3M Window Film Helps United Way Save Energy

Save energy, reduce glare and maximise daylightning with better window film.

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The Aloha, United Way’s building in Honolulu, Hawaii, is home to both the United Way and several other nonprofit tenants. As both a nonprofit building owner and commercial landlord, the United Way aims to use its resources as efficiently as possible, as well as to maximize the attractiveness of its space to potential tenants. Constructed in the late 1960s, the two-building complex includes a two-story and seven-story building, with approximately 15,000 square feet of windows. A renovation of the building in the early 1990s included the application of a tinted window film, which by 2012 had been in place well past the end of its service life and was starting to degrade. “When you’re a nonprofit, building aesthetics are not something you can put really high on your list of priorities,” said Kim Gennaula, president of the Aloha United Way.

“We’re working to get as much money back…

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