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Explore the real-world applications of PowerMove™ and SmoothMove™ shade systems by Illinois Window Shade Company and the amazing results they produce. Our products are customized to meet the individual needs of our customers and exceed their expectations.

HBK Engineering is a professional engineering design firm headquartered in downtown Chicago providing civil, environmental, structural, electrical, subsurface utility, construction support services and permitting. HBK needed a variety of solar control systems for their new South Loop offices. The facility design includes private offices and a modern, “open office” design allowing high levels of daylight throughout the interior space. Illinois Window Shade Company provided a mix of SmoothMove™ manual roller shades, PowerMove™ motorized roller shades and PowerMove™ motorized skylight shades to address the glare and heat issues throughout the offices.

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Walsh Construction is the largest construction firm in Chicago. Walsh turned to Illinois Window Shade Company when they needed a motorized shade solution for several large windows at their Chicago headquarters in the South Loop. The looks beautiful, is easy for staff and guests to operate and produces measurable results with respect to the light and heat levels in the facility.

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Calvary Christian Church is a megachurch in Naperville, Illinois. In 2014, Aspen Group, a design and construction firm, hired Illinois Window Shade Company to provide motorized shade solutions for church’s new, state-of-art auditorium. With a touch of button, church staff now have the ability to lift and lower the shades in unison or individually. Church events are no longer disturbed by intense solar glare and heat. The blackout fabric outfitted on each shade is completely room-darkening and provides total solar protection for the parishioners.

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ARCO/Murray is one of the fastest growing design and construction companies in the country. In 2014, after nearly a decade of being based ARCO/Murray hired Illinois Window Shade Company to provide SmoothMove™ manual roller shades for its brand new office building in Downers Grove, IL. Staff at ARCO/Murray now have practical means to control the solar light and heat in their office space while conducting exclusive conferences and meetings without visual disruption.

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Gary Comer College Prep (GCCP), a 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art charter high school was opened in May of 2008 in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The school is designed to be used in conjunction with the adjacent Gary Comer Youth Center. The Illinois Window Shade Company privacy shades offer staff privacy as well as an additional security tool should an threatening situation arise where immediate privacy is needed to protect students in the classroom. Meanwhile, the solar shades are providing a comfortable learning environment for students and an energy-efficient building for district leaders.

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Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 has provided excellence in education for children for over 140 years. The district is 5.6 square miles in size with a 2014-15 student enrollment of 858 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. The Illinois Window Shade Company privacy shades offer staff privacy as well as an additional security tool should an threatening situation arise where immediate privacy is needed to protect students in the classroom. Meanwhile, the solar shades are providing a comfortable learning environment for students and an energy-efficient building for district leaders.

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B. Coleman Aviation’s fixed base operations (FBO) at the Gary International Airport cater to executive-level clients from all over the world by offering services such as private aircraft handling, charter services and aircraft management. Illinois Window Shade Company, in a collaboration with Lora Norr Designs and Burling Builders, designed a solar shade system that successfully manages the solar and visual light transmittance. The IWS solution provides a versatile shade system that promotes a comfortable and energy efficient environment.

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Fettes, Love & Sieben is a plumbing and heating contractor located in Chicago, Illinois. Since 1924, they have served Chicago and the suburbs. Illinois Window Shade Company SmoothMove™ manual roller shades fitted with KOOLBLACK high performance solar fabric successfully managed the intense glare and solar heat gain in the interior office space. The SmoothMove™ manual roller shade are considerably easy to use, durable, and stylish.

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With more than 45 years of expertise, The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. (“Inland”), is an industry leader and one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance organizations. The Illinois Window Shade Company SmoothMove™ manual roller shades at the Inland office do a fantastic job of protecting the staff the uncomfortable levels of heat and glare they were experiencing, giving employees an opportunity to perform their best in a comfortable environment.

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CinéBistro is the crown jewel of the Liberty Center, an impressive outdoor, upscale mall in Liberty Township, Ohio. CinéBistro offers a truly innovative dining and movie experience. With opening night only six days away, CinéBistro executive staff faced a very tight deadline to find a solar control solution for 10 floor-to-ceiling, south-facing windows. Illinois Window Shade Company designed a solar shade system that successfully manages the solar glare transmittance at CinéBistro.

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The Joseph and Sarah Levy Senior Center serves the needs of the seniors of DuPage Township, Illinois along with outlying communities. The Center provides exceptional recreation; state approved programming, vital camaraderie, hot lunches through the Senior Services of Will County’s “Meals on Wheels” program, clubs and local and extended trips. Illinois Window Shade Company’s PowerMove motorized roller shades in the The Levy Center Visitor’s Center looks great and and is very easy to guests to operate. Using a remote control, tenants, visitors, and employees could now effortlessly control individual shade systems from up to 60 feet away.

