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Hunter Douglas Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Leading the Industry in Creating Energy Savings at the Window

Energy Efficiency

Hunter Douglas is an industry leader in making a big energy savings difference at the window. In 1985, they invented the highly energy-efficient Duette® honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. More recently, they introduced Duette Architella® honeycomb shades, which offer superior energy efficiency thanks to their patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction, and Vignette® Tiered Architella Shades, featuring rear fabric air pockets that trap air and create an extra layer of insulation.

The Science Behind Energy Efficient Windows

Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. All Frog window fashions provide varying levels of window insulation, offering your home increased protection against heat loss during the winter, as well as minimizing the sun's heat or "solar heat" during the summer. More specifically, here's how our products help conserve energy at the window in these three significant ways:

  • Insulation

    Our window fashions reduce heat flow (both heat loss and heat gain) through the windows.
  • Solar Heat Control

    Our window fashions help to control solar heat (heat generated from the sun) by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.
  • Daylighting

    Our window fashions enhance daylighting (the use of natural light) by diffusing and dispersing sunlight deep into a room, reducing your need for electrical lighting.