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Kalwall® Achieves Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Certifications

Translucent wall systems and skyroofs® are highly sustainable daylighting options.

Marvel Designs |© Scott Frances/OTTO

As part of Kalwall Corporation’s commitment to sustainability, the company has developed EPDs for its façade and skyroof® (or ‘on-slope’) daylighting systems that have been certified by UL.

The UL certifications signify that Kalwall’s EPDs are in conformance with the stringent type III environmental declarations set by UL Environment and the International Standards Organization.

The Northeast Bronx YMCA features Kalwall wall systems throughout multiple spaces, and is targeted to achieve LEED Gold | Marvel Designs | © Scott Frances/OTTO

Kalwall has been delivering sustainable daylighting solutions to building occupants all over the world since inventing the original translucent sandwich panel in 1955. Kalwall’s mission is to empower both building owners and designers to fulfill their visions and create healthier buildings that balance performance, comfort, beauty and value.

“For us, a commitment to sustainable building isn’t about checking off a single box,” says Sam Keller, principal of Kalwall. “We’re proud to substantiate our long history of sustainable practices with this certification, but it is our mission and core values that make Kalwall a healthy building choice in the past, present and future.”

At Kalwall, we address sustainability by:

  • Daylighting to improve human health + wellness.
  • Implementing energy efficiency and thermal performance measures that reduce a building’s carbon footprint.
  • Providing a durable product that stands up to fire, wind and other natural or man-made threats.
  • Creating a product made from recyclable materials.

Kalwall has been incorporated into the designs of thousands of LEED® certified projects and has also been specified in multiple Passive House, Net Zero Energy buildings and BREEAM® projects.

North End Landing + James North Baptist Church, one of the largest mixed-use projects in Canada designed to Passive House standards | Invizij Architects Inc. | Photo by Tom Ridout

For more information on UL EPD certification, visit ul.com/epd.

View and download Kalwall’s EPDs here (EU versions available).

About Kalwall

Kalwall® is the industry leader for diffuse natural lighting systems and is recognized for its innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable designs. Its rugged and beautiful translucent building products provide a more predictable, better quality of usable natural light, with superior thermal properties and best-in-industry solar heat gain control. Kalwall was founded in 1955, is headquartered in Manchester, N.H. and all products are made in the USA. For more information, visit www.kalwall.com.