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
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
SOURCE Duo-Gard Industries Inc.