New housing attains LEED certification, could benefit from bamboo woven shades

Sep 17 2010

New housing attains LEED certification, could benefit from bamboo woven shades
New housing attains LEED certification, could benefit from bamboo woven shades
Eco Home Magazine reports that an affordable housing complex in downtown Boston is receiving a major renovation that will make it far more energy-efficient by cutting energy output by seven percent without costing the residents a penny.

Some of this achievement will be made possible by an insulation rarely used in the United States known as Kingspan insulated panels, which can slide comfortably over the building's exterior and create a thermal barrier against cold weather without disturbing residents.

"This renovation is extremely unique," Darien Crimmin, vice president for energy and sustainability for WinnDevelopment, told the news provider. "It's never been done to this extent before. What we’re doing here is piloting a super-insulated shell."

Other improvements will include formaldehyde-free cabinets and low-VOC carpets and paints, as the project is part of a test that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting on indoor air quality.

Those looking to install more organic window treatments may want to consider bamboo woven shades. Since bamboo requires no pesticides or other chemicals in harvesting, it may be a healthier alternative than other window treatments. These shades can also complement any home with a unique, natural appearance.
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