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Energy & Sustainability

Help prevent expensive heat loss and maximize energy savings with 3M solutions for any commercially constructed facility in any climate. Designed for new construction or building updates, the 3M provides a host of ways to outfit military installations to save on energy costs.

Thin Flex Lighting

3M teamed up with Gossamer Space Frames to unveil a new parabolic trough solar collector.

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Energy-saving, energy efficient Window Film Solutions

Reduce energy costs and increase comfort with 3M Window Films

Reducing energy consumption is a critical goal for most military installations. With 3M Sun Control Window Films, you can save up to one ton of air conditioning for every 100 square feet of glass exposed to the sun helping to approach ambitious Net-Zero objectives. 3M Window Films can also help protect you from unwelcome events like hurricanes, severe storms and vandalism. The films hold glass together in the event of severe weather and offer superior performance over standard polyester films in blast and impact events.

Top performance and productivity

Flexible, yet tough, 3M Air Barrier Systems get the job done

The 3M Air & Vapour Barrier Membrane allows for fast and convenient application without the need for priming in most applications and can be applied from -18°C to +66°C, saving you time and money. It's also thin enough to fit conveniently into corners, under siding and around curved surfaces.

The tough, durable air barrier product is lighter than many competitive alternatives and is easy to handle with no mess. In addition to blocking air and moisture flow through facility walls, it can help prevent mold. The 3M Air Barrier has a backing that is tough enough to resist punctures and tears. It also meets criteria to contribute to LEED® credits.

Energy-efficient installation and use

Energy-efficient installation and use

The right choice for protecting your HVAC system and overall air quality

Significant energy savings are possible when Filtrete HVAC filters are installed in place of standard filters due to the low pressure drop achieved through our use of highly refined electrostatically charged media (electret media), open filtration media structure and high surface area mini-pleat design. The Filtrete Commercial HVAC Filter MERV A13 Mini-Pleat with Gasket contributes to earning a point in the LEED® certification process for existing and new buildings by using the filter on all outside air intakes and inside air recirculation returns.

Cool Roofing Innovation from 3M

Cool Roof technology protects homes by reflecting the sun's energy

Ideal for new and re-roof applications, 3M™ Cool Roofing Granules can help keep homes cool and reduce energy consumption. Roof shingles made with 3M Cool Roof granules are up to four times* more reflective than conventional colored granules. Shingles with 3M Cool Roofing Granules are best for steep slope applications and will produce the greatest benefits in hotter climates across the south, from Virginia to California.

  • Save energy
  • Reduce urban heat
  • Improve occupant comfort
  • Contribute to LEED Certification and compliance with California Title 24 requirements

Installation Operations – Sustainable Protection

Find out how 3M solutions can save valuable energy and increase comfort at your installation.

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