FAÇADES THAT ARE
MORE THAN JUST ACADEMIC
Schools provide an ideal setting for the next generation to learn, develop and be inspired. Children are shaped by their environment, and this is why creating sustainable educational facilities can make all the difference. From thermal performance and acoustics, to lighting and reduced glare, Kawneer’s innovative solutions are proven to advance learning.
A better environment will create a happier child who can prosper and go on to do great things. As a global leader in architectural aluminum solutions, Kawneer has an extensive product portfolio that can protect, improve and enable schools to optimize efficiency.
Kawneer is one of the largest aluminum system suppliers in the world. Education has always been the cornerstone of our business, with our many different systems offering the perfect balance of natural heat and light, durability and uninterrupted views.
Our Sustainability in K-12 Product Portfolio is available.
COST AND IMPACT
Few materials offer the flexibility to create the ambitious design projects that aluminum can. Offering unparalleled natural light and heat, Kawneer systems can supplement HVAC and artificial lighting systems to create sustainable, self-sufficient buildings with a lower total operating cost.
We use 50-70% recycled aluminum content and our products can often last longer than other materials. Combined with design that captures light, heat and wind to reduce energy cost, Kawneer is committed to bringing schools towards a more sustainable future.
WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABILITY,
WE’VE DONE OUR HOMEWORK
Almost 75% of aluminum produced in North America is still in use today and can be fully recycled over and over again in a true closed loop.
Aluminum more than pays for itself, both environmentally and economically. With demand continuing to skyrocket and recycling saving more than 90% energy versus producing new metal, nearly 40% of the North American aluminum supply is now created following this process.
Transparency continues to be important in the materials we specify. That’s why Kawneer North America has taken the initiative to assess the environmental impact of its products. We offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Kawneer Material Transparency Summaries (MTS), as well as DECLARE labels for our most sustainable and popular products.
Our 1600 Wall System®1 and 1600 Wall System®2 Curtain Wall, Versoleil® SunShade Outrigger Systems and Versoleil® Single Blade Systems are Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze. They have also earned a Silver-level Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.