CWS Completes D.C. Region Solar Control Film Project for Vornado
ARLINGTON, Va. — Commercial Window Shield has completed a solar control window film installation project for Vornado/Charles E. Smith in the nation’s capitol region.
The project, at Vornado’s Crystal Plaza 4 building, 2200 Crystal Drive, involved removing 15-year-old solar control film from all the windows in the 11-story building and replacing it with new solar control film. The original film had deteriorated, resulting in poor visibility looking out from inside the building.
In total, Commercial Window Shield replaced and installed 30,763 sq. ft. of solar control film on 1,360 panes of glass. As part of the installation process, a beauty bead of silicone was applied around the entire perimeter of the film. This was done to improve the appearance of the original window glazing bead. As a secondary benefit, this sealed any water leakage or air infiltration.
Vornado is renovating the entire building for a number of new tenants and the film removal and installation is an important part of this process. The film installation also involves an energy savings component. An analysis carried out by Commercial Window Shield engineers found that Vornado will recoup its film investment in six years through improved energy efficiency in the building since the film will help reduce solar intrusions that spike the building’s HVAC system.
The company also will be taking advantage of a rebate of 85 cents per square feet of window film offered by Dominion Virginia Power.
Over the past 10 years, Commercial Window Shield has installed security window film on more than 30 Vornado buildings in the Washington, D.C. area as part of GSA’s lease renewal security requirements. Vornado/Charles E. Smith is the largest owner/property manager in the national capitol region. The federal government leases space in a number of the company’s 73 Washington-area buildings.
Commercial Window Shield is the country’s largest installer of security and solar window films. Among the hundreds of projects the company has completed in its 30 years are the U.S. Capitol, all House of Representative and Library of Congress buildings, Pentagon, FBI headquarters, Grand Central Terminal, Merrill Lynch headquarters, O’Hare International Airport, the Willis Tower [former Sears Tower], the United Nations, and the Philadelphia and Denver mints.
For more information:
George Tanber  410-7913 or Adam Staley  215-9469