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Shading Systems, Blind Fabrics, and how to Navigate the Pathways to Sustainability

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Shading Systems, Blind Fabrics, and how to Navigate the Pathways to Sustainability


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September 16th, 2022


Session Synopsis

For specifiers – in these times of improved product performance, regulatory changes and increased awareness of things like sustainability and safety – choosing architectural products can be a tricky task. Beyond the obvious design considerations, architects and interior designers need to also consider whether a given product is fit for purpose, whether it meets all the relevant regulations, and more.​

​To take the example of blinds and curtains – products that have an important role to play in terms of design, glare control, acoustic control, environmental outcomes, and more – it can be difficult to choose the right products; window coverings that are not only suitable for their particular requirements, but also sustainable.​

​This CPD Live session examines this precise dilemma. Focusing on blinds and curtains, and citing real life scenarios, it outlines the best ways for specifiers to navigate their way to functionality, compliance and sustainability.

Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Outline all the factors involved in evaluating the suitability of window coverings for a specific application.
  • Identify the regulations that relate to the use of window coverings in commercial and residential applications.
  • Evaluate specific blinds and curtain products in terms of their sustainability.
  • Explain how blinds and curtains can improve thermal efficiency and help cut carbon emissions.
  • Outline the range of window coverings available on the Australian market and explain how they vary in terms of quality.

(PC 18 PROJECT INITIATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, PC 28 PROJECT INITIATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, PC 43 DETAILED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION, PC 45 DETAILED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION)

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