During the late 1970s, shortly after the OPEC crisis and
the ensuing gasoline rationing, energy conservation was
a global concern that many people addressed. From small
fuel-efficient imported automobiles to water saving showerheads,
all existing uses of energy were challenged. Homeowners
and office tenants alike began looking for ways to reduce
wasted energy caused by windows. Selected by architects
for their aesthetic qualities and the spatial feeling
that they provide building occupants, windows have energy
inefficiencies as heat transfers from areas of higher
temperatures to areas of lower temperatures.
In 1978, Energy Management Systems was founded and
incorporated in Baltimore, MD to offer a solution to
this concern. Before operations began, EMS founders
pledged to provide their clients with the best possible
results and an uncompromised level of customer service.
To do that, the founders realized that they would need
to partner with an innovative manufacturer whose commitment
to product performance was as strong as their commitment
to client satisfaction. Consequently, EMS became a 3M-authorized
Dealer / Applicator of 3M window films.
As America's energy outlook became more optimistic
in the 1980s, EMS began installing 3M's security window
films - products designed to hold glass shards in place
in the event of a nearby explosion or terrorist attack.
These films also offer many of the energy benefits associated
with traditional solar films.
Today, EMS remains in the window tinting industry through its sister company, Energy Products Distribution, a 3M-Authorized Distributor of 3M Window Film Products.