Duo-Gard Gains Top Architectural Accolades


Canton, MI /PRNewswire/ – Projecting a programmable rainbow of more than one million colors, a new translucent illuminated wall system by Duo-Gard Industries has been named one of the outstanding architectural products of 2006 in the recent issues of two leading professional publications: Architectural Record magazine and Buildings magazine.

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," says 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®, 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 one 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, MI, Duo-Gard (www.duo-gard.com) is a national leader in design/build translucent daylighting systems and strategies for all types of facilities, as well as custom homes.

Source: Duo-Gard Industries Inc.

For more information, contact Linda Byam, marketing director of Duo-Gard Industries: (800) 872-4404 or linda.byam@duo-gard.com.