Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) June 2, 2009
It's all about green these days. How to save money. How to be ecologically responsible. Blinds Chalet launched the "Green" page showing what window treatments that fall in both categories and then some. Not only are there window coverings that help with energy efficiency, there are blinds made of recyclable materials, produced with earth friendly manufacturing in mind, and have a GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification.
Locate the "Environmentally Friendly Blinds" link in the right hand column on http://www.blindschalet.com to learn about the 3 green ratings Blinds Chalet applies to blinds and shades in inventory:
- Energy Efficient - Saving energy not only saves money but is also good for the environment. According to the National Wildlife Federation, Americans use more than their fair share of the world's energy. One way to reduce energy consumption is by increasing thermal protection. Window blinds and shades can provide a real way to control thermal variations in the home by reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain during the summer. Subtle changes can have a dramatic impact on your heating and cooling bills.
- Recyclable Materials - Are the materials used in your blind or shade made from earth-friendly or recycled materials? The impact materials have on the environment both before and after the products life span is important.
a) Consider the source of your materials - were they naturally grown and free from pesticides or other chemicals?
b) Consider the impact on indoor air quality - are your blinds emitting harmful VOC's? GREENGUARD - Indoor Air Quality Certified is a certification that shows the product has been tested for chemical emissions. GEI (GREENGUARD Environmental Institute) is a non-profit organization who rates the impact a product has on indoor air quality.
c) Consider disposal - can the materials be reused or recycled once you replace the blinds?
- Earth Friendly Manufacturing - Some manufacturers are implementing sustainable manufacturing technologies to create products without using toxic materials, emitting green house gasses, or generating wastes. This helps to encourage the reduction of unwanted outputs to the environment such as water and air pollution from the manufacturing process.
Depending on the type of the blind or shade, there will be differences in energy efficiency, type of materials used, manufacturing process, and impact on indoor air quality. From honeycomb cell shades to bamboo shades, find out how they measure up by visiting http://www.blindschalet.com/green-windowcoverings.aspx.
For more information on energy saving window treatment products, Blinds Chalet or current trends in the industry contact Ron Manwaring at info (at) blindschalet (dot) com or by phone at: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840. Or visit Blinds Chalet online at http://www.blindschalet.com.
Contact: Ron Manwaring
Company: Blinds Chalet
Phone: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840
Email: info (at) blindschalet (dot) com
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