Legrand® Celebrates Earth Day 2018 with Eco-Friendly Fabrics and Energy Saving Shading Controls
San Jose, Calif., April 17, 2018 – Every year, homeowners as well as businesses and organizations around the globe celebrate Earth Day to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. They are not only looking to use eco-friendly products to reduce their environmental impact but gain an added benefit of energy and money savings. Legrand’s commercial and residential shading systems support homeowners and businesses in this endeavor to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Utilizing proper strategies and innovative products, such as daylight harvesting techniques and Legrand Shading System solutions from QMotion® and Solarfective®, support not only the general mission of awareness but the many environmentally friendly choices available today.
Daylight harvesting is the active method that allows businesses to adjust light levels based on available daylight using natural and electric lighting and shading controls. Legrand Shading Systems help to support daylight harvesting methods by allowing businesses to control light levels and temperature coming into a space from the windows.
Natural light not only helps commercial spaces save 20 to 60 percent from lighting and achieve 10 to 20 percent savings on cooling, but also contribute to LEED and WELL Building Standard Certifications. With about 30 percent of a home’s heating energy lost through windows, shades can help reduce heat and energy cost. These practices help homeowners and businesses to demonstrate support for environmental protection year-round by supporting energy efficacy and green buildings.
Legrand Shading Systems and one of its leading fabric suppliers Phifer support the Earth Day efforts by offering curated fabrics that are environmentally responsible. Phifer offers eco-friendly options called the SheerWeave Infinity2 range.
These fabrics are made of 100 percent recyclable, PVC- and lead-free fabrics and are GREENGUARD certified for low chemical emissions into indoor air. Other fabrics in the shading collection include DOW ECOLIBRIUMÔ Bio-Based Plasticizers which is a unique green technology offering petroleum savings and avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions.
Together with Legrand Shading Systems, an innovative “cradle-to-cradle” program on select fabrics allow for reclamation and reuse of the fabrics with a unique approach to environmental protection.
Daylight harvesting and increased natural light are not only good for the environment, but also have many benefits for human health and productivity. Natural light boosts productivity and improves the mood of occupants in the space.
Beyond Earth Day, Legrand shading systems is committed to developing high quality solutions designed for sustainability and energy efficiency for high performance buildings. For more information about Legrand’s shading solutions and resources, please visit QMotion, Solarfective and the daylight harvesting strategies pages.
QMotion, a brand of Legrand, manufactures automated window coverings that are assembled in the United States and sold by a network of premium dealers and partners. QMotion manufactures motor control assemblies for automated window coverings that are integrated and sold by fabricators around the world. QMotion’s industry-leading product line includes motorized roller shades, honeycomb shades and motorized drapery rods, are safe by design with no cords and can help reduce energy costs. The Qadvanced Roller Shades and Honeycomb Shades are the only automated products on the market that feature a patented manual override. Learn more about QMotion products and dealer opportunities at QMotionShades.com.
About Solarfective Products Limited
Solarfective, a Legrand group brand, specializes in the design and manufacturing of standard and custom shading systems. Established in 1980 and based in Toronto, Solarfective has provided one-of-a-kind shading solutions for commercial facilities around the world.
About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $6.2 billion(USD) in 2017. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
Mary Placido, Legrand Building Control Systems