Mermet’s Chroma™ and GreenScreen® Evolve™ Sustainable Shading Fabrics Named Architectural Products Product Innovation Award WinnersCOWPENS, S.C.
Mermet, a leading innovator of high-performance Sun Control Textiles™, today announced its GreenScreen® Evolve™ and Chroma™ shading solutions have been named winners of Architectural Products 2015 Product Innovation Awards (PIAs). GreenScreen Evolvewon a PIA in the “Solar Control and Site-Generated Energy” category, while a special recognition for the “Most Sustainable Product” was awarded to Chroma. The award winners were unveiled in conjunction with Greenbuild, one of the building industry’s most highly visible shows, held this year in Washington, D.C.
“We are honored to be presented with these two awards from Architectural Products, which is widely respected across the building products industry,” said Jules Duguay, General Manager with Mermet. “GreenScreen Evolve and Chroma represent two of our most innovative shading fabrics, geared towards helping create complete, sustainable building facades.”
Chroma solar shade fabric combines the reflective properties of metalized fabric with the visual properties of dark fabric to optimize visual comfort, health, productivity and sustainability. Its 2 percent openness and unique fiberglass and aluminum construction enable the fabric to deliver excellent glare control, thermal comfort and view through. The fabric reflects up to 78 percent of solar radiation, blocks up to 98 percent of visible light and can improve the combined Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of a standard insulated glass unit up to 29 percent when used together. Chroma is fireproof, RoHS certified, and meets globally recognized testing standards.
GreenScreen Evolve designer shade fabric is 100 percent recyclable and offers sustainability, a modern color palette and solar performance. One hundred percent PVC-free polyester made from recycled water bottles, the fabric was developed with global architecture and design leaders. GreenScreen Evolve provides a crisp view through by controlling glare with a balanced knit construction. The fabric is fire retardant, Cradle to Cradle Certified – Bronze™, GREENGUARD Gold certified and RoHS compliant.
Now in its fifth year of existence, the Architectural Products magazine PIAs recognize the most outstanding products and product applications within the built environment. Spanning all products throughout the market sector and archetypes, the PIAs are designed to distinguish industry-leading products brought to market in the most recent calendar year. Established in 2003, Architectural Products magazine is a leading source of information for architects, designers and specifiers in U.S. firms that specialize in commercial and institutional work.
To learn more about Chroma, GreenScreen Evolve, or any of Mermet’s extensive range of Sun Control Textiles, visit www.mermetusa.com.
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Greenbuild attracts professionals from all aspects of the building industry. Architects, building owners, code officials, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, facility managers, financial service providers, government agencies, green power providers, home builders, interior designers, landscape architects, nonprofit organizations, product manufacturers, schools, universities, students, and urban planners attend the conference each year to share ideas and promote greener building.
Mermet, an innovation company, has been dedicated to producing quality fabrics that meet and exceed our customer’s expectations since 1951. Mermet entered the solar protection market in 1976, and during the next thirty years developed the most technologically advanced products in the industry. Today, Mermet is recognized as a world leader in the solar protection market. Mermet’s extensive product range covers a variety of applications continually providing high performance fabrics that meet the growing market demand for sustainable and healthier homes and workplaces.