Solar control systems from Hunter Douglas manage solar heat gain at the building envelope, reducing cooling/heating loads to save energy, while also bringing daylight inside. When applied as part of an overall building plan, solutions from Hunter Douglas may contribute to LEED certification. The sections below introduce some potential areas for investigation.
Energy Reduction
LEED NC 2.2 - EA 1.0
Energy-saving building envelopes, with shading systems that control solar heat gain or ventilated façades that help moderate temperatures, can significantly upgrade performance and efficiency.
Daylighting
LEED NC 2.2 - EA 1.0
Hunter Douglas window coverings, solar control systems, and ceilings diffuse glare for visual comfort and move daylight into a space, reducing energy used by artificial lights.
Automation
LEED NC 2.2 - EA 1.0
Automated control systems for solar shading and window coverings can maximize energy reduction and light control by dynamically adjusting to the position of the sun.
Indoor Environmental Quality
LEED NC 2.2 - EQ 4.2
Perfect for projects where air quality is a priority, nearly all Hunter Douglas products meet low emissions standards for GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Children and SchoolsSM certification.
Recycled Content
LEED NC 2.2 - MR 4.1, 4.2
Using both pre-consumer and post-consumer materials, many Hunter Douglas systems feature recycled components in steel, aluminum, and HDPE plastics.
Regionally Manufactured Product
LEED NC 2.2 - MR 5.1, 5.2
A network of manufacturing facilities and fabrication plants allows Hunter Douglas to provide local supply sources for many products to locations across North America and around the world.