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
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
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
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
EXTECH was featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Architectural Products in a product focus on Daylight Harvesting.The mention reads: "Daylighting A New Stem Space: Bringing in ample daylighting through a 30 ft high exterior wall into a two-story common space, Cuningham Group and MOA Architecture specified more than 3000 sq. ft. of EXTECH's LightWall 3440 interlocking...Continue reading
EXTECH Inc. is proud to announce that we will now be integrating Palram’s SUNGLAZE™ canopy into our product offering. The SUNGLAZE™ canopy system offers smart design, elegant appearance, versatility and low maintenance.
The November 2017 issue of Commercial Architecture magazine features a lengthy profile of the Pathways Innovation Center and Roosevelt High School in Casper, WY - two projects that relied on EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3440 translucent polycarbonate daylighting system in their design. Designed by the Cuningham Group and winner of the Project of Distinction Award from the Association for...Continue reading
On November 8, 2017, EXTECH's Director of Product Application & Development, Kevin Smith, will speak at the panel session Kinetic Facades: Inventive Architecture, Design, Fabrication during Greenbuild 2017. The session will center around kinetic building envelope systems, and how they help designers meet sustainability requirements and deliver art pieces to cities. One of the systems that...