

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