Smart PNW is committed to being a responsible employer, vendor, and neighbor. Everything we do is designed to grow our business and support our clients and communities to contribute to a more sustainable world. We actively encourage our employees, our customers, and our partners to participate in initiatives that support the environment. Hunter Douglas also shares this mentality, which aligns our partnership well!
Hunter Douglas is making a positive impact on the future by taking action now, they have launched Hunter Green TM and Keen on Green as important company-wide initiatives to reduce energy consumption, water usage, and overall carbon-footprint reduction. A great example of this in action is how Hunter Douglas headrails utilize recycled materials making headrails made of 98% recycled aluminum.
Enough of the business side of sustainability, what about the products that would go in your home?!
Great products start with great design. Hunter Douglas has pioneered sustainability through innovate designs that help reduce energy loss, save on heating and cooling costs to create more energy efficient homes and offices. Window treatments are inherently sustainable by design, helping control light and heat, conserving energy and optimizing indoor environmental quality. Hunter Douglas fabric shades are consistently recognized for excellence in energy saving properties. Making “Green Living” beautiful and stylish!
Hunter Douglas is an industry leader in energy savings since the early 1940’s when the cellular shade was invented by Hunter Douglas. Step forward to 1985, Hunter Douglas first introduced the Duette Shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. And now, the latest redition is the Duette Architella Shade series which is the next generation of design with even greater energy efficiency. Duette Architella products keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
What about products other than the well-known and award-winning Duette Architella?
Smart PNW has other options than just the Duette products! Hunter Douglas released a line of Designer Screen Shades partnered with Bionic to create GreenScreen Sea-Tex Fabrics in July of 2020 after a successful launch in Europe. Bionic is a material engineering company that established coastal recycling infrastructure in developing nations that delivers fully traceable textiles from marine and coastal plastic. Together, the partnership fabricated a yarn engineered from recovered costal and marine plastic to be used in the Designer Screen Shades Sea-Tex line. There are five available neutral tones with a 3% openness to provide privacy, UV protection, glare control, and view-through all while filtering sunlight into the house.
Another great solution for product line offerings from Hunter Douglas is the beautiful, artisanal Provenance Woven Wood Shades. The shades are crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo, and grasses. The refined weaves and natural fibers add an organic style to your room and filter sunlight beautifully.
Provenance Woven Wood Shades has a generous amount of customization options as well, including three different styles from a roman style shade or waterfall roman to vertical drapery. The Shades feature the strongest materials and craftsmanship for superb quality as well. Weaving techniques are engineers to minimize stretching, bowing, and breaking. Other customization can happen at the headrail or with edging around the shade itself. If you wanted to include a liner to add extra light control you have the maximum flexibility for light filtering or room darkening.
The Provenance Woven Wood Shades offer a one-of-a-kind look as well as eco-friendly benefits of sustainable materials making them my favorite option for a earth-friendly, sustainable home.
There you have it, three great options for sustainable window treatment options in your home! I hope you learned a little bit more about our Hunter Douglas products we offer and how our commitment as a sustainable and community focused business leads Smart PNW to work with the best environmental and socially conscious businesses and manufacturers.