MANCHESTER, NH – Kalwall has been a preferred component of building designs since Robert Keller founded the New Hampshire-based company in 1955, and energy efficiency is one of the key reasons. Kalwall has set the industry standard for translucent panel systems for wall and roof designs because of its unmatched ability to offer products that control natural daylight and have high insulation values.
Recent recognition by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) once again confirms what builders, engineers and architects have long known: Kalwall provides them with the most advanced technologies in the world to fulfill their own visions of creating better and more green buildings.
Kalwall is up for three awards in the USGBC’s Best of Build Awards: Best Product for Energy Efficiency, Best product for Exteriors, and Best Product Manufacturer of the Year (Small to Midsize). Best of Building awards are part of the USGBC’s initiative to “celebrate the year’s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building.”
Voting among USGBC members for the Best of Building awards runs from August 4-22.
One of the more recent projects Kalwall and strategic partner Structures Unlimited were involved in was the Center for Lifelong Learning in Parlin, N.J., which was the first New Jersey public school and the first special needs school in the country to reach the USGBC’s Platinum level. The center was ranked among the top 20 greenest schools in the nation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Kalwall® has been setting the industry standard for diffused natural lighting systems since it was introduced globally at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels and, again, at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Much has changed since then, but the beauty, efficiency and ruggedness of Kalwall systems have not. Neither has Kalwall’s commitment to fine craftsmanship, custom work and continuing advances in technology. Kalwall is recognized for its innovations in window designs that provide a more predictable, better quality of usable natural light with superior thermal properties and best in industry solar heat gain control.