TECH Talks – Thermal Performance and Energy Savings with Polycarbonate Glazing Systems

Q: Do Cellular Polycarbonate Glazing Systems Offer Thermal Performance and Energy Savings?One of the most prevalent complaints building owners and facility managers receive is that the occupants are too hot or too cold. This is especially true of tenants seated directly next to a window or other daylight opening. They want the daylight, but they...Continue reading

TECH Talks – Understanding How Cellular Polycarbonate Glazing Contributes To Daylighting

Q: How Does Cellular Polycarbonate Glazing Contribute to Daylighting?Access to daylighting provides recognized benefits to health and wellness, accuracy and productivity. Research has shown higher job satisfaction, higher test scores and higher sales in buildings designed to maximize daylighting. Reliance on daylighting also decreases the demand on electric lighting, which reduces the associated energy costs, associated...Continue reading

TECH Talks – Understanding Cellular Polycarbonate Glazing Installation

Q: Is Polycarbonate Easy to Install?Ease of InstallationThe hallmark of polycarbonate glazing systems is their ease of installation, especially compared with other glazing products like heavy IGU’s (Insulated Glazing Units). Successful installation of polycarbonate systems have been completed by a wide range of tradespeople. With few exceptions, minimal experience and common installation tools are all...Continue reading

Geolam: Where Appearance Meets Permanence

The wood cladding look without the maintenance headaches!Today’s storefronts, office spaces, and contemporary homes are often designed with hints of wooden appeal. Why?  Because wood presents a timeless, classic look that connects the structure with nature.Given its low material cost, a real wood façade can seem like the right choice. That is until you weigh...Continue reading

Student Series: A Masked Multicultural Art Center for the Global Citizen

It’s easy to order samples from the EXTECH website. Because of this, we often get sample requests from college students who are working on designs where they want to incorporate EXTECH’s daylighting systems. We’ve been getting so many sample requests from students who are working on studio and thesis projects that we decided to start...Continue reading

See the Photos: Dupage Airport in Chicago

Chicagoland’s DuPage Airport Authority is home to the largest concentration of corporate aircraft in Illinois. It supports more than 400 based aircraft and is the only general aviation airport in Illinois with four active runaways, two instrument landing system approaches and a 24-hour FAA Air Control Tower, U.S. Customs and 24-hour onsite rescue and firefighting capabilities....Continue reading

Photos & Sustainability: How the TECHVENT 5300 helps the environment

Sustainability continues to be a big topic in the architecture and construction industries, and we have talked at length about the ecological benefits offered by our LIGHTWALL translucent wall systems. We now realize we haven’t given other EXTECH systems their proper credit, particularly our TECHVENT 5300 windows.The TECHVENT 5300 has delivered a surprising amount of...Continue reading

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