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    Aerogel Insulation

    Spaceloft® insulation from Aspen Aerogels is a flexible, nanoporous blanket insulation that combines a silica aerogel with reinforcing fibers. It offers extremely low thermal conductivity, with R-values of up to 10.0 per inch. The insulation is hydrophobic yet breathable, and is suitable for use in interior and exterior walls, floors, and roofs. The leading application is the internal retrofit of solid masonry walls in older buildings. The insulation can be applied directly to existing walls and covered with standard drywall. Also available laminated to drywall gypsum board. Available in thicknesses of 0.2 and 0.4 inches (5 and 10 millimeters).


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    School and Sports Seating

    The Core™ chair from American Seating is designed for classrooms, auditoriums, and indoor sports and entertainment venues. Available in floor-mount or riser-mount applications, the chair comes in six widths and two heights. The copolymer seat, back, and arm covers are durable and easy to clean, and the gravity-lift seat uses a counterbalance weight to return to the upright position. The plastic backs, seat bottoms, and back covers come in black, dark neutral, and iron ore colors. Upgrade options include solid wood arm caps and plywood veneer back panels. More than 50% post-consumer recycled materials by weight, exceeding LEED MR 4 requirements. Recyclable.


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    Green Roof for Steep Slopes

    American Hydrotech, Inc. offers the Garden Roof® Assembly for extensive and intensive green roofs. An extensive green roof can be installed on flat or steeply sloped roofs, with pitches up to 12:12 (45 degrees), using special engineering to accommodate shear forces and ensure soil retention. Pitches greater than 3:12 require the GardNet® soil confinement system (pictured), made of polyethylene strips connected by offset ultrasonic-welded seams. Its ability to conform to irregular surfaces also makes it well-suited for undulating and complex roofs. This component can be stacked for greater soil depth. Vegetation options include plugs with GardMat® or InstaGreen® sedum carpet.



    Taliesin Cabinet Hardware

    Reveal Designs® introduces the Taliesin Design™ collection of cabinet hardware, designed by the students and faculty of Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The Series 632 rectangular pull (pictured) features an elegant dovetail joint where the materials meet, and can be installed either vertically or horizontally. The pull is finished in anodized aluminum with a choice of beech, walnut, oil-rubbed bronze, or darker sandblasted aluminum for the grip. Available in three lengths: 1.25, 3.75, or 7 inches (3.18, 9.53, or 17.78 centimeters). Custom woods, metals, finishes, and sizes available upon request. Can be manufactured to LEED certification standards. Handcrafted in the United States.


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    Wood-Toned Aluminum Panels

    Móz Designs offers MetalWoodz, a collection of wood-toned solid-core aluminum panels for use in surface-laminate or rigid-panel applications. The customized rigid architectural products include column covers, wall panels, elevator interiors, ceilings, canopies, and room dividers. The decorative laminate sheets are offered in panel sizes of 48 by 96 inches or 48 by 120 inches (122 by 244 or 122 by 305 centimeters); the standard thickness is 0.040 inches (0.102 centimeters). Available in four wood colors: Honduran Mahogany, Brazilian Cherry, European Beech, and English Walnut. Option of gloss or satin finish and choice of hand-etched pattern. Made of 85% post-industrial recycled aluminum.



    Copper Surfaces for Interior Design

    The KME Design Collection is a colorful suite of copper and copper-alloy surfaces suitable for interior cladding and finished objects. The collection includes mesh and flat mesh sheets; woven, perforated, and embossed surfaces; and a variety of surface treatments, including matt, burnished, scratched, and brushed. Available in natural copper color, green patinated copper, and dark-brown oxidized copper, as well as bronze (copper-tin alloy), bright gold (copper-aluminum alloy), and bright gray (tinned copper). The perforated and embossed surfaces are offered in a range of patterns. From the copper manufacturing group KME, based in Florence, Italy.


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