ALEXANDRIA, Va. – One of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies has selected Commercial Window Shield to install solar control window film on a building in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the sole tenant.
Cushman & Wakefield, with world headquarters in Chicago, tabbed Commercial Window Shield to solve a solar heat gain issue on a suburban Washington, D.C. building it manages known as Braddack Metro Center 2.
The project involves removing existing window film on glass overlooking the building’s fitness center and installing solar control window film in its place. Presently, sun rays are penetrating the unprotected glass, creating a hot and uncomfortable environment for USDA employees utilizing the fitness center. There are around 750 USDA employees working in the building.
Installation of the solar control window film will significantly reduce the heat gain effect making the fitness center more comfortable.
The project is scheduled to begin later this spring.
This is the second window film project involving Commercial Window Shield in the same building. In 2019, the company installed 18,000 sq. ft. of 7-mil clear daylight security film on 952 windows. HITT contracting of Falls Church, Va., hired Commercial Window Shield for the project as part of an overall building renovation project.
That project involved a General Service Administration security requirement for federal government tenants that stipulates fragment retention film being installed on the building’s windows for shatter resistant glass protection in the event of a catastrophic event.
Commercial Window Shield is one of the country’s leading installers of solar control and security window films. The company is also a leading installer of privacy/decorative window films, radio frequency [RF] films, smart and switchable window films and anti-bird strike windows films.
The company’s major focus in its nearly 40 years in business has been fragment retention and solar control window film installation. Its clients have included the U.S. Capitol, FBI headquarters, the Pentagon, all House of Representative and Library of Congress buildings, Grand Central Terminal, Merrill Lynch headquarters, the United Nations, the Willis [former Sears] Tower, O’Hare and Seattle international airports, and the Philadelphia and Denver mints.