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Baker College Prep (BCP) is one of the Noble Network of Charter Schools’ newest campuses that opened in August 2013 with its founding class of 9th graders. BCP’s mission is to develop students to become civic-minded college graduates who solve problems and serve as change agents for their community. A total of 122 Illinois Window Shade Company SmoothMove™ manual shade roller shades installed at Baker College Prep now successfully manage the facility’s solar glare and heat issues.

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The Regus South Loop Business Center is located in Chicago’s dynamic South Loop neighborhood. The center’s sleek modern design and bright colors create a refreshing work environment for companies to do their best work. Illinois Window Shade Company’s SmoothMove™ manual roller shades provided the newly-renovated office space with excellent heat and glare control while preserving the view of the beautiful Roosevelt Collection and protecting the building’s office furniture and floors from damaging UV rays.

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The Terry Group office is located on the 28th floor at One Prudential Plaza, a 41-story building in downtown Chicago. The Terry Group provides expert advice and analysis in healthcare, pensions and investments. In collaboration with Interior Alterations, an interior contractor corporation, Illinois Window Shade Company designed a solar shade system that not only efficiently provided solar UV protection and glare control but that also dramatically decreased solar heat gain in the offices of The Terry Group.

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Muhammad University Of Islam was established in 1934 by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the city of Detroit, Michigan. The university serves students from kindergarten through grade twelve. The auditorium at Muhammad University includes nine floor-to-ceiling, west-facing windows each measuring 6’W x 22′L. The windows allowed very high levels of solar heat and glare throughout the day. Illinois Window Shade Company’s PowerMove™ motorized roller shades provide the school with an effective and convenient means of controlling solar glare and heat. At the touch of a button, school faculty are able to establish a comfortable and suitable environment for school assemblies, special events and religious ceremonies.

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Illinois Window Shade Company provided the Better Boys Foundation a custom solution to their solar heat and light challenges. The interior of the building is being properly shaded without disrupting the exterior view and the perfect amount of natural light remains. The shade systems produces measurable results and look fantastic.

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Webster Square Apartments, located at 558 W. Webster Ave., at the intersection of Webster and Lincoln Avenues, is part of the larger Webster Square master-planned community, which is the redevelopment of the former Lincoln Park Hospital site. Over 400 SmoothMove™ manual roller shades by Illinois Window Shade Company were installed throughout the building increasing energy savings, blocking harmful UV rays and providing a comfortable living environment for tenants.

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Broadway Green Residencies is a recently renovated, mixed-use building in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago that combines contemporary and vintage design elements. By design, units in the Broadway Green Residencies include heavy eastern and western exposures providing tenants with excellent views of the neighborhood but also allowing unacceptable levels of heat, UV and glare transmission throughout the daylight hours. Over 2oo SmoothMove™ manual roller shades by Illinois Window Shade Company sufficiently control heat, glare and UV levels throughout the building ensuring tenants enjoy the view without sacrificing comfort.

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Gill Park Cooperative is an affordable-living apartment community located in Chicago. It contains 259 rental units including 465 assisted bedrooms and, based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Gill Park Cooperative is home to 891 tenants when fully occupied. Over 1,500 SmoothMove™ manual roller shades by Illinois Window Shade Company were installed throughout the building providing a durable, high-quality and easy-to-use solar control solution. The SmoothMove™ roller shades were fitted with transparent and blackout fabric, giving tenants a more comfortable living space with sufficient levels of privacy.

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The residential client lives in a new three-story home in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. The client’s home includes prominent eastern and western exposures which offer beautiful views of the patio, downtown Chicago sky scrapers and other historical structures in the Wicker Park neighborhood. A total of 21 PowerMove™ and SmoothMove™ roller shades by Illinois Window Shade Company were installed throughout the house. Several shade sizes were as large as 6’W x 13.5’L. The shades look fantastic, are easy to operate and are producing measurable results with respect to the light, heat and UV levels in the client’s unit. The client has specifically noted how easy the shades are to operate and how often he is complimented on the sleek, modern look provided by the shades.

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The residential client lives in a upscale building in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. The client’s unit is on the 10th floor with prominent southern and western exposures which offer beautiful views of the patio, South Loop sky scrapers and other historical structures in the West Loop neighborhood. The client’s interior includes valuable interiors including new wood flooring, historical artwork and a beautiful grand piano. Over 20 PowerMove™ and SmoothMove™ roller shades by Illinois Window Shade Company were installed to control the high levels damaging UV rays as well as heat and glare. The results look great, are easy to operate and are producing measurable result. The client has specifically noted an improvement in energy efficiency (lower energy costs, higher levels of comfort) and UV protection for the valuable interiors.

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