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The “Greenest” School in the Granite State

 

Designed to be a high performance school, Idlehurst Elementary School in Somersworth, New Hampshire incorporates many energy-saving features including a daylight-harvesting system from Kalwall® Corporation. The classroom wings are all oriented so that all classrooms are flooded with natural light, thus reducing costs and increasing student comfort. The gymnasium doubles as a community-wide resource and features energy efficient Kalwall natural daylighting. Ed Murdough, Administrator with the New Hampshire Department of Education calls Idlehurst Elementary School the “Greenest” school in the Granite State.

Kalwall is the most highly insulating, diffuse light-transmitting, structural composite technology in the world. The company has perfected a unique composite fenestration sandwich panel that combines controlled, usable, natural daylight with the ultimate in energy efficiency. Lightweight, shatterproof, and rapidly installed, Kalwall has unrivaled structural integrity. Kalwall can be all or part of the walls or roof of any building or be an entire freestanding structure. Typical configurations and systems include Wall/Window Systems, Skylights, Clearspan™ Skylights/Skyroof®, Walkways/Canopies, Window Replacements, and Complete Structures. Kalwall is NOT a plastic, polycarbonate or glass. It is far superior in integrity, performance and value to products that superficially may appear similar. Kalwall's primary element is a structural composite sandwich panel formed by permanently bonding, under heat and pressure, specially formulated, fiberglass-reinforced translucent faces to a grid core constructed of interlocked, structural aluminum/composite, thermally broken "I" beams. The panels can be curved or flat, 2-3/4 inches (70mm) or 4 inches (100 mm) thick. The David Geffen Foundation Building, Beverly Hills, CA Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects Tom Bonner Photography Kalwall dates back to 1955 to the invention of the translucent, true sandwich panel by inventor and company founder Robert Keller. No other company in the world has dedicated more years, resources, creativity and innovation into the science and art of daylighting. Kalwall provides building designers and owners with the most advanced technologies in the world to fulfill their own visions of creating better buildings.

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