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Kawneer And Traco To Feature New High Performing And Ultra Thermal Products During Greenbuild 2011


Kawneer Company, Inc., an Alcoa business and the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry, and its Traco division are returning
to the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto, Canada with a wide range of innovative, highperformance systems and solutions along with several new products. The company’s exhibit (Booth # 625N) will feature its comprehensive, sustainable fenestration offering, which includes ultra thermal curtain walls, storefront framing systems and entrances along with sun shading and window selections from Traco as well as a new, high performing thermal window. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference dedicated to green building innovation and this year marks the first time it will be hosted outside the United States.

This year, Kawneer and Traco are joining thousands of exhibitors and attendees to explore what’s NEXT for green building and design. Underscoring its long-standing commitment to sustainability, Kawneer and Traco will feature environmentally responsible products developed to address design and market challenges, many of which go beyond current code requirements and deliver to requirements that are yet to come. The companies’ commitment to energy efficiency and thermal performance has brought about the introduction of several products that provide value in the form of greater design flexibility and opportunity. Highlights of the exhibit include, but are not limited to:

  • A curtain wall display incorporating Kawneer’s 1600UT (Ultra Thermal) System™1 curtain wall with its Versoleil™ SunShade Single Blade System as well as its proven InLighten® Light Shelf. Additional Versoleil™ SunShade enhancements will also be introduced during the Expo.

  • AA®3350 IsoPort® Horizontal Sliding Window from Kawneer – a high-performing thermal window offering building occupants exceptional views with enhanced performance.

  • Kawneer’s AA®250 and AA®425 Thermal Entrance Doors offer a new kind of thermal roadblock that provide fresh solutions for the industry’s increasing thermal requirements.

  • The versatile Trifab® 451UT (Ultra Thermal) Framing system, which enhances the sustainability of commercial or institutional building façade. This façade display will also incorporate Kawneer’s Trifab® Sunshade.

  • The NX-3000 Series Projecting windows from Traco, a premier manufacturer of windows for more than 65 years. NX-3000 Series Projecting windows are enhanced with Traco NEXGEN Technology™ that will help meet the growing demand for energy efficiency, green building and LEED® certification.

  • Traco’s NX-3700 Tilt Turn window, which offers increased thermal performance, unparalled daylighting and views and indirect ventilation using tilt operation.

    Additionally, Kawneer experts will be available to demonstrate its new Solector™ Sun Shading Estimator Tool, a user-friendly tool that offers architects an easy way to optimize shading performance early in the design phase, calculating the potential shading performance of the company’s Versoleil™ SunShades has never been easier.

    Kawneer is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®) and offers a wide selection of productsand systems that can help contribute Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification points. Visitors to the booth will also have the opportunity to obtain more information about the company’sLEED® Planning Tool, developed to provide architects with the most current information and product recommendations.

    Another key element of Kawneer’s Greenbuild appearance is the exhibit itself. Designed to further demonstrate the company’s commitment to sustainability, the exhibit uses sustainable principles, products and materials including aluminum, one of the earth’s most plentiful recyclables, as well as seagrass carpet, bamboo cabinets and energy efficient lighting. Experts from Kawneer and Traco will be available throughout the show to answer questions and provide technical information. To learn more about Kawneer’s focus on sustainability visit or For information about Traco, visit

    About Kawneer

    With more than 100 years of innovation and experience, Kawneer North America is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit. Alcoa BCS manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Alcoa is the world’s leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. For more information on Kawneer or its products, please visit

    About Traco

    Traco has been a leading manufacturer of windows for more than 65 years. Its range of commercial rated, thermal, blast and impact resistant windows are ideal for both renovation and new construction projects. Located in Cranberry Township. PA, Traco is a division of Kawneer – the strongest brand in the architectural aluminum market – and a component of Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit. To learn more about Traco visit

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