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Leading  full-­‐service  provider  of  metal  fabrics  for  architectural  solu7ons  


Who is GKD Metal Fabrics?


What Do We Weave?


Projects  


UCSF

SUNSHADING

San  Francisco,  CA  

 


Education City

SUNSHADING

Doha,  Qatar  

 


European Court of Justice

SUNSHADING

Luxemburg  City,  Luxemburg  

 


Okatech – Public Library

SUNSHADING

Des  Moines,  IA  

 


Benefits  


Benefits – Stainless Steel


Benefits - Flexible


Benefits – Minimized Sub-Structure


Benefits – Attachments


Benefits – Solar Management

Lake  Nona,  FL  

 


Sunshading Benefits – Reduced Cooling Loads


Benefits - Daylighting

UF  Research  Center-­‐  Lake  Nona,  FL  

 


Focus:  Sun  Shading   How  does  it  work?  


How does it work?

Incidence  Angle  =  51  Degrees  

Incidence  Angle  =  20  Degrees  

 

 


How does it work?


Solar Properties

0-30 DEGREES = 8% IMPROVEMENT 30-60 DEGREES = 40% IMPROVEMENT


Solar  Proper7es  


Solar Properties -Transmittance -Reflectance -Visible Light -Solar Energy -SHGC -Incidence Angle -0 degrees -30 degrees -60 degrees


Defining Design Requirements We  work  with  the  architect  to  meet  or  exceed  the  minimum   requirements  to  achieve  the  desired  solar  heat  gain  coefficient.  

Courtesy  of  ASHRAE  

 


Sunshading  Meshes  


Solar Metal Fabrics – Omega 1510


Solar Metal Fabrics – Lago


Solar Metal Fabrics – Escale 5x1


Solar Metal Fabrics – Helix 24


Case  Studies  


EMU- Ypsilanti, MI - Case Study

YpsilanA,  MI  

 


EMU- Ypsilanti, MI - Case Study    SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   82  DEGREES  

   UN-­‐SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   94  DEGREES  

EXTERIOR   AIR  TEMP  75   DEGREES  


GKD-USA Project - Cambridge, MD- Case Study


GKD-USA Project - Cambridge, MD- Case Study EXTERIOR   AIR  TEMP  87   DEGREES  

   UN-­‐SHADED   WALL  109   DEGREES  

   SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   98  DEGREES  


GKD-USA Project - Cambridge, MD- Case Study INTERIOR  AIR   TEMP  81   DEGREES  

   SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   MULLION  89   DEGREES  

   UN-­‐SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   MULLION  98   DEGREES  


Cal Iso Project - Folsom, CA - Case Study


Cal Iso Project - Folsom, CA - Case Study EXTERIOR   AIR  TEMP  90   DEGREES  

   UN-­‐SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   121  DEGREES      SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   100  DEGREES  


Cal Iso Project - Folsom, CA - Case Study    UN-­‐SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL     MULLION   97  DEGREES  

   SHADED   CURTAIN  WALL   MULLION   82  DEGREES  


Cal Iso Project - Folsom, CA - Case Study INTERIOR  AIR   TEMP  71   DEGREES  

   UN-­‐SHADED   FLOOR   86  DEGREES  

   SHADED   FLOOR   77  DEGREES  


Benefits -Stainless Steel -Flexible -Minimized Sub-Structure -Unlimited Attachments -Solar Management -LEED


Stop  by  the  GKD  Exhibit   to  learn  more  


www.GKDmetalfabrics.com  


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