Traditions are important in companies just as they are in families. Halloween is one of the best holiday traditions. Today AmeriLux International celebrated its first ever “Happy Halloween Costume Party” with potluck lunch and best costume awards.
Air, trapped in the hollow spaces between the dividing walls of the multiwall polycarbonate panel, provides the superior thermal insulation. This cellular structure offers much higher insulating properties than corrugated or solid polycarbonate panels.
Located in the city of Vallejo, CA, the Springstowne Library, a branch of the Vallejo Public Library, shares the same building with the city’s Fire Station No. 24. Vallejo is one of California’s oldest cities and is the last remaining area on the San Francisco Bay available for development.
As part of the city’s effort to refurbish and repair its public buildings, the Vallejo City Council determined the Library/Fire Station’s roof needed to be replaced and brought up to Title 24 specifications. The project required replacement of all materials down to the roof deck sheathing. This included removing and replacing the ten existing skylights.
The quality of light provided by the replacement skylights was extremely critical, especially in the libraries computer lab and reading areas where glare could be a major issue. As a Title 24 roof, low solar heat gain and high thermal performance were also necessary requirements. Choosing the right skylight manufacturer was an important concern.
After reviewing a number of manufacturers, the projects roofing contractor, Jared Johnson with State Roofing Systems, Inc., chose Wasco® Skylights and their EcoSky3 system. The EcoSky3 system was the city’s choice because of the unit’s superior thermal performance and anti-glare properties.
By incorporating Acrylite® Satin Sky glazing with a 10mm Lumira® aerogel-filled polycarbonate panel, the EcoSky3 unit skylight delivers all the benefits of natural diffused light while providing excellent visible light transmission and low solar heat gain. The airtight system is completely sealed and does not require condensation holes, improving the thermal efficiency of the unit.
The EcoSky3 system is a “green” product that meets IECC requirements in all climate zones, is NRFC certified, and will meet the high efficacy requirements of California Energy Commission’s Title 24.
Wasco® Skylights offers a wide range of energy efficient skylights for both standard and custom applications. Click here to learn more about their latest innovations and product offerings.
Pinnacle 350 Skylights
The School District of Clayton is located in the City of Clayton, six miles west of St. Louis, Missouri. In 2010, the school’s recreation center began experiencing problems with the FRP (Fiberglass-Reinforced Polymer) skylights in the building.
The failing units in the gymnasium were replaced with Wasco® metal-framed skylight structures. The 9’6” wide x 42’ long Pinnacle 350 double pitch skylights feature 25mm clear polycarbonate panels filled with Lumira® aerogel for superior thermal performance.
The pool roof skylight was retrofitted with a 9’6” wide x 83’ long structural ridge system. Like the double pitch, this skylight features a clear anodized metal-frame with Lumira® aerogel-filled multiwall polycarbonate panels, providing more visible light transmittance at a better U-Value than the previous FRP system.
The Wasco® Pinnacle 350 glazing system was the ideal replacement solution for the Clayton School District skylight renovation project. The high performance properties of the new skylights will provide both visual and thermal comfort, controlling the amount of daylight, quality of light, and amount of solar heat gain let into the building.
Founded in 1935, Wasco® Skylights is one of America’s largest skylight manufacturers. Click here to learn more about their full line of commercial and residential daylighting solutions.
Visible Light Transmittance
Visible Light Transmittance or as it’s known Visible Transmittance (VT) is a measure of how much visible light passes through a glazing material such as a window, door, or skylight. The visible spectrum of sunlight is defined as the wavelengths that are visible to the human eye (380 to 720 nanometers).
A glazing product with a higher Visible Transmittance delivers more visible light in a space. If designed properly, this can offset electric lighting costs and its associated cooling loads.
A dry silica particulate, Lumira® aerogel is a completely recyclable, lightweight insulation that repels water and retains its properties under compression. Aerogel particles deliver superior thermal insulation and light diffusion. Cradle-to-Cradle certified, Lumira® aerogel is designed to optimize light transmission in daylighting applications.
Lumira® aerogel is produced by the Cabot Corporation at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located near Frankfurt, Germany. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
“Marking the Event’s 25th Anniversary”
Come and Visit AmeriLux International at Booth# 1709!
Meet the A-Team and learn more about AmeriLux’s metal building product offerings: CoverLite® polycarbonate corrugated panel, Agrilite™ PVC corrugated liner panel, TRUSSCORE™ PVC interlocking liner panel, and LEXAPANEL™ polycarbonate standing seam panel.
Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
What: METALCON was developed 25 years ago to promote the metal building market. The metal construction industry’s annual event offers attendees the opportunity to learn about products and solutions, network with other attendees, and participate in educational seminars.