September 15, 2009 — YKK AP America, the leader in manufacturing high quality architectural products, today announced enerGfacade™, its new family of energy-efficient products, as part of the YKK Group’s 50 year anniversary in the architectural products business.The family includes several products, such as Luminance™, ThermaShadeTM and YOW350T. These flagship products are currently available on the market, and new products will be added soon, they have now been grouped as a family to better communicate their value as energy-efficient products. With this launch, YKK AP continues its longstanding commitment of being environmentally responsible.
“Sustainability is – and always has been – a core philosophy for us. YKK President Tadahiro Yoshida first wrote the Environmental Charter in 1994. Since then YKK AP has continued that commitment through environmentally responsible facilities, and has bettered its performance, producing the most energy-efficient, high quality and value-rich architectural products. As we celebrate 50 years in the architectural products business, we continue to honor that pledge with the launch of enerGfacade,” said Oliver Stepe, senior vice president of YKK AP America.
The enerGfacade family includes several products, including Luminance, ThermaShade and YOW350T. Recognized as a Top 100 Product in June 2009 by Buildings Magazine, the Luminance light shelf system substantially improves interior daylight with highly reflective melamine surfaces which diffuse light deeper into the interior. A unique assembly process includes a 90 degree tilt-down panel feature allowing for the easy maintenance of the light reflecting surface and the glazing above it. When combined with YKK AP’s C2C certified award-winning ThermaShade™ sunshades, Luminance gives architects a complete sun control solution, providing opportunities to earn LEED certification credits.
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