Taking on a green initiative demonstrates to the public that a business cares about environmental preservation and is aware of its corporate social responsibility. It benefits both the company and the community at large as ultimately the goodwill created translates into competitive advantage.


Standard sizes and modular design or made to your design and specs at no extra cost

Perfect alternative to unsightly solar collectors

Made to last: Aluminum structures with choice of industrial coatings

Thermal collector is protected from the natural elements and reduce heat in structure.

Hybrid Shades contribute a significant amount of LEED points

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Passive solar: Provide shade reducing need for Air conditioning

Active solar: Produce free solar hot water reducing energy needs

Made from 100% recycled or recyclable materials

Help reduce carbon foot print and reduce CO2 output, using solar energy


COST LESS – Unlike other architectural shades, BIO-TECture Hybrid ShadesTM, as SRCC certified active solar products, are eligible for Federal and State Solar tax incentives, reducing your initial cost by 30 to 50%. Since they are priced comparatively to traditional shades, they are helping in reducing construction costs by 30% or more.

LOWER OPERATING COSTS – Save on energy costs by lowering A/C needs and saving on water heating needs.

ZERO COST INVESTMENT – Since it is eligible for tax incentives (click for details) and produce energy, the ROI is 3 to 4 times faster than traditional shades

INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE – Lower operating costs, better design or curb appeal as well as added comfort and lighting, have proven to increase occupancy in commercial buildings.

Solar Rating & Certification Corporation

What is SRCC ?
In 1980 the SRCC was incorporated as a non-profit organization whose primary purpose was the development and implementation of national rating standards and certification programs for solar energy equipment.

The corporation is an independent third-party certification entity. It is unique in that it is the only national certification program established solely for solar thermal products. In order to be eligible to receive Solar Tax Incentives benefits all Solar thermal products have to be certify by SRCC.

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The ETME model was certified in 2011 by SRCC, making it eligible for Federal and State Tax incentives.

The new BTME model is in the process to be tested and certified by SRCC. This model will offer a higher heat output or efficiency, even in moderate or mild climates and should be available in Q1 2013.