From Draper’s Blog

Draper supports green building projects and takes sustainable design seriously. On our blog we post articles about how our products support green building, daylighting, shading, and other information about how to get the most out of the products and resources that are available to support an environmentally conscious build.

  • How Healthy Buildings Benefit Employees and Occupants
    Healthy building design, an extension of green and sustainable initiatives, takes into consideration the physical, social, and psychological well-being of building occupants—important considerations since we spend most of our time indoors. Choosing the right solutions can help you achieve healthy building design goals. Draper has a heart for green practices ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-05-17By Terry Coffey
  • Draper Regional Sales Manager Honored by CSI West Region
    In the architectural and design community, traits like knowledge, professionalism, customer service, and involvement are important for success. And those are some of the traits for which one of our regional sales managers was recently recognized. Kathy Greenway, CSI, CDT, regional sales manager architectural products-southwest United States, received the Jim ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-05-14By Terry Coffey
  • Discover the latest AV Mounting Solutions at InfoComm 2019
    Next month, the AV industry will turn its attention to Orlando as the latest and greatest AV technology will be on display. At InfoComm 2019, Draper will be concentrating on AV mounts and structures, with examples of core, advanced, and tailored solutions on display. Core SolutionsSmartTrim™ for Barco’s UniSee ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-05-07By Terry Coffey
  • Draper Teams with Mermet USA at NeoCon 2019
    The most important annual event for the commercial design industry will take place next month in Chicago. Draper and Mermet USA are combining art and science to bring the next generation of window shading solutions to the Interiors + Sources Materials Pavilion at NeoCon 2019. Together, we will be bringing ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-05-03By Terry Coffey
  • Be Nice to Mother Nature with These Sustainable Shade Fabrics
    Last week, millions of people around the planet participated in Earth Day activities, such as neighborhood cleanups and tree plantings. But taking care of the world around us isn’t something that should be restricted to just one day a year. Draper window shades contribute daily to sustainable structures by reducing ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-04-30By Terry Coffey
  • Four Ways to Get the Most Out of a Small Gym
    Smaller gymnasiums present unique planning and construction challenges. There’s a lot to fit in, and sometimes it can be a chore to find enough space for everything. Here are four ways to get the most out of the space in a small gym: Use ceiling-suspended equipment.One great way to ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-04-26By Terry Coffey
  • Get Your Projection Screens Fast
    On-time delivery of projection screens matters. There is typically a window set aside for projection screen installation, and if the product isn’t delivered on time it leads to costly delays. With this in mind, Draper can ship most of our electric projection screens in less than 5 days. Average lead ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-04-23By Terry Coffey
  • The Draper Experience
    For window shade projects to run smoothly, it takes cooperation and trust between the manufacturer and the seller/installer. One way we work to build that trust is by inviting dealers to visit Spiceland, Indiana, for the “Draper experience.” Earlier this week, Draper welcomed a group of dealers, mostly from Indiana ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-04-19By Terry Coffey
  • Five Ways to Guarantee a Positive Projection Experience
    Positive personal experiences sell projection better than any amount of advertising can. A well-done projection installation is visually impressive. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. When projection is done as an afterthought, poor performance results. Here are five ways to guarantee you can provide a positive projection experience for your ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-04-16By Terry Coffey
  • The Number One Office Perk: Natural Light
    Looking to add perks to your work place to keep your employees happy? Instead of adding a fitness center, online cafeteria, or ping-pong tables, consider natural light. Access to natural daylight and a view of the outdoors are the number one office perk employees want. That’s according to a survey ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-04-12By Terry Coffey
  • Draper, Mermet Present Training Program for Window Shade Dealers
    How do you know which shading solutions to use? What are the latest and most dynamic advancements in shade technology? These questions will be answered during a full day training program for window shade dealers next month in Houston, Texas. Draper and Mermet are partnering to present several educational sessions ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-04-05By Terry Coffey
  • Incorporating the Metallic Look into Your Daylighting Strategy
    The creative use of metal has become a modern design and construction trend. In addition to advantages such as recyclability and versatility, the aesthetic created by incorporating metal is a big reason for the increased use. Here are four ways Draper helps you incorporate the metallic look into a building, ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-03-08By Terry Coffey
  • Introducing Our Next-Generation Shade Control Solution
    Window shade automation should be elegant, simple, and scalable. IntelliFlex I/O is a new complete control solution for motorized shades that is flexible and expandable to the size and complexity of a project. Intelligent motors are connected to wall switches and other input devices through a wired network. This network ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-02-26By Terry Coffey
  • Privacy and Daylighting in the Same Window
    Balancing the need for privacy with the positives of natural light doesn’t have to mean choosing one or the other. Here are four ways you can have privacy and enjoy the benefits of daylighting in the same window opening. Dual Roller FlexShade®Dual roller shades feature the ability to vertically stack ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-02-22By Terry Coffey
  • Privacy Versus Blackout: What’s the Difference?
    Privacy, room darkening, and blackout are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably when talking about window shades. But these terms mean different things and knowing those differences can save you from disappointment once the shades are installed. Privacy/Room DarkeningPrivacy shade fabrics, also known as room darkening shades, provide an opaque ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-02-15By Terry Coffey