EPIC Glass Tinting Awarded Contract to Retrofit Major L.A. Office Building

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Intense Heat and Glare Are Major Issues

When tenants refuse to renew their leases because of heat and glare problems, property owners and managers know they have a severe problem and must address it immediately.

This was the case when EPIC Glass Tinting got a call from an owner of a major commercial high-rise building covering 60,000 sq. ft. in Los Angeles. Bob Kerr, president of EPIC, received a phone call from a frantic owner saying the heat and glare problems were costing him business, that tenants refused to renew leases, and asked if there was anything Kerr could do about it. The owner prefers anonymity.

Kerr replied: "When the morning sun is so bright that employees in an office building have to wear sunglasses, yes, you've got a real problem, but one we can readily fix. Thanks to the advanced window film technology, we can address heat and glare through solar control film which also works as safety film during seismic activity. Add on this the energy savings and you've got a very happy client."

EPIC Glass Tinting is a bonafide California Licensed Contractor # 980257 and an exclusive Solargard dealer; also a factory certified LLumar Magnum safety and security film technician by Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company. EPIC specializes in the installation of state-of-the-art solar control, safety, security and anti-graffiti film on commercial and residential properties throughout California. Primary markets served are Los Angeles and San Francisco.

"In this particular case," Kerr continued, "we will apply a film which rejects up to 82% solar energy, thus reducing the heat, glare, and the use of air conditioning. This film makes glass shatterproof which is critical during earthquake seismic activity. Also, with this film there is a significant reduction in the building's energy usage and costs and we've offered this client a detailed energy audit through the DOE software program. So this film addresses three major issues--solar control, safety, and energy savings.

"We have informed our client that he will qualify for a rebate from his utility company, plus any State or Federal tax credits, not to mention the ROI pay back period from the energy savings from the chiller run time. All he has to do is tell his tenants that the problem is solved."

Serving California since 1986, a complete list of EPIC's clients can be seen on the Commercial Page at http://www.epicglasstinting.com. For information, contact Kerr at (310) 347-7107 or email at clearview(at)epicglasstinting(dot)com. http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobjameskerr and http://www.twitter.com/bobjameskerr

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