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The World's Most Powerful Translucent Daylighting System
Kalwall+ Lumira® Aerogel Provides Superior Insulation
and Museum-Quality Daylight Transmission









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Eielson

Baker Field House Fitness & Sports Center
Eielson AFB Alaska
Ken Graham Photography
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Diffused natural daylight changes the ambience of interiors and has been proven to have a positive influence on personal well being, working and learning.

Kalwall is a unique translucent wall cladding and roofing system for diffusing sunlight and transmitting it internally as Museum-quality Daylighting, without shadows, glare or hotspots and without the need for external solar control or internal blinds and curtains.

Kalwall+ Lumira aerogel (formerly called Nanogel) enables architects and designers to achieve insulating values that are equivalent to a solid wall while using large areas of translucent cladding or roofing.

Kalwall+ Lumira aerogel achieves a thermal insulation value of U = 0.05 Btu/hr/ft2/°F, or 0.3 W/m2K. This is equivalent to a solid wall and four times greater than insulating glass units.
Wainwright

Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Fort Wainwright, AK
RIM Architects; Ken Graham Photography


Crocker

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
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Johnson County

Johnson County Healthcare Center
Buffalo, WY
Architect: CTA Architects Engineering
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The benefits of using Lumira aerogel within Kalwall systems include:
  • Diffuse Museum-quality Daylighting
  • Eliminate harsh lighting contrasts
  • Increase thermal insulation
  • Improve sound insulation
  • Minimize solar heat gain
  • Reduce energy costs for air conditioning, heating and artificial lighting
  • Resist condensation to prohibit growth of mold and mildew
  • Gain LEED® points
Greenlief

Greenlief Armed Forces Reserve Center
Hastings, NE
Architect: RDG Planning & Design
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Highcrest

Highcrest Community School, High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire, UK
Architect: Jacobs


Technical Characteristics

Kalwall+ Lumira aerogel is the most highly insulating, diffuse-light-transmitting system available. Translucent structural composite sandwich panels are formed by permanently bonding specially formulated fiberglass-reinforced translucent faces to a grid core constructed of interlocked, structural aluminum composite I-beams. When filled with aerogel, Kalwall panels combine exceptionally high insulation with effective light diffusion.


R-20 insulation with up to
20% light transmission!

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Kalwall panels are factory prefabricated and customized to fit the exact size and configuration required for each individual project. Opening or fixed glazed windows can be incorporated into the panels. Kalwall's Clamp-tite aluminum closure systems for installation complete the kit.


Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton
Manchester, NH


Kalwall+ Lumira aerogel panel dimensions (maximum):
• 4 feet x 12 feet x 2 ¾ inches (1.2 m x 3.6 m x 70 mm)
• 5 feet x 10 feet x 2 ¾ inches (1.5 m x 3.0 m x 70 mm)

Kalwall+ Lumira aerogel Thermal Insulation* and Light Transmission* of 2 ¾ inch (70 mm)-thick panels:
• R-value: 20 (U = 0.05 Btu/hr/ft2/°F, or 0.3 W/m2K)
• Light transmission: from 12% to 20%
• Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: from 0.12 to 0.22
• Acoustic Insulation: 35 STC
*Due to ongoing product development, subject to change without notice.

From McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry


"Aerogel is an excellent technical nutrient which provides an elegant solution to the problem of thermal and sound insulation. The finished product is consistent with our MBDC Cradle to Cradle Design philosophy."

Kilgore

Kilgore Architectural Products, Inc.
Spokane, WA





Roosevelt

Roosevelt Elementary School, Elkhart, IN
Architect: Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
Photo: Bill Lempke
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Lumira aerogel, the world's lightest and best insulating, solid material, is helping architects and building owners to enhance daylighting designs and meet new, stricter energy and building code requirements.

  • Increases light diffusion…
    eliminates glare, allows soft, even, deep light dispersion

  • Improves acoustic performance…
    minimizes unwanted noise

  • Reduces energy consumption…
    exceptional thermal performance delivers an American R-value equal to R-8 per inch and a European U-value equal to 0.7 per 25 mm thickness

  • UV stable…
    maintains performance over time

  • Resists moisture…
    prohibits growth of mold, mildew and fungus

  • Noncombustible…


Daylighting Analysis

Kalwall will assist in selecting appropriate light transmission using a proprietary daylight modeling service.

www.daylightmodeling.com
Roosevelt

Roosevelt Elementary School, Elkhart, IN
Architect: Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
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Bozeman

Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman, MT
Architect: Overland Partners & StudioFORMA
Photo: George Baskin
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Union

Union Banks, Missouri
Architect: RM Architecture
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Hemsworth

Hemsworth Managed Offices
Hemsworth, Yorkshire, UK
Architect: Atkins Architects; Photo: David Jewel
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Ahern

J.F. Ahern Company, Fond du Lac, WI
Architect: P.T.D. Architects; Photo: Bob Freund
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Residence

Residence, Sandpoint, ID
Architect: Jon Saylor; Photo: Advance Image


UVSC

Utah Valley State College,
Science Building
Orem, UT




Prairieville

U.S. Post Office, Prairieville, LA
Architect/Engineer: Wharry Engineering
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Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Zoo
Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country, Milwaukee, WI
Photo: Bill Lempke
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Bearwood

Bearwood Road Apartments, Smethwick, Birmingham, UK
Architect: BM3 Architecture


Jersey Hospital

Jersey General Hospital
St. Helier, Channel Islands
Architect: BDK Architects, Jersey


Jersey Hospital

Jersey General Hospital
St. Helier, Channel Islands
Architect: BDK Architects, Jersey


Lejeune

U.S. Joint Maritime Operations and Training
Facilities, Camp Lejeune, NC
Architect: Studio South Architects, PLLC


Roosevelt

Roosevelt Elementary School, Elkhart, IN
Architect: Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
Photo: Bill Lempke
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Yale

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Architect: Kieran Timberlake Associates, LLC
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Highcrest

Highcrest Community School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Architect: Jacobs


Guard

Department of Military Affairs
State of Wisconsin




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dot  Kalwall+ Aerogel a Sustainable Investment for Banks
dot  Kalwall+ Aerogel Shapes Art and Efficiency at Yale Sculpture Gallery
dot  School Balancing Energy Efficiency with Daylighting Turns to Kalwall+ Aerogel
dot  Kalwall Skylight That Survived Hurricanes Upgraded with Aerogel
dot  Bozeman, Montana, Public Library Achieves LEED Silver Status with Help from Kalwall+ Aerogel
  
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