Shades of Green Eco-friendly Solutions
Building with Shades of Green
The “Green Building” movement aims to improve occupant well being, environmental performance and economic returns of residential and commercial buildings.
The contribution of Oasis Exterior Window Shades to “Green Building” projects and as requirement reference items in the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is evaluated based on:
Performance & Material Content Considerations
Building designs featuring large window areas maximize the availability of natural light and create pleasant, productive work and study environments. The introduction of natural light also decreases the need for fluorescent lighting and invites solar heat gain to assist with winter heating.
Exterior Solar Screen Shades are the most energy efficient solution to reduce heat gain and control glare while maintaining excellent view and connectivity to the outside world.
Material Content Considerations
Specifiers consider the material content of interior furnishings regarding their impact on indoor air quality and sustainability.
Solar screen fabrics featuring vinyl-coated polyester or fiberglass yarns continue to be dominant in the market. They are time proven, provide excellent shading performance and are recognized for being durable and washable.
When recycling is a point of emphasis Insolroll offers a selection of fabrics that are 100 % recyclable. Palmetto, for exterior shades are recyclable via the Texyloop program.
Texyloop is a 100% closed loop textile recycling program. This process prevents materials from being sent to landfills or industrial incinerators and reduces the demand for PVC raw materials being extracted from the environment.