It's True! V-KOOL's spectrally selective technology has been voted as one of the Top 100 inventions of the Millennium, along side other essentials like canned food, the refrigerator, computer, insulation, internet and the telephone*.
"For years, windows were a big yawn. Sure, they let in too much cold in the winter and heat in the summer, but c'est la vie. But the introduction of new glazing systems in the early 1980's kicked off a surge in window technology that sparked such enthused descriptions as "Wonder Windows" and "Superwindows." Among the dramatic innovations were coatings that let in light but not heat; inert-gas filling between panes; and heat-stopping edge spacers. The Southwall Heat Mirror, a heat-retaining film, was one of the more dramatic advances."
- Popular Science Magazine, November 1999
Energy Star Ally
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded V-KOOL with the prestigious Energy Star Buildings Ally. This highly exclusive marque is awarded to technologies that make a significant contribution in reducing energy consumption at a global level and thereby reducing air pollution and emissions. V-KOOL has since helped numerous corporations and buildings around the world in being more energy efficient.
NFRC is a non-profit organizationorganization that administers the only uniform, independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows, doors, skylights, and attachment products. V-KOOL, through Southwall Technologies, has had certain V-KOOL films certified by the NFRC.
American Institute of Architects Headquarters
The AIA Building committee, after reviewing and testing several other good established window film products, selected V-KOOL 70 to be applied to 12,000 square feet of their headquarters building in Washington D.C. This was in spite of the fact that other alternative products were cheaper than V-Kool.
Today's Facility Manager
V-KOOL was voted as one of the winners in Today's Facility Manager (TFM), 2003 Readers' Choice Awards, in the Window Film category. Over 7,500 readers were asked in an independent, online survey conducted by PresoSurvey.com, to select their preferred vendors. TFM readers selected 112 winners in 56 product and service categories including interior furnishings, lighting, security, safety, software, FM services, and building materials.
Numerous High Profile Projects