What are Eco-Friendly Window Treatments?

Eco Friendly Window Coverings
Eco Friendly Window Coverings

There are several ways window treatments can be considered “eco-friendly” and help you reduce your carbon footprint. Think of windows as energy holes. Even with today’s sealed double-pane windows, closed windows still allow 10-15 times more heat energy to flow through them. So, if windows make up about 10% of a home’s insulated shell, that could mean up to half of your heating and cooling utility bill is flowing through your windows. At Window Products, serving Connecticut with showrooms in Branford and Southbury, we carry a variety of eco-friendly window coverings.

How Do I Know if a Window Treatment is Eco-Friendly?

Today, window treatments not only add beauty to your windows, they save energy resources, control energy flow, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Contact us to see how to improve indoor air quality and save on utility costs by “going green”. There are several characteristics of a window covering that contributes to its status as a “green” product.

  • Energy Efficiency – how a window treatment insulates at the window.
  • R-Value – a measurement of energy efficiency
  • Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified® – Greenguard is an industry-independent organization that’s main goal is to improve our quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing our exposure to chemicals and other pollutants
  • Manufacturing process – Window treatments are considered eco-friendly if they are manufactured without the release of greenhouse gases, generating waste, or using non-renewable toxic materials.

As part of Hunter Douglas’s commitment to sustainability, along with their distinctive style and superior quality, all Hunter Douglas window treatments are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified®. They meet the stringent standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air and contribute to healthier indoor air quality in your home. Some of the most popular Hunter Douglas products include:

  • Duette® Architella Honeycomb Shades
  • Heritance® Hardwood Shutters
  • Luminette® Privacy Sheers
  • Parkland™ Genuine Wood Blinds
  • Pirouette® Window Shadings
  • Silhouette® Window Shadings
  • Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
  • Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Eco-Friendly Window Coverings in Connecticut

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with two showrooms – one in Branford and one in Southbury. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.

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