Motorize your existing window shades


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Transform your building’s shades into high performing facades

RYSE SmartShades is the first retrofit solution to transform window coverings into a professionally designed system. Create dynamic indoor environments by optimizing both occupant comfort and energy savings. 

  • Save on energy consumption
  • No wiring or separate accessories are required
  • Reduce glare and heat gain
  • Designed to be compatible with a variety of window coverings
  • Contributes up to 15 LEED points
  • 3-year payback period

With SmartShades you can:

Reduce dependency on artificial lighting by 22%

Reduce peak cooling load by 23%


Improved comfort and productivity

Automate window coverings to raise or lower based on weather conditions through the use of temperature and light sensors.

Enjoy optimal indoor conditions all year around for improved comfort and productivity.


Optimized energy management

SmartShades’ advanced algorithms and suite of intelligent sensors automatically raise and lower window coverings throughout the day to reduce energy consumption and natural light management.

  • Reduce heating and cooling loads based on environmental conditions
  • Optimize daylight harvesting and reduce artificial lighting usage
  • Integrate with existing BAS to synchronize the operation of window coverings with HVAC and lighting to maximize energy savings

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Make your building LEED certified

Daylight harvesting control can contribute toward LEED credits in several newconstruction categories. Daylight autonomy can also contribute to LEED points. SmartShades can contribute to earning up to 15 out of the possible 110 LEED NC v4 points, within the following categories:

1 POINT – Light pollution reduction (Sustainable Sites Credit 8)

To minimize light trespass from the building and site, reduce sky-glow to increase nightsky access, improve nighttime visibility through glare reduction and reduce developmentimpact from lighting on nocturnal environments.

4 TO 11 POINTS – Energy & Atmosphere (Credit 1)

To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard toreduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.

1 POINT – Controllability of systems – thermal comfort (Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 6.2)

To provide a high level of thermal comfort system control by individual occupants orgroups in multi-occupant spaces (e.g. classrooms or conference areas) and promotetheir productivity, comfort, and well-being.

1 POINT – Daylight & views – Daylight: Views for 75% of the space (Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 8.1)

To provide building occupants with a connection between indoor spaces and theoutdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupiedareas of the building.

1 POINT – Daylight & Views – Daylight: Views for 90% of the space (Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 8.2)

To provide building occupants a connection to the outdoors through the introduction ofdaylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the building.


What it works with

SmartShades works with any window covering that uses a looped beaded chain or continuous cord loop. From roller shades to roman shades, regardless of brand or size.

Mobile APP

Simplicity meets versatility

Empower your guests to control the shades through our beautifully designed mobile app. Move beyond clunky remotes for true accessibility.

  • Get access and control over each and every shade
  • Create custom schedules to suit your guest’s needs
  • Available on iOS and Android


No cords, no cables, no worries

Don’t like messing around with wires and cables? Ryse can be completely wire free with the optional quick-release battery pack.


The Avery Tower

“As a retrofit solution that allows window shades that are already installed in the unit to become motorized, SmartShades were the ideal solution for our project.”

Paul Wang

Senior Associate at Y.A. Associates


How are SmartShades powered?

There are two ways that SmartShades can be powered:

1 – Battery Pack

Go completely wire free with the optional quick-release battery pack. This battery pack lasts 6 months depending on usage and is easily recharged via the included USB cable. Keep the look of your home clean and pristine.

2 – Wall Plug

SmartShades ship with a standard US wall plug with a 10 foot cable.

Will we need software?

No. SmartShades can be operated and set up all from the on-device controls.However, the complementary RYSE app can be used for advanced features such as mobile control, scheduling, device management and more.

Do SmartShades require a remote?

No. SmartShades can be operated via it’s on-device controls or via the complementary RYSE app.

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