Tubelite’s LEED Professionals Share Sustainable Design Knowledge

As members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Tubelite Inc. supports building projects that are designed and constructed to meet LEED® Rating Systems’ criteria. Exemplifying the company’s commitment to sustainable design, Tom Minnon, eastern regional sales manager, and Brian Tobias, estimator, are LEED Accredited Professionals. Gerard Schoeb, a structural and applications engineer, is a LEED Green Associate.

They share their knowledge of green building products and practices through presentations and articles, such as with the USGBC, Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal, Metal Architecture, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

Tubelite provides storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight control systems to commercial building teams. These products can contribute to projects pursuing certification through the LEED Rating Systems in the areas of daylighting and views, thermal comfort and energy efficiency, low-emitting materials and recycled content. The aluminum used to produce these products can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes.

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aLuminate Light Shelves Accentuate Daylighting Designs

Tubelite Inc. offerss aLuminate™ light shelves, supporting U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems’ criteria for daylighting and views, thermal comfort, optimized energy performance and recycled content. aLuminate‘s reflector extrusions feature a wave-type pattern that diffuses sunlight and projects it deep into the room. Increasing the reach of natural light into an interior space helps reduce the energy demands associated with artificial lighting.

aLuminate light shelves are designed for use with Tubelite’s curtainwall and storefront systems. aLuminate light shelves also are compatible with many other manufacturers’ aluminum framing systems, during new construction or as a retrofit application.

The light shelves are available in 18-, 24-, 30- and 36-inch in-rigger projection depths with horizontal spans up to 60 inches. “They are easy-to-install thanks to a unique, in-rigger bracket that fastens at the interior vertical framing member, and snap-fits with the light-weight reflector blades,” says Mary Olivier, Tubelite’s marketing manager. “The bracket system and the light-weight material also makes it easy to remove individual sections for glass cleaning or future renovations.”

The aluminum used to produce light shelves can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. All of Tubelite’s architectural products’ painted finishes are applied in an environmentally effective manner to control 100% of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOC-free and ultra low-VOC finishing options also are available

Typically, light shelves’ upward facing surfaces are painted bright white for maximum reflectivity and diffusion of sunlight. aLuminate light shelves also may be finished to match, or to accent, adjacent framing materials and décor. If desired, the reflector extrusions’ top and bottom surfaces can be finished in different colors.

To learn more about aLuminate light shelves by Tubelite and other environmentally responsible, energy-saving, finished products, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com.

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ForceFront Storm Hurricane-Resistant Systems

Providing optimal strength and performance for low- and mid-rise buildings, Tubelite Inc. ForceFront™ Storm hurricane resistant storefront and curtainwall systems are designed for compliance with High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Windzone 3 and Miami Dade – Large Missile Impact Level D (ASTM E1886/E1996 – TAS 201).

Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm products’ design allows for dry glazing to be done on the job site. The aluminum used to produce these storefront and curtainwall systems can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes.

The majority of Tubelite’s standard product lines also have received
Florida Product Approval.

 

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Tubelite names Charlie Hall as client development manager for Virginia

Tubelite, Inc. has named Charlie Hall as client development manager in Virginia working with G. Bowie and Associates. As part of the manufacturer’s representative team, he will provide Tubelite’s glazing contractors and architectural clients with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems.

Hall says that he is particularly impressed with Tubelite’s ForceFront™ Storm and Blast products: “For much of Virginia, hurricane impact products are required by code to protect occupants against the extreme coastal conditions. For many government projects in the area, blast mitigating systems are essential. There also are many opportunities in the area to help healthcare facilities, universities and schools that need products with protective performance, low-maintenance durability and long-lasting, reliable operation.”

Prior to joining G. Bowie & Associates in 2011, Hall worked in construction and property mortgage financing. Earlier in his career, he was a television news journalist and videographer, as well as a marketing representative for various NASCAR sponsor displays. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from East Tennessee State University.

G. Bowie & Associates draws from more than 30 years of experience in commercial building products and services, working closely with architects, glazing contractors and consultants throughout the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the company acts as knowledgeable, educational and technical resources on building enclosure products serving Tubelite’s clients in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and now Virginia.

Further supporting its clients, Tubelite is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Construction Specification Institute (CSI), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), and an approved continuing education provider through the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

To contact Charlie Hall and to learn more about Tubelite’s products, please click here.

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ALA Product Show, Oct. 16

On Oct. 16, Tubelite will be at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Architecture Conference and Product Show held at the Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Aaron Zorn will present “Energy Efficient Windows” a 90-minute CES offering 1.5 LUs.

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