Hunter Douglas Receives AERC Certification For Powerview Automation

New York, NY – May 7, 2024 — Homeowners can be confident they are maximizing their energy savings and enhancing the comfort of their homes with Hunter Douglas. Today, the company announces that 324 of its shade products with PowerView Automation have received AERC’s certification for enhanced energy performance. Certified shades earning the rating for their automation include selections from popular styles, including Applause®  Honeycomb Shades, Duette®  Honeycomb Shades, Vignette® Roman Shades, Sonnette® Cellular Shades, Designer Roller Shades, and Designer Screen Shades.

A recent report from Baltimore Gas & Electric has shown that shade automation can yield substantial energy savings. On average, customers saved 13.5% on electricity and 3.4% on gas over the installation period, demonstrating the power of automation to reduce residential energy consumption and costs measurably.

“Now that a broad portfolio of Hunter Douglas PowerView Automation shades has earned the AERC Energy Improvement label, homeowners can confidently choose custom shades that complement their spaces, make their homes more comfortable, and reduce their energy consumption,” said Stephanie Harvey, Product Director, Honeycomb & Energy Efficiency Programs at Hunter Douglas.  “While automated shading provides numerous benefits like convenience, energy efficiency is increasingly among the highest demands from homeowners.”

“Automation provides a smart solution to increase energy performance and comfort, which can be easily integrated with many of today’s in-home technology systems,” said Ralph Vasami, Executive Director, AERC. “With AERC’s automation rating, the product’s performance is clearly communicated, providing consumers with the information needed to make informed decisions about their window attachments needs.”

Newly certified products with PowerView Automation can be identified by the AERC Energy Improvement label, which highlights its energy savings potential. To illustrate the energy performance of automated products, the label now indicates the improved energy rating with automation as well as the standard energy rating number. This shows what the product’s energy rating is if used with automation, providing consumers with the data on a product’s performance best suited for their environment.

Two prominent numbers on a certified product’s label easily determine its energy performance: the Cool Climate and Warm Climate ratings.  The “Cool Climate” rating indicates the energy savings potential when using a particular product in a cooler climate, where homeowners may be required to turn up the heat in order to keep their home more comfortable. The “Warm Climate” rating indicates the potential energy savings when using in warmer climates, where homeowners may be required to turn up the air conditioning to make their homes more comfortable. The closer these ratings are to the “Max” rating listed in the corresponding section of the label, the more energy the product can save.

To learn more about our AERC-certified products, visit Certified products can also be found using the AERC Certified Product Search tool.

To learn more about AERC certification or the AERC Energy Improvement Program, visit

About Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in New York, NY, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments in North America and a major manufacturer of architectural products. Get details at or call 1-800-274-2985.

About the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC)

The AERC is an independent, public-interest, non-profit organization whose mission is to rate, label and certify the energy performance of window attachments such as blinds, shades, shutters, and storm windows. AERC comprises a diverse set of stakeholders, including product and component manufacturers, non-profit organizations, government bodies, testing labs and utility companies. Partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), AERC provides accurate and credible information about the energy performance of window attachments, which helps the public–including homeowners, architects, and builders—make informed decisions when it comes to buying window attachment products. To learn more about AERC certification or the AERC Energy Improvement Program, visit

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