Energy Efficient Design

Luminette Modern Draperies room
For over 60 years, Hunter Douglas has been creating and offering natural and appealing ways to harness heat and light. In the winter, heat leaves through the window when you need it, yet becomes trapped inside in the summer when you don’t. Heat loss and gain drive our energy usage up. It can be felt in our monthly utility bills and calculated in our collective carbon emissions.

Today, Hunter Douglas is committed to lowering our energy usage and implementing other changes that will ultimately reduce our carbon footprint by 20%. Our overriding goal, though, is to help our customers everywhere save energy the natural way by effectively channeling and exploiting the natural power of the sun.

Products: Stylish Solutions for Saving Energy at the Window
Silhouette® window shadings

Consider this: Almost 5% of all energy consumed in the U.S. passes through the windows of residential homes. Looked at another way, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy is lost through its windows. Hunter Douglas is the worldwide leader in creating innovative, energy-efficient window fashions that can significantly reduce this energy loss, helping you and your family to stay more comfortable, save on heating and cooling costs and contribute to protecting the environment.

Specifically, Hunter Douglas products help conserve energy at the window in three significant ways:

Insulation: Our window fashions reduce heat flow (both heat loss and heat gain) through the windows.
Solar Heat Control: Our window fashions help to control solar heat (heat generated from the sun) by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.
Daylighting: Our window fashions enhance daylighting (the use of natural light) by diffusing and dispersing sunlight deep into a room, reducing your need for electrical lighting.

Our most recent innovation, Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades, takes energy conservation to a new level. Its patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction forms three air pockets to reduce heat flow at the window and save on both heating and cooling costs. Precious energy resources are conserved, as well, and the home’s carbon footprint is significantly reduced.