Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design is one that eliminates negative environmental impact through the use of eco-friendly, non-harmful materials that reduce waste, transportation, labor, and the need for additional materials. ZAR Group is environmentally responsible in all our business practices. As a leader in DESCOR architectural stretch fabrics installations, we see ourselves as cause in the matter of impacting our environment in a positive way.We have a say in what kind of world we will be living in tomorrow and what kind of world we are creating for our children. Our promise to community: Our actions and decisions are guided by our commitment to ecological and sustainable design.Here are the practices we undertake to fulfill on this promise:

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Stretch Ceilings and Walls allow you to keep your living space cool in the summer and warm in the winter while reducing your carbon footprint and saving energy. ZAR Group’s energy efficient stretch ceilings and walls utilize the most effective energy reflective insulation technology on the market. ESP LOW-E® reflective insulation is made with recycled aluminum and polyethylene.  This energy reflective insulation is installed just above the stretched fabric – a breathable canvas- that allows energy to travel through the textile and reflect back into the living space instead of escaping through the ceiling or wall.

Sustainable by Design

Fabric rolls typically come in several standard sizes.  We size our projects to make efficient use of different roll sizes, thereby using less material and minimizing waste.  We are taking time and using layout to minimize waste as well as combining multiple jobs in a single run to reduce the amount of fabric used.

Ecological Way to Print

Traditional solvent-based inks release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Harmful Air Pollutants (HAPs) which are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere. A wide range of carbon-based molecules, such as aldehydes, ketones, and other light hydrocarbons are VOCs. These compounds are harmful to both humans and the environment. ZAR Group is using ONLY the UV-cured printing method, in which inks release ZERO VOCs making them safer for you and our environment.

The EPA has suggested that UV printing is the most environmentally conscious method of printing today because UV inks contain no oils or solvents.  The inks do not contain, nor emit, the primary properties contributing to the VOC and HAP emissions that cause ozone depletion.

Eliminating the Use of Additional Building Materials

Stretch ceiling/wall systems are very simple and efficient.  There are only two components: perimeter track and fabric.  There is no wall or ceiling surface preparation required. No framing, no plastering, no leveling of the surface, fixing cracks, holes, etc.  All the work and materials that go into building a traditional hard-surface wall or ceiling are eliminated.

Efficient Transportation of Product

There are approximately 2,600 SF of fabric in one 16ft roll.  Two men can lift, load or carry materials into the building all at once.  Imagine how much more labor is required to deliver 2,600 SF of drywall, metal or wood studs, compound, primer, paint, etc… to do a traditional ceiling installation of the same size.  Not to mention low carbon footprint on the small delivery of 1 roll of fabric vs. a big truck load of materials.

Sustainable Packaging

Cardboard packaging (tubing) and the core inside the rolls of fabric is made with 100% recycled paper products.

Maintenance Free

There is no maintenance required for our ceilings and walls.

  • About Zar

    ZAR Group Inc. is the distributor and installer of Architectural Technical Textiles. We have been designing and installing stretch ceilings and walls in the NY Tri-State area since 2007. We are proud to be the pioneer... Read more...
  • Sustainable Design

    Sustainable Design is one that eliminates negative environmental impact through the use of eco-friendly, non-harmful materials that reduce waste, transportation, labor, and the need for additional materials.

    ZAR Group is environmentally responsible in all our business practices. Find out more...