Hunter Douglas PowerView Automation line has a new set of sustainable fabric options. The new fabric is produced from recovered shoreline plastics and is Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze, a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. Hunter Douglas apparently 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 Sea-Tex fabrics are exclusive to Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades and are available in five neutral tones, expertly crafted to provide privacy, UV protection, glare control and view-through, all while filtering sunlight.
Additionally, Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades are available in Vintage fabric made from 40% recycled content. A blend of pre- and post-consumer polyester, the shades are customizable by size and come in multiple neutral color options to match any home. Also unique to Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Shades is a double-cell construction, which offers even more insulation for optimal energy savings.
Automated shading provides homeowners with streamlined ways to regulate the temperature in their home, through remote control, scheduling, and integration with other smart devices. Select fabrics for Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades, Applause Honeycomb Shades, Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades and Designer Screen Shades come with an additional credibility proof-point for temperature regulation: Attachments Energy Ratings Council (AERC) certification.
AERC provides an un-biased, third-party certification of the energy-saving potential of a window attachment product and the Hunter Douglas lines of cellular shades and cellular roller shades were the first to earn an energy performance rating. AERC rated and certified window treatments offer benefits across climates helping maintain temperature so homeowners are not spending more than they need to on heating or air conditioning.
Rounding out Hunter Douglas sustainable product offerings is the Rechargeable Battery Wand. The newest power solution for Hunter Douglas shades, 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. For added convenience, homeowners can be alerted via email or app notification when shade battery is low and needs to be recharged.