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Draper, Inc., Offers Green Solutions for Large Window Openings


Today’s “green” architecture features more and larger energy-efficient plate glass windows to help with passive solar heat and indirect light. With large windows, however, come problems such as glare and increased load on HVAC systems.

Draper has established itself as a market leader in sustainable, environmentally-friendly products and operations, with 12 LEED® Accredited Professionals on staff. Our window shades reflect light and heat from the sun, reducing the amount of energy required to cool the building. Motorized window shades can automatically adjust to compensate for the changing shade requirements throughout the day, no matter how large the window or windows.

Energy savings can add up quickly. Utilizing appropriate solar shading can save from approximately 15-75% on cooling costs depending on location, climate, and fabric when compared to no window shades. Utilizing natural light from the sun provides free heating and more pleasing lighting. Draper FlexShades provide glare control for comfortable working conditions with view-through to the outdoors, while promoting greater productivity and learning.

The indoor environment is just as important. Draper offers several GREENGUARD® Children and Schools™ certified fabrics, which meet or exceed the strictest industry standards for indoor air quality. Draper shades are available in hundreds of fabrics with a range of openness factors from opaque blackout fabrics to mesh fabrics with view-through. For more information on Draper’s green products, including window shades, go to

Contact: Terry Coffey
Phone: 765-856-1230
FAX: 765-987-7142
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