Chicago (PRWEB) February 5, 2009
The CDC Group, Inc. completed an installation of eye-catching graphic shades at the new BayCare Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center, part of the Aurora BayCare system in northeastern Wisconsin. The windows, which measure 24 feet high by 20 feet wide, are covered with motorized shades featuring illustrations of athletes in action, from football to biking to tennis.
"This is one of the largest graphic shade image projects in the country," said Sam Lallas, president of The CDC Group. The installation included 10 windows with double-sided graphic shades, so images are visible from the building's interior and exterior. The shades are housed in custom 6 ½ inch diameter tubes, and The CDC Group designed and installed custom pockets for the motorized components.
"These windows are a great marketing tool for BayCare's Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center," says Lallas. "Everyone who passes the clinic notices the huge images and immediately understands that the center serves athletes."
The motorized shades also support the BayCare center's overall green design and are factored into the building's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating. Automated window treatments, which allow users to automatically adjust window coverings to control light and heat, are a key component of green design. "Daylight harvesting can make a huge difference in energy use and operating costs," notes Lallas.
The CDC Group client list includes many hospitals and health care centers, among them Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, St. Mary's Medical Center in Madison, WI and Adventist-Bolingbrook Hospital in Bolingbrook, IL.
About The CDC Group, Inc.:
The CDC Group, formerly Chicago Drapery and Carpet, provides full-service consulting, design and installation of custom window treatments, architectural interior products and floor coverings for commercial customers. Window treatments include automated and manual shades, blinds, draperies and other window coverings. The CDC Group also owns and operates AWT (Automated Window Treatments), which specializes in motorized shades, blinds and other window treatments for residential customers. Based on Chicago's near west side, The CDC Group serves Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. For more information, call 312-226-3600 or visit http://www.thecdcgroup.net.