Duo-Gard Selects Director of Sustainable Technologies: Canton Township-based Duo-Gard Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of Tim Metcalfe as Director of Sustainable Technologies. In this newly created position, Metcalfe will lead the company’s progress into total building modeling, including daylight modeling. The company said it will also announce a new series of services in the near future. Duo-Gard president David Miller said Duo-Gard will explore the cause-and-effect relationships that impact sustainable building technologies and overall building strategies in all climates and site conditions. This involves integrating combinations of technologies that impact total building performance. Metcalfe said he plans to work closely with the sales and engineering staff to coach them on selling technology through information, which he views as a delicate balance. He’ll travel as needed to meet with architects and designers. He’ll also continue to nurture relationships with Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McGill University in Montreal, Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Metcalfe joins Duo-Gard following five years with Kalwall, a leading manufacturer of translucent fiber-reinforced systems, where he was a daylighting analyst and interface between sales and engineering. He led Kalwall’s daylight modeling program and was liaison to the educational community. He holds an engineering degree from State University of New York and is working on a management degree at Empire State College. He presented “Using Simulation to Optimize Daylighting Design” at the 2009 International Radiance and HDR Scientific Conference at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He’s a founding member of the Boston Chapter of IBPSA – International Building Performance Simulation Association. Duo-Gard produces high-performance translucent daylighting systems and architectural illumination, as well as custom canopies, shelters and outdoor structures. More at www.duo-gard.com.
NextEnergy Brings On New Market Services with Return of Dan Radomski: NextEnergy, a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate advanced-energy technologies through collaboration, Tuesday announced Daniel Radomski has returned to the company as vice president of new market services. Radomski’s key responsibilities will be to oversee the development, delivery, and generation of NextEnergy’s value-chain analysis and business-growth services to suppliers, ventures, and OEMs operating in relevant advance-energy sectors in the state of Michigan. Prior to this move, Radomski was owner of Kinetik Partners, a premier clean energy market strategy and technology commercialization firm with offices in Detroit and Barcelona, Spain. Before this, he was a key player at NextEnergy, working in value-chain mapping and economic development strategy. He had significant impact diversifying Michigan business into renewable-energy markets, as well as attracting new companies to Michigan in these industries. Founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NextEnergy is headquartered in Detroit’s Alternative Energy Renaissance Zone and serves to accelerate energy security, economic competitiveness and environmental responsibility through the growth of advanced-energy technologies, businesses and industries.