Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
Clickeze Privacy Systems, a division of InPro Corporation®, has brought peace to one front in the ongoing war between balancing energy savings and protecting the comfort of building users: the windows. Clickeze’s new Solarity™ Solar Shades utilize a special solar screen fabric to control the sun’s light and heat and reduce energy costs—all without blocking window views.
“Too often, when it comes to protecting buildings and the people who rely on them every day, we have to choose one or the other,” says Mark Alan, senior vice president of product management and development for InPro. “We developed Solarity Solar Shades to bring balance to this lopsided world. Now building owners and building users can both get what they want.”
In an effort to prove the energy savings potential of Solarity Solar Shades, Clickeze partnered with energy consultant E3 Group to test five different styles of the shades in a computer model of a typical two-story, 20,000-square-foot office building. All of the styles delivered between five and nine percent annual energy savings over non-shaded windows by reducing reliance on cooling and ventilation systems.
“This data proves that, when it comes to windows, Solarity Solar Shades are the ultimate solution for balance,” says Alan. “These energy savings make buildings more sustainable and translate to thousands of dollars every year for large facilities.”
In developing the new shades, Clickeze also had to balance the varying priorities of architects, designers and owners—including aesthetics, privacy, heat control and glare control. Accordingly, the company designed ten unique fabrics to accommodate any application. These fabrics include:
“We formed our Clickeze division to create shields that protect the comfort and safety of the people who rely on buildings,” says Alan. “Solarity Shades fulfill this mission, and they will undoubtedly create environments that are better for healing, working, learning and resting.”
Since 1979, InPro Corporation has been making and servicing products with an obsessive commitment to protecting the appearance of buildings and the health and safety of the people who use them. Based in Muskego, Wisconsin, InPro is the nation’s premier manufacturer of door and wall protection, washroom systems and commercial surfaces, expansion joint systems, privacy systems and architectural signage.