Everyone knows that window tinting is one of the easiest ways to achieve thermal comfort, so I don’t understand why people aren’t behind me on this. True, I might have gone a little hard on drumming it in at the last few team meetings, but I wouldn’t have had to go to extremes if someone would just agree with me.
No one wants to do that, though, because they have to look like they’re siding with Hank. As the head honcho, he’s within his rights to refuse to have the windows tinted, but his reasoning irks me. See, this is a new office – newly built, newly purchased, newly fitted out – and Hank is being super precious about it. I suspect he’s worried about it losing value, but it’s getting a bit obsessive when you won’t even protect your employees from UV rays on the off chance that it could damage the windows.
It wouldn’t damage the windows, anyway. The companies that do it are experts in office window tinting installation. Melbourne buildings commonly sport it, so it’s not even like it’d be doing something new and weird. As far as I can see, it’s just a standard part of running an office, like providing furniture and power points. I don’t know what Hank thinks is going to happen – that it’ll plunge the office into darkness and bring down the reputation of the whole precinct, maybe.
It’s not like I’m proposing frosted window tinting, which would change the look of the windows. It’s just your garden variety, glare-reducing tint that I’m suggesting. I mean, this stuff is barely visible to the eye. I even made a slideshow of images to illustrate this point at the meeting, but I was shut down before I could get to the section on stick-on films.
I’ll have to bring out the big guns now: the idea that UV rays can cause furnishings to fade. That’ll get Hank ticking; there’s no way he’d want to sacrifice the new carpet.