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. As a business incubator, they specialize in creating, developing and supporting Inland member companies that provide real estate-related investment funds, including limited partnerships, institutional funds and non-listed and listed REITs, and real estate services for both third parties and Inland member companies.
The Inland Facilities national headquarters, located in Oak Brook, IL, needed an effective solar shading system for the south-facing windows located on the 2nd and 3rd levels of the office building. The windows were transmitting extremely high levels of solar glare and UV causing great discomfort for staff trying to use computer monitors throughout the work day. Solar heat was also a problem during the summer months.
Inland facilities management needed a solar shading system that would drastically lower glare levels while still allowing acceptable levels of daylight into the interior space. The primary objective was to provide a safe and comfortable working environment for staff.
Control – All clutch operated roller shades utilized a heavy duty clutch and #10 stainless steel bead chain.
Fabric – All shades in the facility were made with Mermet GreenScreen Revive fabric in the color 00.30 Onyx with 1% openness
Fascia – 4” Square fascia in “Bronze” are used on every shade
69 Illinois Window Shade Company Clutch Roller Shade Systems were installed at the Inland office. The shades utilize a 100% recyclable, translucent fabric which provides a high level of solar control. The shades are operated using a heavy-duty clutch for optimal ease of use.
Each shade was fitted with Mermet GreenScreen Revive fabric in the color “00.30 Onyx”.
This fabric, with an openness factor of 1%, offers excellent solar control by reducing heat and glare while offering a comfortable levels of daylight into interior due to its finely knitted weave.
Each shade system is controlled with a heavy duty clutch which makes even the heaviest shades feel light. A #10 stainless steel bead chain guides the clutch, allowing for swift but precise movement. Illinois Window Shade Company also used 4-inch bronze fascia to seamlessly conceal the roller shade components of each shade.
The Illinois Window Shade Company Clutch Roller Shade Systems at the Inland office do a fantastic job of protecting the staff from the harmful effects of the sun while allowing acceptable levels of daylight into the interior. Not only is the GreenScreen fabric on each shade environmentally friendly, but it’s also the perfect fabric to decrease solar heat and glare, giving employees an opportunity to perform their best in a comfortable environment.
Corporate facility managers and architects across the country are working to design sustainable solar solutions that reduce construction and operating costs while enhancing guest safety and comfort. The proper window shade addresses these challenges in a cost-effective and practical manner. Well-designed motorized and manual shading solutions not only save energy and money, but also optimize natural light.
As a nationwide leader in window treatments, Illinois Window Shade Company provides the most effective solar shade solutions available.