3M Commercial Solutions

Improving the Performance of Commercial Buildings

3M Window Films and Architectural Finishes provide multiple solutions and benefits in commercial applications, not just for the inside, but also for the outside.

Increased energy efficiency of windows

Increased security of windows

Refreshed aesthetics of furnishings

3M Commercial Solutions

Energy Efficiency

Windows are usually the most energy inefficient part of a building envelope, allowing in unwanted heat gain and loss. Those temperature imbalances create unhappy tenants and building occupants. We compensate for these imbalances by running HVAC systems, often 24/7, which run up monthly utility bills.

The windows in your building might be too inefficient if you experience any or all of the following:

  • The building is too hot in the summer
  • The building is too cold in the winter
  • Some occupants are hot while others are cold
  • The HVAC system works overtime and can’t keep up
  • Monthly utility bills are out of sight

3M Insulating Window Films create a more comfortable and cost-effective environment, help obtain compliance with local law legislation, all without changing the appearance of your building.

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Windows are not only inefficient, they are vulnerable. They are vulnerable because glass is easily broken; and broken glass creates danger. First, glass shards are dangerous to touch. We’re taught as children to stay away from broken glass and to treat it with extreme care when we have to. Second, when a window’s glass is missing, an opening into the building is created and so is an unwanted point of entry. That leaves people and property at risk to outside dangers.

What causes glass to break?

  • Blunt force trauma with a hammer, baseball bat, etc
  • An active shooter’s bullet
  • A bomb blast nearby
  • Hurricanes and earthquakes
  • Unstable metals

3M’s Safety & Security Window Films help protect those nearby by helping to reduce the likelihood of broken glass – helping to keep people and property safe.

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Office space needs updating from time to time to make it more attractive to existing and prospective tenants, or to improve the function of interior spaces. Renovations are expensive to building owners, disruptive to tenants, and can take months or years to complete. That’s why 3M Company introduced its Glass Finishes and DI-NOC Architectural Finishes. You can refresh existing surfaces (doors, ceilings, walls, furniture, etc.) at a fraction of the cost of replacement and without the associated disruption.

3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes simulate a variety of natural and synthetic materials and can be installed on most any non-porous surface, inside or outside. Within an hour we can transform a damaged door into something that looks virtually new.

3M also manufactures various glass finishes to refresh the aesthetics of glass. 3M Fasara and Dichroic Glass Finishes transform plain clear glass into a visual spectacle for privacy or enhanced aesthetics. The possibilities and opportunities are endless.

Glass Finishes
Architectural Finishes


Graffiti Abatement

The etching, scratching, painting, and marking of glass are expensive and rapidly growing problems worldwide. In fact, there is a $15-$20 billion annual cost associated with graffiti abatement. 3M Anti-Graffiti Film provides protection by taking the brunt of graffiti damage as a sacrifical and invisible layer on top of glass. The film is then easily removed and replaced with new film, all at a fraction of the cost of glass replacement.