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Industrial Daylighting Systems

Translucent Walls, Windows, and Skylight Systems for Industrial Applications

Adding polycarbonate windows, translucent walls, and skylight systems to industrial buildings can add many benefits including improved safety, better work environment, and more. Not only can outdated, broken windows and skylights be an eyesore—they can contribute to soaring heating and cooling costs.  Adding operable windows that can stay open during rainfall can improve ventilation while...Continue reading

Translucent Walls | Daylighting in Schools | EXTECH

Optimized Daylighting for K-12 Schools & Universities

Polycarbonate daylighting systems can transform a poorly lit space by bringing natural light inside. Translucent walls are one way to add daylight, while still maintaining privacy, visual comfort, and insulation. Polycarbonate translucent walls feature a coextrusion that resists UV rays, providing soft, optimized light. Translucent walls offer several benefits for daylighting in educational facilities, including...Continue reading

Retrofit Solutions

Cost-Effective Retrofitting Solutions with Polycarbonate Systems

Retrofitting with polycarbonate systems can extend the lifespan of a building’s exterior envelope, reducing maintenance and replacement costs in the long run.   They can be used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, by providing excellent thermal insulation properties, reducing heat transfer through walls and roofs. By installing polycarbonate systems, building owners can decrease their...Continue reading

EXTECH Façade Systems

Façade Considerations to Elevate a Parking Structure

Parking structures play a vital role in urban development. The exterior can offer an opportunity to elevate the overall aesthetic and improve functionality. Going beyond a place to park cars, parking structures can tell a powerful story by incorporating new technologies into the design. Kinetic Facades Kinetic facades, such as EXTECH’s KINETICWALL, respond to nature...Continue reading

LIGHTWALL 3450 - 50MM Polycarbonate Wall System

Unique Applications of Polycarbonate in Architecture & Examples

Polycarbonate has a multitude of uses in architecture, due to its lightweight nature, strength, insulative qualities, and creative opportunities. While some designers prefer translucent FRP systems, the qualities of polycarbonate systems, longevity, and creative control outweigh FRP benefits in many circumstances. Creating Private Interior Spaces Translucent polycarbonate panels can provide natural lighting while maintaining privacy...Continue reading

Sustainability in Manufacturing at EXTECH

Sustainability in Manufacturing

AT EXTECH, we are committed to designing and producing sustainable products for the built environment.  It is known that daylighting products promote long-term well-being of building occupants. We believe that the commitment to sustainability starts at the product design level and  should continue through the manufacturing, installation process, and through the products end of life....Continue reading

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