HGST, Inc. (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is a subsidiary of Western Digital that sells hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and external storage products and services. Their U.S. Headquarters are located in San Jose, California.

HGST was looking for maximum energy savings and inhabitant comfort improvement while maintaining a clear and natural view for their San Jose campus. The older design of the property, with main work areas being enclosed by long perimeter hallways that were originally designed for quick movement through the large areas, made it difficult to model and specify an “easy choice” solution for the objectives presented by the client.

To insure the best fit for all of the clients needs and goals, three products were presented as effective options for achieving the clients goals for the project. The 3M window film that was eventually installed was selected after rigorous selection process where the three different window film candidates were evaluated and scored in the areas of appearance, performance and price.

3M Affinity 30 was installed on 24,000 square feet of glass. Energy savings from reduced heating and cooling costs are estimated to be $32,679 annually.