Benefits of Window Film
Benchmark Restaurant Niagara College

Window Film offers restaurant owners energy savings and so much more 


Have you ever been to a restaurant and found your seat a little too hot?  Or had the urge to put on your sunglasses so you wouldn't have to squint at the person across the table?  What about trying to work on a computer at your local coffee shop and the glare was too much to see the screen?  


Restaurant owners continue to find ways to keep their patrons happy, but at the same time they want to keep a healthy bottom line.  Window Film offers a window treatment solution to keep everyone happy.


Our Money Savings  newsletter this month features our recent blog "Energy Savings for a HOT restaurant" where we feature the work done at Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College.  The restaurant industry is a challenging business with tight profit margins.  Energy savings is one area that restaurant owners look at to save money.  Industry statistics, Benefits of window film for energy savings (and more) and useful links are included in our blog post.  


Even if you aren't a restaurant owner, these statistics offer real-life-measurable numbers to support most business energy saving opportunities.


See our portfolio of other local restaurants where patrons and owners continue to enjoy the benefit of installed window film by Evolution Window Films.


We hope you find this information helpful and pass it along to anyone you know that could enjoy these benefits.  Any questions, please feel free to contact us. 




Sam Bellhouse 


Evolution Window Films


Note:  The header image above is from Benchmark Restaurant during recent renovations at Niagara College.  Evolution Window Film's installation team is hard at work (August 2013).


Window Film for Benchmark Restaurant - Niagara College
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Energy savings for a HOT Benchmark Restaurant!

And not just because of the great food!


With east, south & western exposure the chillers for the Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College never stop and barely keep up!


With the application of Sunscape Starlite 18 Evolution Window Films is helping block 69% of the heat and 79% of the glare, making this 5 star restaurant the coolest place to eat in the Niagara Region!


Restaurants use about 5 to 7 times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings, such as office buildings and retail stores. ( Graph Below) [1] 


Restaurant Energy Savings



Historically, there have been very few energy saving solutions available to restaurant owners.  Changing incandescent lights over to LED is a more recent option for owners to save on energy costs.  Installation of programmable thermostats to optimize comfort levels during operational hours only, as well as investing in energy saving appliances is another.


Window treatments should be considered as an energy saving solution.  Often restaurant owners think that drapes or blinds are the only option to reduce glare and keep out the hot sun, but these solutions present some challenges.   When drapes and blinds are closed, restaurant patrons  can't see the beautiful view outside! Blinds and drapes require someone to adjust them when needed, and there is a costly capital investment.


Window Film is an Energy Saving Solution

Reducing the heat coming through windows by professionally installing solar control window film

  • Saves on Lighting energy by allowing more natural light into the room
  • Increases comfort levels in the room by reducing hot spots
  • Reduces the load put on HVAC / Cooling system, reducing operating and maintenance energy costs

AND your restaurant patrons will continue to enjoy the beautiful #WindowView


 Madico Window Films offers a case study  measuring side-by-side windows using RS440 on one window and nothing on the otherAt peak sun times, the window with window film showed 11-12 degrees Fahrenheit LESS than the window without window film.


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COmmissos Before After
6161 Thorold Stone Road, Unit 14, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

Tim Hortons Ancaster  
Tim Hortons 
Window Film on the Tim Hortons Side (Left) No Film on Wendys Side (Right)
977 Links Rd. Ancaster, Ontario

PenLakes Dining
569 Highway 20 West Fenwick, Ontario
Solar Film|  The Hillside Room | The Restaurant | The Orchard Room
  Carpaccio_Outside Carpaccio_Inside
6840 Lundy's Lane Niagara Falls, Ontario

7555 Montrose Road Niagara Falls, Ontario 

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