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Daylighting Benefits of Pilkington Profilit™ and Lumira® aerogel

Located in Seattle, Washington’s Freemont District, Building 115 is multi-faceted structure combining a home, an office, a workspace, and a retail environment into one artistic yet functional mixed-use building. Building 115 was developed by builder/owner Dave Boone of dBoone Construction and designed by Graham Baba Architects of Seattle.

The challenge with Building 115 was to find a structurally stable, yet aesthetic material that would allow as much light in as possible during the day and also act as a lantern at night – balancing transparency with privacy. The solution was Technical Glass Products’ (Snoqualmie, WA) Pilkington Profilit™ channel glass system, insulated with Lumira® aerogel-filled, multiwall polycarbonate panels. Approximately 550 square feet of Opal Lumira® aerogel was incorporated between the channels to diffuse natural light, provide thermal insulation and reduce noise from the adjacent busy street.

According to Ron Madeley, TGP Project Manager, “The Building 115 project was unusual as it consisted of some challenging intersections and materials integration both into and behind the channel glass wall that had never all come together in a single project before. With glass corners, integral vision lights, and stepped transitions spanning floors in the building – the layout had to be perfect.”

The partnership of Graham Baba Architects, dBoone Construction and TGP resulted in an award-winning modern design. A design that brings attention to all of the daylighting benefits of Pilkington Profilit™ and Lumira® aerogel from enhanced energy performance, improved quality of light, sound dampening, and design flexibility.

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If you would like more information on the benefits of using Lumira® aerogel-filled panels in your next project, please call AmeriLux International at 800-602-4441 or email