Environmentally friendly and sustainable materials are a huge emerging market and the screens and blinds industry is well ahead of the trends. “Sustainable” isn’t really a buzzword, it’s an economic concept for industries, and the product life cycle studies inherent in sustainable product manufacturing have been producing benefits for businesses and consumers alike. Roller blinds, for example, are a case in point. These large blinds use up a lot of material, and better production through use of sustainable practices has paid off very well for the market.
Green in more ways than one
Eco friendly capabilities for blinds extend well beyond the fabrics themselves. Even synthetics are now being developed specifically to help energy management and cut pollution by reducing the demand on power for air conditioning and heating. Energy efficient blinds can save up to 40% on power usage.
Now- consider what sort of savings that means to a large family home or a commercial building. It’s thousands of dollars. The eco-friendly roller blinds are friendly to the bottom line as well as the environment.
Some screens provide their own environments. Top quality screens can block up to 90% of direct sunlight, providing a cool, glare-free environment and preventing “heat accumulation”, a problem that can put a lot of strain on any home or workplace in summer.
The roller blind option
Light management is seasonal. The sunlight needs to be managed to provide optimum light in winter and summer alike. One of the reasons for the huge popularity of roller blinds is that they can provide excellent adjustability at the touch of a button for any sort of climate.
For commercial premises, roller blinds are a true asset. They provide cover when required, and can be retracted and adjusted to provide good lighting in the cold months. This is the simple, easy option for managing buildings where exposure can cause a building to be blasted by hot sunlight on a seasonal basis, and where shading and light control is essential to providing good internal environments.
Choosing an eco friendly roller blind design
The best suppliers have a large range of specifications. Top of the range roller blinds include programmable façade management systems, very high quality eco-based design concepts, and a large range of the current designs.
Having checked out the market, it’s advisable to approach a supplier at the high end of the ranges to get a good idea of quality standards and an onsite quote for your blinds. Retractable awnings and similar products may also be on your shopping list, so you can check out a suite of blinds and awnings while you’re shopping.
You’ll find that the top suppliers tend to cost a bit more, but their range and quality of products and efficiency in services more than covers any extra outlay.