The Parata shade solution is designed to help contain the heat and cold transfer through windows, reducing heating and air conditioning requirements.

 

Many shades purport to improve insulating of  U- and R-values. The unique Parata Shade System showed 21% higher U-values in testing by the Illinois Institute of Technology using identical fabrics to the other shades.

The difference is in the housing and installation.

 

  • The shade cloth unfurls without rippling and creates a new air pocket that acts as a secondary insulation layer between the window glass and the outward face of the shade cloth. 

  • The Parata shade unwinds from the housing “tube” off of a horizontal lip that eliminates the rippling common to shades because of the downward load along the tube length. 

  • The unique Parata Shade housing directs the shade cloth in a position that as it unfurls it contains the air between the glass and cloth to capture air movements.

  • Utilizing air as a natural insulator, this system creates another thermal barrier similar to double pane glazing systems. 

 

 

ENERGY SAVINGS

Parata Solutions Shade System was designed solely for adhesive installation.

 

  • Parata Solutions has engineered an attachment method using 3M™ Tape for interior fittings of an interior shade system.

  • Attachment method in line with architects requirements.

  • Parata has worked with 3M™ to achieve proper adhesion.

  • 3M™ has performed laboratory testing to determine the appropriate surface preparation method to achieve high adhesion of 3M™ Tape to the Parata Solutions shade housing bracket.

  • Adhesion of 3M™ Tape to existing curtain wall and window frame finishes is determined by an on-site peel adhesion test.

  • Every linear foot of shade housing bracket has the capability to support 7.5 lbs based on the 3M™ Panel Tape static load design guideline.

TECHNICAL

SPECIFICATIONS

Number of employees who feel temperature discomfort

35%

Lost productivity resulting from over cooled offices

10%

MILLION

Tons of carbon released in the US to cool offices and homes

100

TYPICAL SHADE SYSTEMS RESULTS IN 

FACT