Sustainability

MODERN | SUSTAINABLE | PERFORMANCE

sustainability-p1For over 27 years, Cascade Coil has offered woven wire fabrics that have fueled the imaginations of architects and interior designers while offering significant building performance and environmental benefits.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE

  • Independent testing shows reduced energy consumption by up to 12.3% in an exterior application (summary by climate, below).
  • Independent testing shows reduced energy consumption by up to 3.3% in an interior application.
  • Effective product for retrofit projects where high performance glazing has not been installed.

OCCUPANT COMFORT

  • Significant increase in the thermal comfort of occupants in both internal and external applications.
  • Increased visual comfort and daylighting.
  • Reduce glare without reducing views and illumination.

MATERIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Living Building Challenge Red List Free.
  • 100% Recyclable.
  • Low Carbon Footprint -Domestically sourced, durable and easy to maintain.
  • No toxic chemicals are used in the manufacturing process.

LEAN MANUFACTURING

  • 100% Made in the USA.
  • Over 90% of all manufacturing waste is recycled.
  • Improvements to manufacturing facilities to reduce energy use and increase employee comfort.
  • Paint fume emissions are substantially lower than the Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality standards.

 

“Cascade Coil Drapery provided a visually stimulating product that combined energy savings, occupant comfort, and glare control in a sustainability-minded package.”
– Homeowner
“With proper application, the Cascade Coil Drapery product can serve to reduce a building’s energy consumption.”
– Interface Engineering Architectural Testing Report, v 1.0
“When your product (Guardian Coil) was installed on my windows I never pull the shades down, I never go adjust the thermostat up or down, and my office is always comfortable.
-General, U.S. National Guard

 

Woven wire fabrics that fuel the designer’s imagination while offering proven building performance and environmental benefits.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Reduces energy consumption
-Up to 12.3% in exterior applications

Reduces cooling
-Up to 22.9% in an exterior application
-Up to 6% in an interior application

Table 2 – Energy Savings with Interior Drapery
Standard Glazing with CCD on Interior
Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ Minneapolis, MN New Orleans, LA Washington, DC
High W-to-W
1.75% 2.90% 1.78% 2.66% 1.67%
0.90% 3.29% 0.34% * 3.02% 0.96%
Low W-to-W
Solarban 70XL with CCD on Interior
Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ Minneapolis, MN New Orleans, LA Washington, DC
High W-to-W
0.25% 1.14% 1.03% 1.12% 0.47%
0.00% 1.09% -0.40% * 0.90% 0.00%
Low W-to-W
Table 3 – Energy Savings with Exterior Scrim
Standard Glazing with CCD on Outside
Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ Minneapolis, MN New Orleans, LA Washington, DC
High W-to-W
6.35% 11.35% 7.64% 9.69% 6.26%
2.69% 12.28% -2.54% * 10.58% 2.89%
Low W-to-W
Solarban 70XL with CCD on Outside
Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ Minneapolis, MN New Orleans, LA Washington, DC
High W-to-W
1.25% 5.43% 6.57% 4.49% 2.84%
0.33% 5.98% -1.78% 4.80% 0.28%
Low W-to-W
* Percentages of energy consumption changes assume that the Cascade Coil drapery will be drawn across the window openings in all conditions. Cascade Coil drapery systems are suspended from operable tracks allowing users to open the drapery and take advantage of solar heat gain during the Winter months.

eQUEST energy simulations by Interface Engineering determined that Cascade Coil Drapery can reduce building energy consumption by up to 12.3% in exterior applications and cooling needs by up to 6% in interior applications and 22% in exterior applications.

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Improves thermal comfort– Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) Scores Increase One Point, or 16%

Cascade Coil Drapery has been shown to make building occupants feel cooler and more comfortable in buildings without high performance glazing. This is the case in both interior and exterior applications. Increasing Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) Scores one point represents a 16% increase in thermal comfort. Improved thermal comfort has been shown to reduce Sick Building Syndrome.

DAYLIGHTING

Preserves views and daylight while reducing energy consumption

Cascade Coil Drapery reduces direct sun penetration even in 0% fullness mode. When used as an interior window treatment, Cascade Coil reduces energy consumption up to 6% while preserving views and introducing daylight.

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LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE

Complies with the Living Building Challenge.

Determined to be Red List Free.

Cascade Coil Drapery has voluntarily disclosed product ingredients, sources, and manufacturing locations via Declare. Cascade Coil Drapery meets the stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge. No toxic Red List chemicals are used in the manufacturing process.

SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

Over 90% of manufacturing waste is recycled. Cascade Coil’s manufacturing facility has received improvements to reduce energy and increase employee comfort. Also, due to the demand for environmentally sustainable interior and exterior elements,
Cascade Coil has always made a concerted effort to use recycled materials which meet and exceed industry manufacturing standards. We source our wire from manufacturers who use a high percentage of recycled content, some as high as 90-percent scrap base. The manufacturing process uses minimal energy, no toxic chemicals or solvents, and produces almost no scrap. The small amount of scrap produced is recycled. Paint fume emissions are substantially lower than the Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality standards in the painting process and many natural wire finishes require no painting.

DURABLE AND LOW-MAINTENANCE

Cascade Coil Drapery is a permanent material that’s lightweight and easy to install. The fabric is flameproof, has a low life cycle cost and is ideal for public area applications due to its superior strength and energy absorption qualities. It is also low maintenance: The metal tone finishes will not fade or darken and the material tends to shed dust. It stays clean with an occasional brushing or vacuuming.

Cascade Coil Drapery’s flexible round weave woven wire fabrics are catching the eyes of today’s architects and designers. With its versatility, unique texture, variety of colors, flexibility and durability, Cascade Coil Drapery is a long term solution for today’s modern style. Designers and architects around the world are creatively using this material for a wide range of applications including window treatments, room dividers and partitions, ceiling coverings, lighting effects, shower curtains, visual merchandising, backdrops, wall coverings, water features, exterior scrim cladding and shading, blast protection, safety guards and barriers, and decorative security gates and grilles.

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Woven wire mesh offers many advantages over conventional drapery. Besides being durable, fireproof, and virtually maintenance-free, the material diffuses and enhances lighting without blocking views or ventilation. Save energy by reducing heat loss and gain using Cascade Coil’s woven wire fabric for interior and exterior window applications. For over 27 years, Cascade Coil has offered round weave woven wire fabrics that have fueled the imagination of architects, designers and other creative people in the design community.

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Cascade Coil Drapery offers its products under two GSA SIN groups:

56316 Blast Mitigation
56399 Architectural Metal Drapery

Cascade Coil's contract number is
GS-07F-0614W.