“Net-Zero” Store Produces More Energy than It Consumes With the Help of 3M Daylight Redirecting Film

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Walgreen’s, the Nation’s largest drugstore chain, with over 8,000 stores nationwide, opened its first “net-zero” location—a store designed to produce more energy than it consumes. It is equipped with wind turbines, solar panels, and a lighting strategy that incorporates 3M Daylight Redirecting Film.
“For every vertical foot of window glass treated with redirecting window film, 3M estimates that natural daylight can be extended up to eight feet into a building’s interior.
That can translate into as much as a 52% reduction in lighting energy savings. And, in the case of the Evanston Walgreens, the film is performing brilliantly. “By applying 3M Daylight Redirecting window film, we were able to solve our primary goal of reducing glare, while simultaneously saving energy by increasing the area we could use for daylight harvesting,” Robbins added. “Our decisions on how to treat our west-facing curtain wall were critical in the overall look, feel and function of our net-zero design.”


If you would like information on 3M Daylight redirecting Film for your commercial building or office space, call Carolina Solar Control & Security—Your authorized 3M Window Film Dealer in the Southeast.