sustainable design architecture

Achieve dramatic transformations of existing surfaces.

  • We believe we have a responsibility to integrate new solutions that help reduce waste. When you choose 3M™ Architectural Finishes, you can expect best-in-class quality and durability that allow you to create functional and beautiful environments.

3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes

  • Minimal building disruption
    Minimal disruption

    Dramatically transform your space without the disruption and mess of traditional construction with materials designed to refresh existing building elements and fixtures. You can eliminate the noise of demolition work, rebuilding efforts, and installation of new fixtures and building elements.

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    Remodel and reuse

    There's no need to discard everything and start from scratch — 3M™ Architectural Finishes offer a way to channel your creativity while reusing existing structures. By reimagining a space rather than fully renovating, your clients can work towards their sustainability design goals and help keep costs lower.

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    Waste reduction

    Refreshing your space without replacing fixtures, facades, and windows can help reduce landfill waste and help building owners achieve LEED credits. This can also allow for a more efficient use of refurbishment and maintenance budgets.

Beauty you can feel good about.

  • Enhance performance without replacing windows. 3M™ Sun Control Window Films increase efficiency, decrease energy costs, and can help buildings reach net zero carbon goals.

  • As non-PVC, GREENGUARD Gold certified products, these films and overlaminates meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party testing standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor environments. 3M™ Envision™ Print Wrap Films also provide customisable designs and graphics.

  • As a non-PVC (non-vinyl) film, these products offer a more environmentally friendly solution that can help your client attain their sustainability goals. Achieve your desired aesthetic by reusing already existing surfaces.

  • No glass replacement required — 3M Glass Finishes can be applied as a film to nearly any glass surface and for a great way to create stunning visual effects. Elevate the experience of your existing glass areas with our library of on-trend patterns, different levels of privacy, and other glass effects. Achieving your goals has never been easier to implement.

  • Achieve the look of sandblasted or etched glass without the expense of installing new glass panels and the waste of discarding old glass. Provide privacy in interior or exterior spaces while keeping an open feel.

  • Create a dynamic color shifting glass appearance without the expense of installing actual dichroic coated glass. The transparent dichroic color effect adds cool or warm tones to your interior or exterior glass environment.

  • Taylor the light, privacy, and style of your space with a variety of available patterns. Most FASARA™ glass finishes are non-vinyl polyester-based films.

sustainability interior design

Tried and trusted solutions.

3M™ Architectural Finishes are tested for compliance with various flammability and low emissions requirements. When you choose 3M products for your architectural design projects, you’re helping your clients and their communities work toward a more sustainable future.

  • When you choose 3M products for your architectural design projects, you’re helping your clients and their communities work toward a more sustainable future. Building owners can acquire LEED credits by using 3M™ Glass Finishes (FASARA™, Dichroic and Crystal), 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and 3M Sun Control Window Film. LEEDv4 building credits can include: Interiors Life Cycle Impact Reduction, Construction and Demolition Waste Management, Low Emitting Materials, Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction, Furniture & Medical Furnishings, Facility Maintenance & Renovation, Access to Natural Light and Occupant Comfort.

  • When a product or service is registered as EPD, it demonstrates a commitment to reducing environmental impacts. As an EPD-certified product series, the multi-layer patented 3M™ Sun Control Window Film Prestige 70 Exterior, Prestige 40 Exterior, and Prestige 70 offer exceptional heat protection that can help reduce cooling costs and negates the need for conventional shade in a building.

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Architectural design case studies

  • hospital interior design case study featuring 3m di noc film
    HealthPartners Regions Hospital, St. Paul

    With cost constraints and patient rooms that could not be out of use for renovation, a full remodel wasn’t possible. Instead, this hospital turned to 3M™ Architectural Finishes to refurbish their general patient care unit.

    Read the case study (PDF, 135 KB)

  • hilton hotel case study architecture featuring 3m di noc film
    Hilton Hotel Restrooms

    Worn and tired looking restroom doors needed a refresh. By using 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes, Hilton created a sleek and modern restroom without excess waste that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Learn more about 3M’s commitment to helping achieve a more sustainable future.

The 3M Sustainability Commitment