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3M Purification provides a diverse portfolio of sustainable water and air filtration solutions and technologies for the Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Life Sciences industries across the globe.

Sustainable Filtration Solutions

Environmental Progress

Environmental Progress

3M strives to meet today's needs while respecting the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The company takes a holistic view of environmental sustainability to develop programs addressing every aspect of 3M's business. Read more about 3M's sustainability initiatives.
Energy Savings

Energy Savings

Increasing utility costs, restricted budgets and environmental concerns challenge facility owners and operators to seek solutions that help save energy and reduce operating costs, while meeting appropriate indoor air quality requirements.

In addition to upgrading to energy efficient air handlers, the choice of replacement HVAC filters may also impact your overall energy savings. Comparing the "Total Cost of Ownership" (TCO) between existing and potential filtration solutions is very useful in determining which HVAC filters to buy. Learn more.

TCO component
Description
Benefits of using 3M™
Commercial HVAC Filters
Energy cost
Up to 70% of Total Cost of Ownership for HVAC filters is cost associated with energy use
Up to 70% of Total Cost of Ownership for HVAC filters is cost associated with energy useBiggest component of TCO!
3M™ HVAC Filters can reduce energy costs
Lower initial and life cycle pressure drop
3M™ HVAC Filters can potentially reduce total ownership and operating cost for buildings
May potentially reduce energy consumption associated with HVAC operations for buildings.
Filter cost
Initial filter purchasing cost can be as low as 7% of the total operating cost for HVAC air filtration
Commercial HVAC Filter initial purchasing cost calculated over filter life can lead to lower total ownership cost
Initial purchasing cost calculated over filter life can lead to lower total ownership cost
Cost of labor for installation and replacement
Cost associated with the labor of taking used HVAC filters out of air handling units, installing new filters, ensuring sealing of individual filters to minimize air by-pass and transporting used filters to diposal site
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters reduce the cost associated with the labor of taking used HVAC filters out of air handling units, installing new filters, ensuring sealing of individual filters to minimize air by-pass and transporting used filters to diposal site
Smaller and lighter than comparable products of same efficiency and dust loading capacity
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters are smaller and lighter than competitive products of the same efficiency
Have integral gaskets
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters eliminate the need for a separate sealing step
May eliminate the need for separate sealing step
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters save labor time
Save labor time
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters may last longer than competitive filters
May last longer than competitive filters
Cost of disposal
Filter disposal cost influenced by factors such as volume, weight, metal content, etc.
Commercial HVAC filter disposal cost is influenced by factors such as volume, weight, metal content, etc.
Smaller and lighter than competitive deep pleat, pocket or box HVAC filters
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters are smaller and lighter than competitive deep pleat, pocket or box HVAC filters
100% synthetic
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters are incinerable
Incinerable
(Depending on federal, state and local regulations)
Cost of shipping filters to facility
Key influence factors include filter volume and change-out frequency
3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters have an excellent combination of small size and long filter life
Excellent combination of small size and long filter life
Economic Progress

Economic Progress

3M believes only by continuing to be a viable and successful enterprise can we continue to be a positive contributor to sustainable development. That said, the company runs on four principles: corporate values, sustainable growth, productivity and talent management. Read more about 3M's sustainability initiatives.

Professional Organizations & Accreditations

 
Green Building Council Member
National Air Filtration Association
Energy Star Partner
INDA

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