How Campbell Helped the Howard Hughes Center Reduce Energy Costs by 10% (A $5 Million+ Value!)

The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC), is part of a Los Angeles County competition to demonstrate 20% energy and water savings by 2020 in existing buildings.

The LABBC offers opportunities for local and national recognition, as well as a range of free services to buildings that take the challenge.

Los Angeles is endeavoring to regain its energy upgrades momentum, and to lower demand on the energy grid by incentivizing existing buildings to upgrade systems, and install energy saving technologies such as window film.

More commercial building managers and property owners are becoming aware of the energy crisis and realizing the many benefits of installing energy-efficient window film on the aging buildings in their portfolio.

The Howard Hughes Center quickly responded to this challenge with a solar window film installation.

02. Client

Howard Hughes Center

03. What We Did

Window Film Retrofit

Case Studies: Howard Hughes Center

Our Challenges

Howard Hughes Center, which consists of five commercial buildings in Los Angeles, presented a sizeable energy savings opportunity.

Before installation took place, Campbell Window Film was tasked by the building’s management team with demonstrating the energy-savings and monetary benefits of installing window film. “We did test panels, proof-of-technology tests and BTU readings. We ran an energy analysis for each of the five buildings and showed a huge potential energy savings,” said said Brad Campbell, President of Campbell Window Film. The results were analyzed and verified by a third party energy consulting firm.

The project got the green light for Campbell Window Film to install 3M Night Vision 25 window film on 225,000 square feet of glass. The Campbell team completed the project ahead of schedule. “I expect the tenants are happy knowing that the Howard Hughes Center is working hard to offset the ever-rising costs of electricity and mitigate rate hikes,” Brad said.

Project Details

Howard Hughes Center

6080, 6060, 6100, 6701, 6601 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Campbell Window Film

Type of Window Film:
3M Night Vision 25

Square Feet of Film Installed:
225,000 Square Feet

Yearly Energy Savings:
2,104,526 kWh

Estimated Annual Savings:
Approximately 10.51%

LADWP Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Case Studies: Howard Hughes Center

Our Solution

The Howard Hughes Center’s estimated annual savings were approximately 10.51% of the site’s annual energy costs, representing 2,059,195 kWh in yearly energy savings. This reduction will add up to more than $5,000,000 in potential savings over the 12-year warranty period of the 3M window film.

When you consider the financial and aesthetic value of retrofitting existing glass with window film, the decision is an easy one for commercial property owners who need to affordably offset rising energy costs. “It really doesn’t make sense NOT to do it,” said Campbell.


Square feet of Film Installed (Approx.)


Estimated Annual Savings of Total Energy Costs


Annual kWh Savings

Having received our rebate check from LADWP I am prompted to express my sincere appreciation for the exemplary manner in which your company performed on the project, from early-phase testing, energy consulting and value engineering, to final completion. The organization of your team, their attention to detail and the finish quality all made for a seamless installation. It's always refreshing to work with a company that understands how, and is dedicated to, making such a large project go smoothly. Your continued and prompt communication was appreciated and made for an efficient project. Your continued support during and after the completion of the project with LADWP engineers and assisting with the rebate process was invaluable.

Jan ChurchGeneral Property Manager, Howard Hughes Center, Los Angeles, CA

Campbell Window Film

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