Hunter Douglas Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades
The Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades collection provides a high level of energy efficiency with it’s innovative “Honeycomb-Within-Honeycomb” design, reducing energy loss up to 40% at the window. The newest revolution in window fashions, Duette Architella® Trielle™ , delivers 20% more energy efficiency than the original Architella shades.
The inventor of the original honeycomb shade, Hunter Douglas introduces The Duette® Architella® Collection, the leader in energy efficient shades.
The Duette Architella Collection offers:
• Duette Architella Trielle™ – The newest revolution in window fashions, Duette Architella Trielle™, delivers 20% more energy efficiency than original Architella shades. It is the most energy-efficient Hunter Douglas window covering with six insulating layers.
• Excellent energy efficiency – a state-of-the-art patented design that can save consumers money on their energy bills.
• Vibrant colors – multiple fabric layers prevent color from being washed out by bright light.
• Crisp pleats – TruePleat™ inner cells support the weight of the shade, so outer cells never flatten.
• Light control and privacy options – semi-opaque and opaque fabrics.
• Patented operating systems – like UltraGlide® with its easy click and walk away operating system.
• Child and Pet Safe – Cordless lifting systems, such as LiteRise®, UltraGlide’s retractable cord and EasyRise® with cord tensioner for enhanced child and pet safety.
• Design options – Top-Down/Bottom-Up, Duolite™ and Duette Architella with SkyLift™ let you maximize natural light and privacy control.
• Carefree cleaning – all shades are anti-static and dust resistant.
Who Says You Can’t Have It Both Ways?
Hunter Douglas Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades: SMART and BEAUTIFUL!
The FIVE “R-VALUES” of The Duette Architella®
1. GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The Duette Architella fabric traps more insulating air offering greater energy savings all year round.
2. MORE LUMINOUS COLOR: The inner layers of the Architella fabric create the most radiant color palette, even in the brightest light.
3. BRILLIANT OPAQUES: With the inner opague honeycomb, the Architella fabric remains truly brilliant.
4. SOFTER TOUCH: The Duette Architella fabric construction creates a distinct softness to the touch.
5. UNIFORM APPEARANCE: The inner TruePleat™ construction keeps every shade crisp and consistent from front to back and top to bottom.
Duette® Architella® Shades: Energy Savings Made Beautiful
Introduced in 2006, Duette Architella shades have insulating R-values as high as 7.86 and solar heat gain coefficients as low as 0.15. Their patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design forms more air pockets than traditional honeycomb shades and reduces heat transfer at the window by up to 50 percent when the shades are properly installed — more than doubling the energy efficiency of the window and helping to lower heating and cooling costs.
Calculations, based on a conservative energy-savings methodology that was validated by the Rocky Mountain Institute, show that Duette Architella shades can save up to $2.94 per square foot annually in energy costs and approximately 10 percent of an average household’s carbon footprint. Of course, estimates will vary by region.
With its 180 color and design choices, Duette Architella offers an extensive interiors design palette. What’s more, Architella shades offer a variety of lifting systems designed with child safety in mind. And, like most Hunter Douglas product offerings, Duette Architella shades have passed rigorous standards and test procedures and are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Certified® and also certified by GREENGUARD for Children & Schools(SM).