Indianapolis Green Shades, Blinds, Shutters & Window Treatments
We are hearing more and more buzz over products being Eco-Friendly and what that actually means. At Abda, we carry a variety of products that are environmental friendly and safe for your family, such as; our Indianapolis Green shades, blinds, shutters and window treatments. The products you purchase for your home can be rated in several categories for their categories for their effect on the environment.
Some of the key features to consider when purchasing products:
- Responsible Material: A responsible material is one that has a lesser impact on humanity and our environment than an alternative material designed to serve the same function. Is the material made from renewable resources or recycled content? Does the material emit harmful gases? Can the materials be recycled or reused.
- Sustainable Manufacturing: Are the manufacturing processes designed to use less energy, little to no water, fewer raw materials and produced zero waste.
- Energy Efficiency: Every time energy is consumed, pollutants are released. When we reduced the amount of energy we use, we reduce our pollution footprint.
- GREENGUARD Certification: This Certification is granted by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). GEI puts products through a series of test to determine if they meet acceptable standards for indoor air quality. To learn more about GREENGUARD Certification, visit www.greenguard.org.
We carry several manufacturers that offer innovative, energy-efficient window fashions that save valuable energy resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our products that we carry serve this larger purpose, they also make the home interiors brighter, more beautiful, more private and more comfortable.
A great example is Hunter Douglas’ Duette Architella honeycomb shades, take energy conservation to a whole new level. The patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb designs forms three air pockets to dramatically reduce heat flow at the window.
Research shows if Duette Architella Honeycomb shades were installed in every window of every American home, these shades have the potential to cut our annual energy consumption by 2.5%. That may not sound like much, but it’s the equivalent of a 33% increase in fuel mileage for all passenger cars on U.S. roads- which would save about 450 million barrels of oil annually and reduce CO2 emissions by almost 200 million tons!
Also impressive is Hunter Douglas’ corporate commitment to minimizing our their impact on the environment through an aggressive plan to reduce energy consumption by 15%, water usage by 40% and overall carbon emissions by 20% over a three-year period. Hunter Douglas financially supports the Arbor Day Foundation in its efforts to replant trees lost in U.S. fires and to preserve dwindling rain forest lands. The investment is expected to result in 15,000 new trees and help save over a million square feet of rain forest. Plus, they have donated more than 100,000 window coverings to Habitat for Humanity.
From products to processes to philanthropy, environmental responsibility is a core value of ours. At Abda, we believe in the future of our children and our children’s children.
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