In the spirit of Earth Day, and in recognition that many consumers are willing to change their purchasing habits if it means improving the environment, Hunter Douglas, manufacturer of custom window treatments, highlights the variety of environmentally conscious styles, fabrics, and power solutions it provides. The company’s product portfolio and PowerViewⓇ Automation line are designed for homeowners who want to automate their shading while also supporting a greener planet with their smart home.
Hunter Douglas offers automated shading as well as sustainable fabric design, AERC certified styles, and reusable power options. The company uses the sustainably sourced GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ fabric, which is produced from recovered shoreline plastics and is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Bronze, a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products. The Sea-Tex fabrics are exclusive to Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades and are available in five neutral tones, providing UV protection, glare control and view-through, in addition to filtering sunlight.
Hunter Douglas works with Bionic®, a mission-driven, material engineering company that has established coastal recycling infrastructure in developing nations that delivers fully traceable textiles from marine and coastal plastic.
The ApplauseⓇ Honeycomb Shades are available in Vintage™ fabric made from 40 percent recycled content. A blend of pre- and post-consumer polyester, the shades are customizable by size and come in multiple neutral color options. Also unique to Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Shades is a double-cell construction, which offers even more insulation for optimal energy savings.
Select fabrics for Hunter Douglas DuetteⓇ Honeycomb Shades, Applause Honeycomb Shades, Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades, and Designer Screen Shades come with Attachments Energy Ratings Council (AERC) certification. AERC provides an un-biased, third-party certification of the energy-saving potential of a window attachment product. These AERC-certified window treatments help maintain temperature reducing costs for heating or air conditioning.
Finally, the Rechargeable Battery Wand reduces waste and conserves the resources associated with manufacturing and distributing disposable batteries. The battery is easy to remove, recharge, and replace; and the charge lasts about one year, depending on shade use. Homeowners can be alerted via email or app notification when shade battery is low and needs to be recharged.