New "SmartDrape" by Norman features the look of drapery, but operates like a shade. It transitions from sheer to solid with the twist of a wand. Great for sliders and indoor-outdoor living. It's washable and each fabric vein is replaceable.
When extended, the metal-mesh curtain wall deflects the sunlight to mitigate the internal temperature of the structure. Similar energy-efficient gestures include geothermal heating and cooling, shading and venting systems, solar panels, and organic finishes and materials.