Window coverings from Hunter Douglas Architectural were installed at the Edith Cowan University Building 34 in Joondalup, Western Australia to help the project meet its energy efficiency objectives.

Completed in May 2015, this $72-million project was designed by JCY Architects and Urban Designers, and built by PACT Construction. Edith Cowan University Building 34 was named Best Commercial Construction ($10 - $50 million) at the WA chapter of the Australian Institute of Building’s Professional Excellence in Building Awards.

In order to meet the five-star energy efficiency rating goal, Hunter Douglas Architectural worked closely with the designers to find the right mix of window coverings, fabrics and motorisation options. Heavy duty roller blinds with patented QUANTUM technology offered the perfect fit with the designers choosing Zen Fabric in Bounty colour, a blockout fabric to manage the heat and privacy requirements of the building in addition to Neotec Fabric in Granite colour.

Hunter Douglas Architectural supplied 272 roller blinds, including some fitted with motorisation technology to be operated quietly at the touch of a button.