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.

  • 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
  • 2019 FlexShade Price List Now Available
    You can get a first look at new products, and keep up-to-date so your customers have the most current product information, with the 2019 FlexShade price list. The new price list will take effect February 18 and is now available for download. Here are some of the exciting new products ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-02-05By Terry Coffey
  • Four Exterior Shading Questions
    Interior and exterior shading systems both have roles to play in handling glare and solar heat gain issues. While interior solutions, such as roller shades, are best known in North America, often an exterior solution is can be a better option. So how do you know when to use an ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-02-01By Terry Coffey
  • Providing Solar Control for Oddly-Shaped Windows
    While a window with a trapezoidal or other custom shape can be a stunning addition to a building’s aesthetic, it can also create problems for solar control. Standard rectangular shades and blinds aren’t designed for this need. But we have a few solutions. Here are five ways to provide solar ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-01-25By Terry Coffey
  • Get the Most out of Draper on ArchDaily
    If you’re an architect or designer, you’re probably a frequent ArchDaily user. The weblog covering architectural news, projects, products, and more is the world’s most-visited architecture website. Many ArchDaily users prefer to remain within the site’s ecosystem while researching solutions for ongoing projects, rather than going back and forth to ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-01-22By Terry Coffey
  • Which Projector Lift Do You Need?
    Why hang it when you can hide it? When it comes to security, aesthetics, functionality, and cool factor, there’s no better solution than a recessed, motorized lift for delivering projectors, cameras, and other AV equipment into a space. Draper offers the industry’s widest variety of motorized lifts. Here’s how to ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-01-18By Terry Coffey
  • A Matter of Trust
    “… some might have learned to adjust. But then it never was a matter of trust.” -Billy Joel In a world of increasing commoditization, where many business transactions take place with no personal contact between company and customer, it can be hard to place trust in what and from ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-01-15By Terry Coffey
  • Three Ways Our Shade Production Benefits You
    Nobody wants to be stuck in the middle of a project delay because of product or delivery issues. We know you feel the pull of deadlines and expectations from their own customers. That’s why we’ve improved our internal processes to bring a bit more sanity to your next shade project. ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-01-11By Terry Coffey
  • Four Things to Expect from Draper in 2019
    What was the best thing about your 2018? And what are your hopes for the new year? 2018 was Draper’s best year ever, and today we begin the new year expecting to be able to say the same thing about 2019 when it is over. We’ve already shared some of ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2019-01-01By Terry Coffey
  • From Parliament to a Wind Tunnel: Highlights from 2018
    How does a company follow up its best year ever? By topping it the next year! That’s exactly what Draper accomplished in 2018, topping our previous best year in 2017. Here are a few highlights from an eventful and fruitful year: Large louvers and debating rotating.Two large projects that demonstrate ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-12-28By Terry Coffey
  • Three Little Sentences That Will Get You Through a Shade Project
    Maybe Homer Simpson doesn’t come to mind when you think of a successful business person. But hear us out. In one episode, Bart’s dad offered this advice to help his son navigate the business world: “I want to share something with you: the three little sentences that will get you ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-12-11By Terry Coffey
  • Five Times Draper Worked an Angle
    Being good at solving problems requires certain skill sets. You need to be a good listener, adaptable, smart, and open to ideas. You also need to be able to step back and approach the problem from another angle. The cliché term for this is thinking outside the box. Here are ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-12-03By Terry Coffey