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The Future of EcoFriendly Daylighting?

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As more buildings push for LEED recognition, we are seeing increased daylighting of buildings. While most glass has minimal pre- & post-recycled content, other glazing options are becoming more appealing in the green economy, including translucent sandwich panel systems.

Kalwall installation at Hounslow East Station, London Underground, UK, Acanthus Lawrence & Wrightson, Architect

Hounslow East Station, London Underground, UK, Acanthus Lawrence & Wrightson, Architect

Among the North American manufacturers of translucent sandwich panel systems includes Kalwall Corporation. Kalwall, invented in 1955, has been the world leader in the development of “museum-quality, natural daylight”.

Kalwall creates truly people-friendly, controlled daylight environments that enhance the comfort, practicality and elegance of any space. Kalwall is unique in it’s ability to provide glare-free daylight that is soft, yet bright and illuminating. When viewed from outside a structure at night and back lit by the building’s interior lighting, Kalwall creates a dramatic soft glow that often becomes an entire building’s statement of identity.

Kalwall employs a system of interconnected structural components, forming rigid, modular units which replace the heavy mullions and floating panels of other curtain-walls. Normal loads are dispersed throughout the panels, rather than converging on the mullions. Clamp-tite closures at head, sill, jamb an unit-to-unit serve only a sealing function. The unique construction and extreme structural strength of the components permit the largest panel-unit wall sections to be installed quickly and efficiently.

Kalwall installation at Willows of Westboro, Westboro, Massachusetts, Irwin A. Regent & Associates, Architects

Kalwall installation at Willows of Westboro, Westboro, Massachusetts, Irwin A. Regent & Associates, Architects

Kalwall is highly adaptable, and can be used in many situations including:

1. Wall Panel Systems- Enclose any space quickly and economically. Combine natural daylight with the best thermal and solar properties.

2. Curtainwall Systems- Large factory preassembled units assure rapid multi-story installation.

3. Window/Replacements- Wall panels, panel unit walls, windows, and even whole walls pay for themselves in energy savings.

4. Standard Skylight Systems- Factory preassembled, then knocked down for ease of shipment.

5. Pre-Engineered Skylights- Fully self-supporting, larger skylights are standardized for fast delivery and significantly reduced costs.

6. Custom skylight systems- Total design flexibility is made possible by the unique structural integrity and superior strength-to-weight ratio of our sandwich panel technology.

7. Walkways, Solariums, and Small Structures- Combinations of sandwich panels, glass, framing components and accessories.

8. Large Systems and Entire Structures-For any expansive skylighting or sloped glazing application on any type of building or as an entire structure.

Our team at Eureka has experience installing multiple Kalwall systems. Call or e-mail us today with your questions!


Written by eurekaglass

March 18, 2010 at 10:39 am


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Panels Provide Modern Backdrop for Collection

 Saks Fifth Avenue

Iconic Panels in Gloss White and Matte Black Louise Pattern were recently installed in Saks Fifth Avenue in the Dolce & Gabbana area of “The Workshop”, adding a perfect modern backdrop to the simple hangrails and sophisticated apparel.

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July 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm

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B+N Industries- Barcelona & Chinoiserie Iconic Panels

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Barcelona and Chinoiserie

Two new patterns have been added to our collection of carved relief Iconic Panels.

Barcelona (above left): Influenced by a recent trip to Spain,
this flourish-of-the-hand pattern interprets the ruffles and flounces of the hems, as seen
on the dresses of traditional Flamenco dancers.

Chinoiserie (above right): This pattern is inspired by the style originated in the 17th Century
that incorporated fanciful imagery of trees, birds, bridges, and temples. Its whimsical origin attempts
to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquer-like materials and decoration.

Iconic Panels are created using an innovative process of formed laminate over a carved wood core.
Incredibly durable, they can be sawn, nailed, screwed, glued, or simply mounted on walls with B&N’s special Panel Cleats.

Iconic Panels are available in 16 patterns and 11 color ways, as well as three Reclaimed Wood species.

Iconic Panels can also be easily outfitted with any of our shelving and accessory hardware;
we suggest outfitting them with the Puck System. Iconic Panels are also available with LEED-qualified, fire-rated, or water-resistant cores.

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Written by eurekaglass

July 2, 2009 at 8:52 am

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