How the Blinds Industry Is Complying With the World’s Green Rules

It doesn’t matter which industry you work in, chances are that “staying green” is something that you’re reminded about every day of the week. This is something that governments around the world, quite rightly we should add, are aiming to push. In a bid to reduce emissions, cut the amount of energy we use and ultimately reduce our bills – staying green has never been as prominent as it is right now.

The blinds industry isn’t different in the slightest. In fact, we’d go as far as saying that this is one of the most forward-thinking markets around when it comes to saving energy. It’s just one of the reasons why most people opt for blinds over traditional curtains and at one point, not too many years ago; this would have been absolutely unheard of.

It started with basic “usage tips”…

It could be said that the green emphasis didn’t begin with the manufacturers. When they first hit the market, blinds were popular because they could tinker the amount of light we allowed into our homes.

However, upon the sudden rush to lower the amount of energy we use, people soon began to catch on that they can be used to slash the bills in our home. Not only does tilting the slats allow the optimum amount of light into our properties, it can also moderate the temperature of a room. We don’t need to point out what this means from an energy efficiency perspective – only that it can benefit us both in the summer and winter when cooling and heating costs can be lowered respectively.

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Companies are now making life even easier, and greener, for consumers… 

Of course, the industry hasn’t just stopped with a list of “top tips” on how to make your standard set of blinds more energy efficient. Over time, inventive products have been released which make life much easier for the consumer, but also much less of a drain on energy usage.

For example, the first sets of motorized blinds that hit the market did so with the premise that they would aid energy efficiency – as homeowners would be able to alter their settings so they automatically allowed different amounts of light into a room at different points in the day. It would be fair to say that this made a huge difference – but manufacturers have once again gone one step further.

If we continue to look at the industry from a green perspective, the big drawback with the above was the power that these blinds was drawing. While some did use batteries, this was far from ideal and most were powered (and still are, we should add) by electrical sockets.

This means that the emergence of solar powered motorized blinds was hugely significant for the market. This is a set of blinds which not only aims to save money by continuously adapting to the conditions through a programmable timer, but it functions using only the sun’s rays.

While the above product is perhaps the most impressive from an energy efficiency perspective, it’s a green rule, there are plenty of others that have also contributed to the green theme of this industry. It could be the insulated blinds which again work favorably for both the summer and winter, or something like the solar shades which reduce glare but still allow light into the room at the same time.

Considering some of the inventions we have witnessed so far, one can only assume that this industry will continue to evolve and help make all of our homes a lot greener.

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