Cool Roof Spotlight

Colonial Seam, a new residential standing seam metal roofing panel, is a clip-less panel from Accel Roofing Products, a division of ATAS, that offers a traditional standing seam aesthetic with contemporary factory-formed advantages. It is installed by locking the one-piece panel into the previous panel and fastening through pre-punched slots, allowing for expansion and contraction. All fasteners are concealed by the adjacent panel. The positive locking action makes it virtually impossible for the panels to slide apart. Panels are available in widths of 12.375-in. and 16.375-in., with a 1-in. seam height, in 0.032 aluminum and 24 gauge metallic coated steel. Both substrates have the same PVDF

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The Outdoor Connection

Guardian SunGuard glass products balance high performance with light transmittance and the right aesthetic at state-of-the-art Owego Elementary School. Architect Highland Associates were charged with replacing a structure destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee with a high-performing envelope that meets LEED Silver certification.“The spaces have a sense of relaxed vitality that comes only with a strong connection to the outdoors,” explains David Degnon, senior associate, Highland Assoc. “This would not be possible without the strategic use of specialized glass products such as Guardian SunGuard glass. With glass making up such a large part of the façade, the color and appearance ha

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IOT Beneficial

The Enlighted System makes buildings brilliant by installing a network of smart sensors that gather data on light, heat and occupancy to inform building decisions. In addition to serving as an advanced lighting control, the sensor captures data that is processed locally and transmitted over the Enlighted network.

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The Fayette County Courthouse, Lexington, Ky.
The Fayette County Courthouse, Lexington, Ky.

Restoring Order to the Courthouse

The Fayette County Courthouse was once the shining jewel of Lexington, Ky. Constructed in 1899, the Richardsonian Romanesque-style building was one of the first fully electrified structures in the city. Its heralded central dome used electric lighting to create a star-like ceiling. But, in the 1960s, a central elevator shaft and hvac equipment obscured all views.A 2016 renovation led by K Norman Berry Architects, with Deborah Berke Partners, converted the courthouse into a mixed-use office and restaurant space. The dome was restored, but also included the addition of Technical Glass Products’ Fireframes ClearFloor System, as well as a tempered, laminated walking surface glass, and a st

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Tone-on-Tone

An eye-catching pattern of interlocking brushed-silver and brushed-gold forms highlights the six-lamp Adagio pendant. The collection also includes single-lamp and island pendants, along with a sconce. All are controllable with standard wall dimmers. 

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Aquarium 'Sheds' Water Usage

With nearly two million guests each year, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago needed a commercial restroom upgrade to match its water efficiency objectives. challenge: Welcoming nearly two million guests each year, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is not only home to 32,000 animals, but also a popular location for local business meetings and events. So when the Chicago institution required an upgrade to its commercial restrooms, its goal of water efficiency and saving were top of mind. Devoted to its vision of a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it, Shedd is a leader in the rescue and rehabilitation of aquatic wildlife across the world. Not o

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