LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., November 17, 2015—MechoSystems, the world’s foremost provider of commercial WindowManagement® solutions, today announced its attainment of the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) red-list compliant Declare label for its Mecho®/5, UrbanShade®, and ElectroShade® Systems with AcoustiVeil Dimout shadecloth.
The ILFI devised the Living Building ChallengeTM building-performance standard to hasten the transformation towards a more just and ecologically balanced future. The Declare label complements this ambitious program as a way for manufacturers to proactively disclose building-product health information.
By providing material health information all in one place, the Declare label and corresponding product database streamline the specification process for building project teams seeking to comply with IFLI’s Living Building Challenge.
“As Living Building Challenge projects grow in scale and size, the need for products that comply with the materials ‘petal’ is also growing,” says MechoSystems Sustainability Program Manager Rachel Berman. “We’re excited to be able to offer designers a solution that encompasses the entire shade system to simplify the rigorous material specification process for Living Building Challenge projects.”
AcoustiVeil is an eco-friendly acoustical shadecloth that filters light and absorbs sound. It is available in white (0891), pearl grey (0893), and black (0894). The manual Mecho/5, also known as the MechoShade, is the original heavy-duty, chain-driven roller-shade system. The manual or motorized UrbanShade System is an economical, compact, and flexible alternative. And the ElectroShade System is an exclusively motorized system with flexible motor and mounting options.
The ILFI has looked at ingredient lists compiled by MechoSystems for AcoustiVeil, as well as the Mecho/5, UrbanShade, and ElectroShade hardware systems, deemed them acceptable, and awarded a Declare label.
About the company: Founded in 1969, MechoSystems is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative window-covering systems for the architectural and design communities. MechoSystems Inc., 42-03 35th Street, Long Island City, New York, 11101. T: +1 (718) 729-2020. F: +1 (718) 371-1081. E: firstname.lastname@example.org. W: mechosystems.com.