Kawneer’s SunShade for storefronts
SunShade provides easy-to-Install option for storefront framing systems.
Kawneer's SunShade for storefronts
To address the growing demand for sunshade applications
for storefronts, Kawneer Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of
architectural aluminum building products and systems for commercial
construction, recently introduced its Trifab SunShade.
Oct. 27, 2009 – To address the growing demand for sunshade applications for storefronts, Kawneer Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products and systems for commercial construction, today introduced its Trifab® SunShade.
As an easy-to-install option for the company’s Trifab® 451 and Trifab® 451T Storefront framing systems, Trifab® SunShade combines energy conservation and aesthetics to enhance the beauty and sustainability of a building’s façade.
Traditionally, sunshades were most often seen attached to curtain walls. As the use of sunshades on building façades has moved down the building, Kawneer’s Trifab® SunShade adds additional appeal to storefronts. By utilizing pre-engineered outriggers, louvers and fascia, designers can mix and match components to maintain consistency between the curtain wall and storefront areas of the overall building façade when sunshades are desired.
Trifab® SunShade is pre-engineered and easily assembled using screw spline joinery, then attached to a channel that is bolted to the Trifab® vertical mullion. The result: a 30-inch projection that provides generous shade to buildings of all sizes. Trifab® SunShade provides considerable savings in fabrication and attachment time, meeting a range of budget and scheduling requirements.
From its dedication to developing products and systems that support the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and promote integrated, whole-building design practices, to its thermal and sun control lines, Kawneer is committed to leading the industry in the “green” segment. Trifab® SunShade reduces solar heat gain on the glazing, which lowers cooling costs – a benefit acknowledged by the International Energy Conservation Code. The reduction is measured by the projection factor, a function of the horizontal projection and height of the window, which takes into account shading effect, thereby reducing the dependence on glass coatings alone to manage solar heat gain. LEED credits are given for connecting the indoors and outdoors through the introduction of daylight views into occupied areas of the building. Trifab® SunShade can help in achieving maximum daylighting while minimizing direct sunlight penetration and solar heat gain.
Trifab SunShade® can accommodate different color options with anodized and fluoropolymer painted finishes in a variety of colors. Solvent-free powder coatings add another green element to the Trifab® SunShade with high performance, durability and scratch resistance that meet the standards of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2604.
For additional information on the Trifab® SunShade, Kawneer’s range of Storefront systems, or to learn more about Kawneer, please visit www.kawneer.com