“We are honored the NanaWall opening glass wall system was chosen for the winning sustainable hospitality suite in this U.S. Green Building Council design competition,” said Ebrahim Nana, president of NanaWall Systems.
Mill Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2010
NanaWall Systems, Inc. announces the NanaWall® SL60 is featured in the winning design of the first-ever Sustainable Suite Design Competition, a competition for interior designers to showcase the best hospitality design strategies that boast environmental responsibility while enhancing guest experience.
The winning suite was designed by WATG Architects and IDEO and will be on display at the Hospitality Design Expo May 19-21 in Las Vegas. The competition was sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH). Out of 65 design entries, WATG and IDEO took the top award for their suite, called Haptik (a Greek term referring to interactions based on the sense of touch).
The NanaWall is used in thousands of hospitality venues around the world in restaurants, conference areas, hotel suites, lobbies and more, from the Hotel Indigo in San Diego to Hotel Nikko in Guam to Whitetail Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho.
The NanaWall SL60 large opening glass wall was used in the Haptik Sustainable Suite to connect the suite to an outdoor lounge and served to expand the space, provide fresh air and breezes and offer an unobstructed view. Some of the sustainable benefits of the SL60 folding NanaWall system include:
- Providing daylighting, which lowered energy use from artificial lighting
- Improving indoor air quality
- Allowing visual and physical connections to the outside
- Offering plentiful natural ventilation for restful sleep
- Allowing for flexible use of space, which meant one-third less conditioned space for the suite (and lower energy costs)
“NanaWall Systems is honored to be selected to provide the custom opening glass wall system for the winning sustainable hospitality suite by WATG and IDEO,” said Ebrahim Nana, president of NanaWall Systems. “We are committed to helping innovative architects, builders and developers create buildings that feel spacious, connect to the outdoors and reduce heating and cooling costs.”
At the Hospitality Design Expo May 19-21 in Las Vegas, visitors can tour the winning USGBC Sustainable Design Suite, see the NanaWall Energy Star-certified operable glass wall system and meet the Haptik designers. See more NanaWall projects at the NanaWall Systems booth # 2563.
About NanaWall Systems:
NanaWall Systems is the exclusive North American partner of Solarlux, Germany, the world leader in operable glass wall technology. NanaWall Systems’ opening glass walls provide flexible solutions to large architectural openings, from 8 feet to 320 feet and are used in houses, condominiums, restaurants, stadiums, schools and more. Five of the NanaWall Systems are certified for energy-efficiency by Energy Star and the National Fenestration Rating Council. The NanaWall is unrivaled in the industry for exceeding standards for air infiltration, water penetration, structural performance and forced entry. The NanaWall SL72 aluminum folding system is Miami-Dade County approved and can be used in hurricane areas. NanaWall Systems is a member of the U.S. Green Building Association. The aluminum-framed NanaWall uses recyclable aluminum with non-toxic powder-coated finishes. The wood-framed NanaWall can be FSC certified upon request and uses water based finishes. For more information about the NanaWall, visit the award-winning Web site and photo gallery at http://www.nanawall.com.
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