November 2018

From the Heart

HeartFelt Ceilings and Walls are formulated to address higher frequency sounds. Crafted from felted, thermoformed polyester, the dense, soft structure of the panels feature a square-edge design that draws the eye while also accommodating the aesthetic and function needs of interior spaces. Available in black, white or five shades of gray and earth tones, it offers designers the ability to create visual gradients and rhythms in the ceiling plane. The panels can be installed as a ceiling cloud, a full ceiling by splicing individual pieces to create continuous lengths or part of a as wall installation. The panels are made from up to 85% recycled material, including the aluminum carrier system a

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Reimagining Wall Assemblies

ZIP System R-sheathing is the all-in-one engineered wood structural panel with built-in control layers to manage air, water and heat transfer. With built-in polyisocyanurate foam insulation, an integrated water-resistive barrier and a rigid-air barrier design, ZIP System R-sheathing helps design teams reimagine traditional wall assemblies. 

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Metal Panel Distinction

QuadCore represents a leap in technology within the insulated metal panel market. A Kingspan panel ordered with QuadCore and a Valspar Fluropon Pure coating earns a Red List Free declaration—the only metal panel in the world to earn that distinction. Additionally, QuadCore delivers thermal performance: it is certified as the most thermally-efficient, closed-cell insulation material in the insulated metal panel market. QuadCore surpasses all other closed-cell insulated panel systems when it comes to fire performance and fire resistance. Judge’s Comment: “While the idea of an insulated metal panel is not new, the efforts to create a high-performance panel that does not c

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Pre-Engineered System

The pre-designed, pre-engineered system eliminates the need for worksite caulking, puttying, welding, soldering or glass cutting—and can be installed in any weather condition. The skylights can be combined in a number of configurations—rooflight, longlight, northlight and atrium—and each configuration is delivered with a special prefabricated flashing ensuring a perfect fit and 100% water tightness. Judge’s Comment: “Making daylighting options  easier and more practical for installation is a very welcome advance, especially for projects like schools, where cost containment matters.”

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Eco-Conscious

A line of woven sun control shading fabrics for interior roller shade applications, SheerWeave’s 4000/4100/4400 styles use DOW’s unique ECOLIBRIUM bio-based plasticizer. The options combine the durability of vinyl-coated polyester with the latest in green PVC technology. ECOLIBRIUM is a renewable alternative to traditional plasticizers that lowers greenhouse gas emissions as much as 40% vs. existing PVC compounds. It is also phthalate-free, lead-free, RoHS compliant, and can also be used in exterior shading systems. A companion calculator tool allows designers to estimate petroleum savings and greenhouse gas avoidance based on the quantity of plasticizers used. Judge’s

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Tight Tolerances

Keeping solar-control fabric under tension in top-down, bottom-up, sideways and skylight applications, the TZ100 Zipper Tension System aligns the shade precisely within an opening, eliminating light gaps at any angle, in any direction thereby providing complete light control. When used for exterior applications, the taut shades keep out objects or insects, and is capable of withstanding relatively high-wind loads when used in exterior applications. Judge’s Comment: “This is a nice tension system shade. The smaller gaps on all sides are a real benefit.”

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Arc of a Designer

Arc Adjustable Luminaires can be selected for either recessed or semi-recessed installation, offering two design options in one fixture. Both feature concentric, radiating curves, with hinges that open fixtures to a 90-degree tilt—and the top rotates 350 degreesfor optimal aiming. Judge’s Comment: “Clean and modern-looking fixture with phenomenal adjusting capability.”

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Power Match

The SAE201 Adjustable Concealed Cove Luminaire's lens can be adjusted before or after installation by up to 90 degrees, with seven intermediary settings. Judge’s Comment: “Adjustability is a great feature.”

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Shapely Performance

The high output and long life of the Oculus exterior downlight are both the result of a proprietary, engineered heat sink that uses the luminaire’s shape to maximize thermal performance. The fully adjustable light module offers 360-degree rotation and a 30-degree tilt angle to put light right where it is needed. Judge’s Comment: “Many specifiers in the field have been asking for a product like this—glad to have this available.”

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Germicidal Tendencies

The luminaire pairs direct/indirect ambient illumination with options for tunable white performance or White Light Disinfection, which emits a germicidal frequency to protect indoor surfaces from harmful bacteria.Judge’s Comment: “I’ve seen disinfecting lights from other manufacturers, but as a whole, the entire package is nice, and not available from any others.”

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