By Amy Madden

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Draper is proud to introduce a new line of acoustical shading products.

We’ve all heard of different kinds of pollution as they pertain to buildings. Of course, there are physical types of pollution we have to worry about—by-products getting into groundwater, for instance, or chemicals off gassing into the air. Then there’s light pollution. That’s too much light escaping buildings at night.

Draper has shading solutions to combat all of those. Now we’ve added a new one to the list.

Noise pollution.

You might not have thought about it, but the non-profit group Noise Pollution Clearinghouse calls noise one of the most pervasive pollutants in today’s built environment

“Noise negatively affects human health and well-being,” according to their website. “Problems related to noise include hearing loss, stress, high blood pressure, sleep loss, distraction and lost productivity, and a general reduction in the quality of life and opportunities for tranquility.”

So how did we get here?

Like many of the other problems mentioned above, the trend towards more and larger windows has made a big difference. There are more open spaces, sleeker surfaces, exposed ceilings, and glass used in modern design.

This has led to more noise getting into our home and work spaces. Higher noise levels …read more

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