An exterior curtain wall protects the Norton Cancer Institute’s gorgeous, interior glass art wall from the weather, but after energy costs began to skyrocket, the building’s engineers discovered that the glass’s added protection was causing added complications. “When the sun hit that curtain wall, the art glass structure behind it amplified the heat. It was like being behind a magnifying glass,” explained James Beale, Managing Partner at NGS Films and Graphics. The “magnifying glass” effect heated the glass to 120 degrees. Not only did this increase climate control costs, it also endangered the art glass’s integrity. Though the building’s engineers knew a solar film solution would solve their temperature problems, they worried that solar tinting could diminish the beauty of their oneof- a-kind laminated and painted antique glass. The solution became crystal clear with NGS Films and Graphics.