CHICAGO--(Duo-Gard Industries Inc., a provider of translucent daylighting, architectural illumination and specialty structures, today announced its participation in bringing LUMENHAUS to Greenbuild 2010 in Chicago. LUMENHAUS, Virginia Tech’s winning entry to the European Solar Decathlon, is a zero-energy home that is completely powered by the sun. Duo-Gard contributed its energy-efficient vertical glazing system to the home, which will be located in Millennium Park November 16-18.)--
“What Virginia Tech has accomplished with this home is remarkable. To have our energy-efficient, vertical glazing building solutions incorporated is a prestigious honor, and we look forward to assisting in the showcase of LUMENHAUS during this year’s Greenbuild.”
“LUMENHAUS is a truly sustainable architectural structure that pushes the limits of design, technology and innovation,” said David Miller, president of Duo-Gard. “What Virginia Tech has accomplished with this home is remarkable. To have our energy-efficient, vertical glazing building solutions incorporated is a prestigious honor, and we look forward to assisting in the showcase of LUMENHAUS during this year’s Greenbuild.”
LUMENHAUS utilizes an optimal building design and leverages the most advanced technologies to maximize user comfort and environmental protection. By incorporating Duo-Gard’s vertical glazing system, specifically its Series 3000 BPC 40mm tongue and grove system filled with Nanogel, LUMENHAUS obtains a U-value of .1 and light transmittance of 33 percent. Additionally, Duo-Gard’s lightweight, easy to install solution is 100 percent recyclable.
Duo-Gard will be hosting an exclusive media tour of the home on Wednesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., followed by a VIP architectural reception from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
About Duo-Gard Industries Inc.:
Duo-Gard Industries Inc. is a leading innovator in high-performance translucent daylighting systems and architectural illumination, as well as custom canopies, shelters and outdoor structures. For over 25 years, Duo-Gard has advanced translucent technology with design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom architectural products that enhance sustainability. Duo-Gard was established in 1984 and is based in Canton MI. For additional information, please visit www.duo-gard.com.