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A Presentation on the Energy Efficiency of Effective Window Coverings


  • 1. The Green Window

2. 3. Energy Holes 4. Heat Loss

  • The Measure of a products ability to resist heat flow is called R-Value.

5. 6. Energy Saving Side Track System 7. 8. Drapery as Insulator 9. 10. 11. 12. Shades that Save! 13. 14. 15. 16. Daylight at Workspaces

  • Studies have shown that the light that passed through the retina in our eye affects our moods, behavior, and overall health.
  • More light= more biological functions= more melatonin hormone produced in blood that influences sleep & waking.
  • However, managing the negative effects such as glare & solar gain must be managed.

17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. EA Credit 1Optimize Energy Performance

    • The intent of this section is to achieve energy performance above the prerequisite standards to reduce environmental impacts associated with excessive energy use.
    • Credits: 1 10
    • Products with thermal reduction characteristics such as GreenScreen reflective fabrics, Duette honeycomb fabrics, specific horizontal blind slats, etc. which reduce the energy use of air conditioning systems. Credits are available for as little as a 5% reduction in measurable energy usage.

32. EQ Credit 4.2Low-Emitting Materials: Paints and Coatings

    • The intent of this section is to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants.
    • Credits: 1
    • GreenScreen PVC-free sun screen fabric contains no VOCs and requires no off gassing commonly associated with traditional roller shades. All paints used to coat aluminum and or steel components used in the manufacturing of our contract products are lead free as described by federal law.

33. EQ Credit 7.1Thermal Comfort: Compliance with ASHRAE 55-1992

    • Comply with thermal, humidity and air control standards outlined in ASHRAE 55 1992.
    • Credits: 1
  • This credit is available to buildings that regulate the above with 90% acceptability limits in both mechanically and naturally ventilated spaces. Window covering devices are potential solutions

34. EQ Credit 8.1 Daylight and Views: Daylight 75% of Spaces

    • Provide the building occupants a connection between indoor spaces and outdoors through the introduction of daylight into the regularly occupied areas of the building.
    • Credits: 1
    • Both external and internal shading/ window covering devices are potential solutions.

35. Motorization 36. Skylight Shades 37. Greenhouse Systems 38. Sustainable Silk:

  • Silk is hand woven in India using individual family weavers that we are directly supporting. Mulberry leaves that are fed to the silkworms, are organically fertilized with compost from Neem trees. Fabrics are made on hand made wooden looms - some of which are at least 100 years
  • old. No electrical energy is used in the
  • spinning, weaving or dyeing process,
  • leaving a zero carbon foot print.

39. Green Upholstery Fabrics:

  • Kravet Green Collection is made of 100% recycled polyester. Recycled polyester is a unique blend of post-industrial and post-consumer fibers. These fabrics are woven and treated with no additional chemicals. During the finishing process, water based products and environmentally approved dyes are used. After years of enjoyable use, these fabrics are recyclable.

40. Cradle to Cradle Certified

  • Xorel fabrics has earned the Cradle to Cradle Silver Level Certification. This means that this upholstery fabric met certain criteria such as: design for material reuse and recycling; efficient use of energy and water throughout production; and instituting strategies for social responsibility.

41. Natural Latex Foam

  • Natural Latex Foam is made from the rubber tree, (Hevea brasiliensis) and is the most durable cushioning material on the market today.
  • Natural Latex Foams are also the perfect Sustainable choice. It is100%free of any polyurethane polyols.

42. Smart Fabrics ADO ActiBreeze& BioProtectInnovative New Fabrics to Help Clean the Air You Breathe and Protect Your Health by Destroying Pathogens on Contact 43. Custom Drapery 44. Reupholstery 45. Shutters 46. In-House Workroom 47. Expert Installation 48. The Green Window 49. 50. Decorating with 26 Chestnut Ridge Rd #122 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-661-8322


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