The entire Creative Windows team was excited to participate in the University of Michigan Ross School of Business project.  We completed the shades for the first Ross school of business building in 2009.  The new building was even more interesting with many motorized shades tied into a Somfy animeo automation system.  All of the motorized shades are attached in a network and operate based on the facilities team control via an algorithm written by our integrator.  Additionally there is a weather sensor on the roof allowing the system to use real time weather conditions to monitor the shades operation.  If the sun is too bright on the S. elevation the shades will automatically drop reducing the solar gain and glare.  If the sky is cloudy the shades open to reduce the need for electric lighting.  In the 3 story atrium we installed specialty skylights which dramatically reduce solar gain on hot summer days.  All of the shades a whisper quiet and have operated flawlessly since we completed the project



RB 500 Roller Shades by Hunter Douglas Architectural
 Zipper Tension Systems by Hunter Douglas Architectural.
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