Three new polycarbonate-glazing options are available for healthcare facilities from Exterior Technologies Inc. (EXTECH): Anti-Reflective, Infrared-Blocking and Anti-Graffiti LIGHTWALL 3440 interlocking translucent wall panel systems. Anti-Reflective systems using this UV matte option facilitate a better distribution of light throughout a building’s interior, while reducing reflections and glare. Infrared-Blocking systems reduce solar heat gain, ensure comfortable interior temperatures, protect interior finishes from accelerated fading, reduce demand on the HVAC system and save on electric lighting costs. Lastly, Anti-Graffiti systems help reduce vandalism and scratching. Anti-graffiti glazing is also more resistant to natural weathering and typical chemicals, and is easier to clean.
In addition to enhancing a building’s appearance, the LIGHTWALL 3440 meets demanding performance specifications, including high wind loads, impact resistance, fire rating, air infiltration, water penetration, thermal (0.25 U-Factor) and structural performance. These attributes support energy efficiency and sustainability goals, such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating systems.