Illuminated Wall by Duo-Gard Gains Top Architectural Accolades

Jan 09, 2007, 00:00 ET from Duo-Gard Industries Inc.

    CANTON, Mich., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Projecting a programmable rainbow
 of more than a million colors, a new translucent illuminated wall system by
 Duo- Gard Industries Inc. has been named one of the outstanding
 architectural products of 2006 in the December issues of two leading
 professional publications: Architectural Record magazine and Buildings
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     illumaWALL by Duo-Gard can be programmed for glowing undulating waves,
 steady static effects or dynamic pulsating bursts of color. The choice
 depends on the ambience the designer wants to create for commercial,
 retail, hospitality, educational, entertainment, industrial, healthcare or
 custom home clients. Duo-Gard engineers the custom design/build systems for
 both interior walls and exterior walls, ceilings, canopies, landmark
 beacons and signature signage.
     "As pioneers in translucent technology, green building and design
 innovation, we're proud to note these honors reflect excitement about
 illumaWALL we're seeing from daring, demanding architects and interior
 designers across the country," said David Miller, Duo-Gard's president. "We
 help them achieve design/build versatility, dynamic aesthetics and
 sustainability plus unusual affordability with illumaWALL."
     Sustainability integrates with aesthetics and affordability through
 illumaWALL's mix of high-performance, "green building" materials.
 illumaWALL can contribute points toward a structure's LEED certification
 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the rating system
 developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
     Translucent polycarbonate glazings minimize heat gain and glare as they
 project diffuse daylighting deep into interior spaces, resulting in lower
 heating, cooling and lighting costs, as well as improved occupant comfort.
 Custom aluminum framing systems feature designer colors and finishes.
     The multiwall polycarbonates can be enhanced with the option of
 translucent Nanogel(R), a record-setting, energy-efficient, insulating,
 light- diffusing aerogel that also reduces sound transmission.
     Energy-efficient LED lighting for illumaWALL incorporates
 state-of-the-art technology in low-voltage, low-heat, high-performance
 systems programmable to more than a million colors. The lighting systems
 can include independent fixture control plus solutions for indoor and
 outdoor applications.
     About Duo-Gard
     New illumaWALL joins other architectural innovations by Duo-Gard
 Industries Inc. Founded in 1984 and located in Canton, Michigan, Duo-Gard
 is a national leader in design/build translucent daylighting systems and
 strategies for all types of facilities, as well as custom homes. Website is

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