SolarWall® Information for Architects & Engineers
SolarWall® air heating systems help facilitate any level of LEED® certification by generating up to 10 LEED® points. The SolarWall technology is very architecturally versatile and can be styled, shaped, and designed in a variety of colors to augment the building envelope & generate on-site energy. SolarWall systems have been used on architectural projects around the world with a consistent track record of successful results and eye-catching designs; some are seamlessly integrated into the building envelope and others are curved or angled to achieve a desired appearance.
Energy & Atmosphere
Indoor Environmental Quality
This LEED point is awarded when a building brings in 30% more ventilation air than is suggested by ASHRAE. Since the SolarWall technology heats ventilation air, the system can easily be sized to deliver and heat this increased volume of air. This results in improved indoor air quality without a corresponding increase in heating costs.
Featured LEED® Projects
Level: LEED® Platinum
ASHRAE 2013 Technology Award Winning Project
AIA Top 10 Green Project 2012
Level: LEED® Gold
Level: LEED® Silver
To take the AIA-SD (American Institute of Architects - Sustainable Design) / USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) continuing education course on SolarWall, please visit the AEC Daily site to learn about Solar Air Heating Systems: Renewable Energy Solutions.
Download Technical SolarWall Specifications:
|10-Part CSI Formatted Spec|
|10 Part Spec SW150/SW200 Profile (North America)||type: pdf | size: 957 kB|
|10 Part Spec SW400/SW450 Profile (Europe)||type: pdf | size: 679 kB|
|3-Part CSI Formatted Spec|
|3 Part Spec SW150/SW200 Profile DOC (North America)||type: doc | size: 165 kB|
|3 Part Spec SW150/SW200 Profile PDF (North America)||type: pdf | size: 76 kB|
|Color Charts and Profile Specifications|
|Color Chart SW400/SW450 (Europe)||type: pdf | size: 903 kB|
|Color Chart SW150/SW150R (North America)||type: pdf | size: 384 kB|
|Color Chart SW200 (North America)||type: pdf | size: 391 kB|
|Profle Spec SW150R (North America)||type: pdf | size: 2 MB|
|Profle Spec SW150 (North America)||type: pdf | size: 2 MB|
|Profle Spec SW150G - Glazing (North America)||type: pdf | size: 684 kB|
|Profle Spec SW200 (North America)||type: pdf | size: 844 kB|
|Profle Spec SW200G - Glazing (North America)||type: pdf | size: 456 kB|
|SolarWall Fans (Europe)||type: pdf | size: 1 MB|
|SolarWall and LEED® (Leaflet)||type: pdf | size: 1 MB|
What Architects and Engineers have to say about SolarWall®
To understand why the SolarWall technology is well regarded in the architectural and engineering community, various architects and engineers elaborate below on their experiences with this particular technology, and how they regard it from the perspective of energy savings, the LEED process, indoor air quality and overall ease of integration into the design of the building.
"Improving air quality and comfort without increasing space heating costs was a real challenge, especially in our climate, but the SolarWall system did just that. And besides routine care such as oiling the fans, the system is practically maintenance free…..cold spots and drafts were eliminated and the fresh air situation greatly improved. Workers are happy with good air quality and even air temperatures"
-Alois First, Plant Engineer; BOEING
SolarWall project at Toronto’s International Airport combines the best of functionality & form; winning numerous awards and being featured on TV & in major corporate ad campaigns.
"We specified SolarWall for the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute after speaking with the representatives of the firm. They attended early meetings with the design team, assisted in the preparation of documents required for LEED certification and were at all times enthusiastic and supportive of the team and the project. I know that for the sustainable construction industry to really achieve their goals, we need innovative manufacturers, suppliers and installers like the SolarWall team."
-Carol Kleinfeldt, B.Arch., MOAA, MAAA, FRAIC, LEED A.P. Partner, KMA Inc.; Award winning & LEED Silver Certified Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute at Toronto International Airport
"Our building has blond brick fascia, so the dark brown SolarWall makes a nice contrast. The design of the SolarWall was stylized to have a bit of pizzazz to it with the angle on the side. The building was very institutional looking and we used the SolarWall to give it a bit of architectural interest."
-Tony Mancuso, St. Louis County Property Management, Hibbing Annex Courthouse, MN
-Dave Stafford, architect at Thurston Design; Rapid City Community Centers, SD