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Draper shades help productivity in Heifer International

Draper shades help productivity in Heifer International

Draper shades have been installed throughout the facilities of the new Heifer International Centre in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Among the features of the international charity’s headquarters are large, energy-efficient plate glass windows for passive solar heat and indirect light, and a curved shape to capture the maximum amount of sunlight.

These and other sustainable construction practices eventually helped the building achieve a Platinum LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. But when the facility first opened, a glaring problem emerged: Workers couldn’t use their computer stations on the South side of the building due to the sun load coming through those extra-large windows.

Despite all the positives of natural daylighting, glare can be a huge problem. Glare can reduce productivity, cause discomfort, and make it difficult to complete tasks—especially visually-oriented ones.

There are motorized shades located in a conference space and tied into AV equipment, and many of the shades are manually-operated to keep cost at a minimum.

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Draper Group

Draper, Inc., is one of the world’s leading innovators of solar control products, sports equipment, front and rear projection screens, motorized lifts for projectors and other AV equipment, and videoconferencing solutions. Founded in 1902, the company...
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