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Neil Gordon, the owner of Decorating with Fabric, has created a series of six free educational guides. Each addresses various topics all relating to window coverings. The first guide is An Architect’s Guide to Sustainable Window Coverings which accompanies the Lunch & Learn HSW Sustainable Design course. This begins with LEED and how window coverings apply to the USGBC’s detailed requirements. Next the guide goes beyond LEED to the many decisions that are required to correctly address when specifying Sustainable Window Coverings.
Other topics include:
An Architect’s Guide to Sustainable Draperies
Covered are the five areas considered critical in the design of Sustainable Draperies, which are Function, Energy Efficiency, Recyclable Materials, Fabrics and finally Design.
An Architect’s Guide to Drapery Design
This guide breaks Drapery Design down into a two step process of Design and Documentation, with the goal of having a grasp on how to communicate what the client’s expectations are with what is ultimately fabricated and installed.
An Architect’s Guide to SolarSmart Shading
Decorating with Fabric’s SolarSmart Shading Systems is a complete offering of products and ideas to control glare and reduce heat from entering a space. This guide will cover all aspects of what it takes to achieve these described outcomes.
An Architect’s Guide to The Drapery Workroom
This guide is a useful resource to some of the many drapery treatments fabricated in the Decorating with Fabric Workroom. It begins with Fabric Shades which covers Roman Shades, Balloon Shades and Austrian Shades and finishes with Panels and Valances.