Alison Peach


Though sometimes overlooked on these terms, window coverings are an important consideration for specifiers motivated by sustainability. With their capacity to control not just light and glare but also heat, the best blind and curtain fabrics have a key role to play in improving thermal efficiency.

Incorporated thoughtfully, into projects of all types, high quality shading systems help reduce the need for artificial cooling. In this way, they improve operational performance and reduce carbon footprints. Importantly, the best blinds are also produced with embodied carbon in mind.

Aware of their product stewardship responsibilities, their manufacturers endeavour to minimise the emissions associated with production processes, transportation, and so forth. And they aim to limit the damage caused by their by-products. In this session, we highlight the types of products that meet these standards and are therefore genuinely sustainable. Our speakers outline how to identify them and how to best incorporate them in your work.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees to this session will understand the:

  • Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design. (AACA Competency 4.6 Design: Schematic Design)
  • Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties. (AACA Competency 5.5 Documentation: Detailed Design)
  • Nomination of quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings components and systems. (AACA Competency 6.5 Documentation: Documentation)

Alison Peach has 20 years + experience in window treatments, both B2B and B2C, B.Bus (Mgt). She enjoys using her skills and knowledge to collaborate with those at the forefront of design, working on bespoke projects, to achieve excellence in function, aesthetics and performance. Verosol offers wonderful opportunity to deliver product that aligns with her personal sustainable ethos.