Heat and Glare
The Northern Bear Golf Course is one of only three Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses in Canada. It is a spacious 18-hole course set in wooded flatlands, carefully crafted with exquisitely placed water hazards. The club house occupies a commanding position with avant-garde modern architecture enhanced with tall, 35-foot high glass windows that reach to a cathedral roof, enabling truly panoramic vistas. While the south and western views from the Members’ Lounge and the Pro Shop were a delight, the accompanying solar heat and glare proved uncomfortable. Even worse in the Pro Shop, the staff could not read their computer screens, and the shoppers could not enjoyably view the merchandise. The members and the pros were unhappy: Bill Penny, general manager, had to find a solution.
He called in a local Vista by LLumar dealer who recognized the problem and knew the solution. He recommended the installation of Vista by LLumar V33 Sunrise Bronze solar control window film. A film designed specifically to reduce interior heat, Sunrise Bronze rejects 60 percent of solar heat gain through glass in the summer and tames the sun’s glare by 57 percent. The film also blocks more than 99 percent ultraviolet rays from penetrating the glass, helping protect against premature fading.*
With the window film in place, members can enjoy the views from their lounges at ease. The Pro Shop’s staff can read their computer screens while the players shop and purchase golf wares in comfort. General Manager Bill Penny also takes comfort in the knowledge that he has done what he can to help protect the club’s interior from fading and ultraviolet ray deterioration.