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  • Case Study: Hilton Hotel in Shanghai
    Faced with the high solar heat gain through the glass surfaces during the summer months, the Hilton Hotel management engaged V-KOOL Shanghai to retrofit V-KOOL® 70 on the entire skylight covering the Coffee House. V-KOOL 70 was selected as the management did not want to compromise the natural light entering the cafe with heat rejection. Working only through the midnight hours to minimise disruption to hotel operations, the 7,000 sq. ft. project took slightly under a month to complete due to the difficulty and access constraints of the work site.
    Friday, February 1, 2002

  • Case Study: International Airport in Dominican Republic
    Since the installation and together with other measures taken, Aerodom has reported over US$100,000 savings in energy costs. Aerodome manages 4 other major airports in the Dominican Republic and are considering using V-KOOL when the airports are being renovated. Aerodom has already retrofitted their own offices with V-KOOL 40.
    Saturday, December 1, 2001

  • Case Study: Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Moulmein, Singapore
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), the second largest hospital in Singapore, has selected to apply V-KOOL® 40 on over 120,000 sq.ft. of its glass facade to further enhance energy-saving.
    Saturday, December 1, 2001

  • Case Study: Singapore Coast Guard Fast Patrol Craft in Singapore
    The Singapore Coast Guard recently engaged V-KOOL Singapore to look into equipping their stable of Fast Patrol Craft with V-KOOL Technology. V-KOOL® 70 was recommended for this particular application as optimum optical clarity and maximum heat rejection was desired.
    Saturday, September 1, 2001

  • Case Study: J.W. Marriott Hotel in Mumbai, India
    Competitors, like 3M also approached the management for this project but the business was finally awarded to V-KOOL India after a product demonstration to the Management. Installation of the 4,000 sq.ft. project was done over a period of 2 weeks and staff immediately commented on the greater comfort due to the reduced heat gain from the glass. In addition, window seating, which was once brought back, and away, from the windows were drawn back to the windows after installation.
    Monday, January 1, 2001

  • Case Study: Raffles Hotel in Downtown Singapore
    With an existing solar heat gain problem in the PoolSide Bar, Raffles Hotel Management engaged V-KOOL Singapore to propose solar control solutions. An initial site survey and Customer Needs Analysis conducted by V-KOOL Consultants, the building management were recommended the superior spectrally-selective attributes of V-KOOL® 70 for the PoolSide Bar. V-KOOL 70 allowed the maximum heat rejection to visible light transmission ratio available in the market so that customers and staff experienced much needed cooling without darkening the space. Total area installed was approximately 610 sq. ft. and was completed within a span of 3-4 hours, in the early morning to minimise inconvenience and disruption to the bar.
    Thursday, June 1, 2000

  • Case Study: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Riverside, Singapore
    Shortly after the inauguration of the hotel, it became apparent that heat gain from morning and afternoon sun, through the hotel's many large clear windows and glass, was a problem. The heat was identified to be most problematic in two restaurants, namely Brio's and Pontini, which experienced immense heat from the afternoon sun. Assistant General Manager of CDL, Mr. Jimmy Loons states, "We've tried curtains, drapes, fabric but (all) not very effective in terms of controlling heat and for aesthetics purposes." Faced with increased energy consumption and affected business at the two restaurants, a cost-effective and prompt solution had to be found. Recounting how a previous heat problem was successfully resolved with V-KOOL for a tenant (from a former project), Mr. Loon contacted V-KOOL Singapore again for consultation.
    Wednesday, September 1, 1999

  • Case Study: KLIA Pan Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    In a letter of appreciation sent to V-KOOL Malaysia, Mr. Lak highlighted, "After installation of the V-KOOL window coating at our Travellers Bar and Grill and Pasta & Mee Restaurant, we are glad that there has been a substantial reduction of heat." Mr. Lak added, "...our customers are now able to enjoy the view sitting at tables by the windows, comfortably." On energy savings and the UV protection from V-KOOL coatings, Mr. Lak commented, "I hope with the substantial rejection of solar heat, we shall be able to reduce our energy cost for air-conditioning. Our expensive furniture and curtains are also protected from UV damage and should last longer and look much better."
    Tuesday, December 1, 1998

  • Case Study: Westin Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
    AT A GLANCE V-KOOL had solved the problem, getting rid of hot spots without compromising the natural daylight of the space. It also preserved the exterior appearance of the hotel. The hotel management was so pleased with the results that they decided to install V-KOOL on all west-facing presidential-suites of the hotel, covering a glass area of another 1,200 square feet.
    Tuesday, December 1, 1998

  • Case Study: American Institute of Architects Headquarters in Washington D.C., USA
    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.
    Monday, September 1, 1997

  • Case Study: Guggenheim Museum in New York City, USA
    Housing an impressive collection of contemporary art and masterpieces, the museum is now an internationally recognized and loved "resident" on 5th Avenue. A centrepiece of Wright's vision is the skylight dome in the rotunda. During the restoration of the museum in 1997, the concrete frame supporting the skylight was patched. The original single glazed skylights were also replaced with refurbished single-glazed panes incorporating V-KOOL® coatings. This new glazing system allowed maximum visible light transmission, with significant reduction in solar heat gain and OTTV compared to the original skylight. The added feature of UV inhibitors in V-KOOL also meant that artworks are not subjected to additional UV radiation from the skylights. Patrons of the world renowned art museum can now enjoy the art exhibits in a cool environment.
    Monday, September 1, 1997

  • Case Study: Jollibee Fast Food Restaurants in the Philippines
    The famous Jollibee food chain in Philippines recently opened its 200th outlet located at the suburban downtown of Malolos, Bulacan in the Philippines. V-KOOL® window coatings were installed at the dining and playground areas of the store. Another Jollibee store, located at the uptown part of the same town also had it's dining and playground areas coated.
    Wednesday, January 1, 1997

  • Case Study: Exxon Tiger Market Stores in USA
    Realizing the potential for substantial energy savings, the engineering department of Exxon (USA) has specified V-KOOL® 70 to be applied to all new buildings that are facing the problem of high solar heat gain and require heat control.
    Monday, January 1, 1996

  • Case Study: Tampines Mart in Tampines, Singapore
    Upon completion of the V-KOOL installation on the glass dome, Tampines Mart management and Pertama store staff reported a resounding and unanimous conclusion was that it was a "much cooler and comfortable concourse". V-KOOL(Singapore) is very pleased to have assisted Tampines Mart in solving their heat problem.
    Monday, January 1, 1996