Thursday, December 26, 2013

Zappos Las Vegas

Architectural Window Film was contracted by Henriksen/Butler out of Salt Lake City, Utah. The project scope was to add privacy to the Dirtt wall system they installed at Zappos world headquarters.

The frosted film accomplished the goal by cutting eye contact for increased privacy and productivity also adding a design element and maintaining light harvesting/management. 

Zappos purchased the former Las Vegas city hall building and transformed the space into a hip vibrant atmosphere. Ironically the government moved out at great expense to move into something "better".

We were proud to have a small part in this process! 

Call us for decorative film needs.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Monday, March 19, 2012

Jody Wilkinson Accura

 Henriksen/ Butler is a commercial interior design and furnishing company, in Salt Lake City Utah. They are the distributor of Dirtt  Enviromental Solutions. Dirtt makes a high end glass and metal wall system used in prestigious commercial build outs. We have been hired to install our glass graphics film to Dirtt projects throughout the west. The film provides privacy and separation while enhancing the beauty of the wall system.

This install was completed at a car dealership remodel. The client was extremely happy with the final

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We were contacted to provide installation of safety and security window film and Dow 995 wet glaze attachment to 6700 sq feet of glass at the Seattle City Hall, in downtown Seattle Washington. The film was also deigned with solar control reducing properties, reducing the sun heat and glare in the building. 

The lobby of the courts were determined to pose significant risk to terrorist attack. The massive expanse of glass at street level combined with the density of the crowd were determining factors. 

After 911 attacks the government, through enhanced interrogation techniques, acquired information and terrorist training manuals.  These terrorist manuals recommended that explosive attacks occur in populated areas with large expanses of glass. The explosion is devastating but the percussion blast will cause windows to explode sending deadly shards of glass hurling towards bystanders. 

Window film was determined to be a quick, and economical solution to retro fit thousands of existing government  buildings. This application of specialty window films increase the safety of the glass by retaining glass fragments.  

Noticeable difference from treated and untreated window sun shadows

Thursday, March 8, 2012

IWFA determines window film best for reducing energy consumption

Article from window film magazine.

IWFA Report Reveals Window Film as Most Cost-Effective Energy Saving Choice for Californians

Mar 8th, 2012 | By  | Category: Featured Content
 An independent analysis has revealed that window film is the most cost-effective energy saving choice for Californians when used in retrofit applications on homes and buildings. The International Window Film Association (IWFA) released the report done by ConSol, a California energy consultant firm.
The study compared the installation of window film to other energy savings measures (updating HVAC systems, air sealing and caulking, adding R-38 ceiling insulation) and concluded that the best opportunities for saving energy with window film are in existing high-rise office buildings. The study also determined that film is a more cost-effective retrofit opportunity for homes than other measures, especially in homes with single pane glass. In addition, the report states that window films “demonstrate an effective means of reducing GHG emissions when used in retrofitting existing buildings.”
“Without a doubt, window film offers an enormous potential for energy savings in the California market in all retrofit remodeling applications,” says Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “When widely installed, the resulting reduction of peak demand on utilities and greenhouse gases will further the state’s reputation as an environmental leader.”
“With over 70 percent of the buildings and homes in the California market having been constructed before 1980, window film has to be high on the list for every building retrofit project across the state,” says Mike Hodgson, president of ConSol.
ConSol conducted the study using many of the same informational processes that the California Energy Commission utilizes in determining energy savings.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Light Spot Modern Design

Light Spot Modern Design is a high end reputable interior design firm in Salt Lake City Utah. The company sells modern lighting and furniture. Their building is located on Highland Drive in Salt Lake City. Highland Drive is a busy street with a high traffic count. The Light Spot building was conceived to display the products they sell. The company makes a great effort to design their display windows to reflect the high level and quality of the products and services they offer. 

They had a unique sun control problem. The displays they set up were being damaged by the suns ultra violet light in a short amount of time in the west facing display windows. Light Spots solution was to install shades. The problem was the display was no longer on display. 

Light Spot contacted Architectural Window Film. After film samples were installed Light Spot elected   to install Huper Optik Ceramic 60 window film.The results were clear visibility through the windows and virtual elimination of UV light. (99.9%)

A side benefit was also noticed. With the installation of the Huper Optik ceramic film the windows were slightly less reflective at certain times improving interior visibility.

Pre Installation