Efficient Window Coverings was developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Windows and Daylighting group in partnership with BuildingGreen, Inc. The site is currently being supported by the US Department of Energy, its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Building Technologies program.
This work is in part guided and supported by the project’s Advisory Committee members:
- Alice Rosenberg, Consortium for Energy Efficiency
- Mike Cienian, Hunter Douglas
- Mark Dammeyer, Somfy
- Thomas Culp, Birch Point Consulting
- Steve DeBusk, Eastman Chemical
- John Gant, Glen Raven
- Kerry Haglund, Center for Sustainable Building Research
- Emily Phan–Gruber, D&R
- Stefan Poetsch, Rollac
- Bipin Shah, WinBuild
The LBNL project team:
- Charlie Curcija
- Howdy Goudey
- Robert Hart
- Christian Kohler
- Steve Selkowitz
The Building Green project team:
- Peter Yost
- Nadav Malin
- Amie Walter
- Alex Wilson
Deprtament of Energy Technology Development Manager:
- Marc LaFrance
The lead web developer for this site was Andrew Waegel of GeoPraxis, Inc. Web design was by Bryan Kring, Kring Design Studio.
This site is dedicated to Dariush Arasteh for his lifetime of work in the field of energy efficiency.
HOW THE WEB SELECTION TOOL WORKS: The web selection tool uses a master table (multi-sheet Excel file) of window covering options and attributes with the range of values and cell values worked out in a consensus process with the project team and committee. These values are then adjusted for factors such as climate. For each adjustable window covering, the assumption was made that the specific window covering was optimally deployed (since they CAN be adjusted). Conversely, fixed window coverings results were adjusted slightly upwards because they do not NEED to be adjusted.