Sun shades reduce solar heat gain to help maximize energy savings and reduce glare. These include single-blade systems for horizontal and vertical applications and mix-and-match outrigger-style systems.
Kawneer’s unitized curtain wall system offers many of the performance benefits and high efficiency ratings of a traditional curtain wall, but in a modular format that maximizes construction efficiencies.
For designs with large expanses of glass, insulating double- and triple-pane glass for windows and curtain walls increasingly offer higher performance while preserving aesthetic vision and views.
An aluminum framing system offers access to endless finish options. Products employing a polyamide thermal break, or whose profiles include a snap cover, have additional flexibility to differ finish between the interior and exterior of the building.
Floor-to-floor glass can be supported by a curtain wall system or slab-to-slab window wall systems.
Kawneer’s 1600 Wall System 1 and 2 feature concealed fastener joinery for a smooth, monolithic appearance; fillers produce uninterrupted seam lines by snapping onto optional open-back mullions.
Studies show that natural light in office spaces increases productivity and work-related performance, while access to outside views can have stress-reducing effects. In multifamily, buyers and renters are seeking open floor plans, daylight infiltration, and indoor-outdoor connections.
Fresh air enters the building through operable doors and windows. Seamless integration of window walls and sliding glass doors allows for large expanses of glass and ample daylight, while a vent and frame design in a window wall prevents air infiltration and water penetration.
Create façades that can be easily accessed by all. One of the most common accessibility features is the ability to operate façade vents (typically projected vents). Accessible terrace doors should also incorporate various bottom rail options.
Improved acoustical performance can be achieved though combinations of glass infill make-up, including acoustical interlayers for laminated glass, and air-tight façade products or the addition of dual-skinned façades such as double-skin curtain walls made from Kawneer 1600UT System1 and 1600 Wall System1 Curtain Wall with acoustical glazing.