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Looking for sustainable/green translucent panel options and frame/mounting system?

Posted by California Dreaming at February 10. 2009

Hello -

I am a designer and I am working on small commercial T.I. that is aiming to be LEED certified. I am wanting to design the interior office partition walls so that they are not drywall but rather a translucent material that will emit light. They need to be floor to ceiling and they are 9' ceilings. My first thought would be a polycarbonate like Thermoclear, etc. over a metal stud wall but unfortunately that's a toxic material. I'm aware of 3-form's Varia line but was wondering if anyone knows of any other options/ideas? I also need to design a way to mount these panels, whether it's metal studs or something  that a manufacturer provides, i.e. frame system. Overall I'm going for a very 'light' feel so the less materials the better. Any help is greatly appreciated. Hopefully these images from Panelite help give an idea...thanks so much.

 
 
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Re: Looking for sustainable/green translucent panel options and frame/mounting system?

Posted by Karl Mead at February 10. 2009

You might look at:

http://www.3-form.com/about-path_to_zero-usgbc_leed.php

 

Hope that helps. 

 

Karl Mead

 

 

Previously California Dreaming wrote:


Hello -


I am a designer and I am working on small commercial T.I. that is aiming to be LEED certified. I am wanting to design the interior office partition walls so that they are not drywall but rather a translucent material that will emit light. They need to be floor to ceiling and they are 9' ceilings. My first thought would be a polycarbonate like Thermoclear, etc. over a metal stud wall but unfortunately that's a toxic material. I'm aware of 3-form's Varia line but was wondering if anyone knows of any other options/ideas? I also need to design a way to mount these panels, whether it's metal studs or something  that a manufacturer provides, i.e. frame system. Overall I'm going for a very 'light' feel so the less materials the better. Any help is greatly appreciated. Hopefully these images from Panelite help give an idea...thanks so much.


 

Re: Looking for sustainable/green translucent panel options and frame/mounting system?

Posted by Maze at February 10. 2009

We used Polygal for a large interior sliding door and mounted the panels to a custom made steel frame. Very simple and much more affordable than 3 Form.  

Polygal Standard Sheets

  • Product is more energy-efficient or water-efficient than similar products
  • Product is more durable or requires less maintenance than similar products
  • Product contains pre-consumer recycled content
  • Product is recyclable or biodegradable after use

Sustainable Sites

   

SS Credit 7.1 - Reduce heat islands, non-roof

   

SS Credit 7.2 - Reduce heat islands, roof

Energy and Atmosphere

   

EA Credit 1 - Optimize energy performance

Materials and Resources

   

MR Credit 4 - Recycled content

Indoor Environmental Quality

   

EQ Credit 7 - Thermal comfort

Product contributes to Green Globes rating system, www.greenglobes.com

 

Energy

Manufacturer can provide sustainability data in ASTM E2129 format.

 
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Re: Looking for sustainable/green translucent panel options and frame/mounting system?

Posted by Maze at February 11. 2009

Sorry about that posting. It was a cut and paste issue!

Re: Looking for sustainable/green translucent panel options and frame/mounting system?

Posted by JPS at August 13. 2009

This is a great product that is an eco-resin panel and it is about 1/3 of the cost of 3-form, located in Orange County

http://www.chrysalishd.com/

 

 

 
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