Canton Township-based Duo-Gard Industries Inc. said Tuesday that it is participating in displaying Lumenhaus, a zero-energy home created at Virginia Tech, at Greenbuild 2010, a green building trade show in Chicago under way Nov. 16-18.

Lumenhaus, the entry of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) at the European Solar Decathlon, is completely powered by the sun.

Duo-Gard contributed its energy-efficient vertical glazing system to the home, which will be located in Millennium Park for the show.

“Lumenhaus is a truly sustainable architectural structure that pushes the limits of design, technology and innovation,” said David Miller, president of Duo-Gard. “What Virginia Tech has accomplished with this home is remarkable. To have our energy-efficient, vertical glazing building solutions incorporated is a prestigious honor, and we look forward to assisting in the showcase of Lumenhaus during this year’s Greenbuild.”

Lumenhaus uses an optimal building design and leverages the most advanced technologies to maximize user comfort and environmental protection. By incorporating Duo-Gard’s vertical glazing system, specifically its Series 3000 BPC 40mm tongue and grove system filled with Nanogel, Lumenhaus obtains a U-value of .1 and light transmittance of 33 percent. Additionally, Duo-Gard’s lightweight, easy to install solution is 100 percent recyclable.

Duo-Gard offers high-performance translucent daylighting systems and architectural illumination, as well as custom canopies, shelters and outdoor structures. For more than 25 years, Duo-Gard has advanced translucent technology with design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom architectural products that enhance sustainability.

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