With a steadfast focus on utility, aesthetic appeal, and energy efficiency, NanaWall Systems, Inc., manufactures glass doors that cater to a variety of interests. The NanaWall folding, single track sliding, and all glass window walls fit into many types of homes and businesses, simultaneously accentuating exterior views and insulating interiors from the elements. The NanaWall technology consists of single, double, or triple insulated glass, housed either in recyclable aluminum or natural wood door frames. Depending on the systems and options selected, NanaWall Systems products conform to NFRC, Energy Star, AAMA, and CAWM specifications for water penetration, air infiltration, thermal integrity, structural load deflection, and forced entry resistance and are able to withstand a wide range of adverse weather conditions. The NanaWall can also be constructed to fit straight or segmented openings, naturally matching its surroundings. NanaWall glass walls are ideal for external and internal use, serving both as room dividers and windows/doors to the outside. With superior acoustic reflection, the NanaWall separates noisy areas from quiet rooms in houses and soundproofs businesses located in large retail centers. Now found in nearly every type of private and public establishment, NanaWall glass doors are featured in schools, hospitals, restaurants, casinos, and resorts around the world. NanaWall Systems and its products appear in numerous architectural and interior design magazines and on various TV news programs. A frequent presence at industry trade shows and architectural competitions, NanaWall Systems operates close to 20 showrooms in the U.S. and elsewhere. NanaWall Systems headquarters is located in Mill Valley, California.

 

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NanaWall on ADA Guidelines for Accessibility

During the 21 years that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) has been in effect, it has reduced discrimination against people with disabilities with regard to employment opportunities, public services, accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. Most recently, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation addressing the importance of the ADA for creating equality for citizens with disabilities.




As a quality provider of windows, doors, and opening glass walls, NanaWall is proud to offer a selection of products that are ADA-/Egress-compliant. With a range of movable wall and sliding door systems that are ideal for people with disabilities that compromise mobility, NanaWall systems are an excellent alternative to basic doors and openings.

Over the years, there has been a review and refinement of ADA standards, resulting in today’s rules and specifications that offer a clear-cut view of what is expected of ADA-compliant products. Basic and revolving doors, turnstiles, and basic and double-leaf doorways must all meet certain access, exit, health code, and other accessibility requirements to ensure easy clearance for people with disabilities. Handles, pulls, latches, and other devices on ADA-compliant doors must be designed especially for ease of use and placed at a set height. Exterior- and interior-hinged, sliding, fire, automatic, and power-assisted doors must all meet certain criteria as well, including door-opening force specifications and measurements.

Because regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use of doors, storefronts, glazed windows, and partitions can vary from place to place, NanaWall encourages building owners, installers, or contractors to confirm their area’s applicable codes and regulations. Additionally, the NanaWall website offers a few basic guidelines generally used to separate ADA-compliant products from those that are not.

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NanaWall on Commercial Design Considerations

Interior design involves a number of mechanical and technical considerations which can vary considerably from residential to commercial designs and are important to keep in mind when planning a home or office interior.

 The VSW65 Sliding Door by NanaWall posted at 3rings.designerpages.com

Commercial interior design needs to be completely functional and aesthetically pleasing. Oftentimes, a company will emphasize one of these aspects at the expense of the other, sacrificing workplace efficiency for a striking design or giving short shrift to aesthetics in exchange for pure functionality. The best commercial interior designs carefully balance these elements and are reflected in highly functional, maneuverable workplaces with an ambiance that is pleasant to employees and clientèle.

Commercial interior design requires products that are practical and affordable while maintaining an aesthetic edge. A business’ purpose drives the selection of materials, color scheme, and style. The interior should accommodate a business’ need to be accessible and allow for heavy foot traffic during the day without sacrificing appearances. Products that lend themselves to this objective are in high demand.

NanaWall Systems, Inc., provides business owners and commercial designers with a selection of 14 different space-friendly systems, each designed to address specific needs. As a wide variety of businesses and retail companies service the industry of commercial design, it is critical that product providers like NanaWall maintain a competitive advantage by committing themselves to quality while fulfilling the expectations of businesses and clientèle alike.

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NanaWall Systems | Renovation; Apeldoorn, Netherlands

 Since 1996, NanaWall Systems, Inc. has partnered with Solarlux Systems Limited of Germany to manufacture technologically advanced glass windows, doors, and walls. Durable and weather resistant, NanaWall products outshine the competition when it comes to internal heat preservation, air filtration, and sustainable design. Both NanaWall and Solarlux are committed to producing superior products that also make a positive impact in local, national, and worldwide communities. Solarlux recently participated in an extensive renovation project in the small town of Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Situated in the Dutch province of Geldern, Apeldoorn is recognized for its beautiful gardens and high standard of living. An economic boom in the 1960s vastly altered Apeldoorn’s architectural landscape. Under the planning and direction of the well-regarded architectural firm Groosmann Partners in Rotterdam, a green living quarter was constructed in the northeastern part of the city. Solarlux contributed its innovative sliding glass doors and windows to a major refurbishment project, installing transparent facades in the former De Valk building. Stripped down to its bare bones, only the concrete structure of the De Valk remained. The original building, was 10 stories high and took up a full city block, with the entryway located in the middle of the structure. A vital aspect of the redesign involved the innovative facade solution that Solarlux made possible.

The architect’s wish was to provide residents with a light-filled living space that harmoniously fused indoors and outdoors, in order to increase long-term quality of life. Solarlux fitted each individual apartment with a glass folding facade that extended across the full width of the living room, creating an aesthetically pleasing “invisible” wall. Impermeable to wind and rain, the Solarlux facades also offer excellent stability, as each one is fitted with an advanced anchoring system. The De Valk project was a great success and is often referenced by cities around the world that undertake urban renewal projects.

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NanaWall Systems | Renovation; Apeldoorn, Netherlands

 Since 1996, NanaWall Systems, Inc. has partnered with Solarlux Systems Limited of Germany to manufacture technologically advanced glass windows, doors, and walls. Durable and weather resistant, NanaWall products outshine the competition when it comes to internal heat preservation, air filtration, and sustainable design. Both NanaWall and Solarlux are committed to producing superior products that also make a positive impact in local, national, and worldwide communities. Solarlux recently participated in an extensive renovation project in the small town of Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Situated in the Dutch province of Geldern, Apeldoorn is recognized for its beautiful gardens and high standard of living. An economic boom in the 1960s vastly altered Apeldoorn’s architectural landscape. Under the planning and direction of the well-regarded architectural firm Groosmann Partners in Rotterdam, a green living quarter was constructed in the northeastern part of the city. Solarlux contributed its innovative sliding glass doors and windows to a major refurbishment project, installing transparent facades in the former De Valk building. Stripped down to its bare bones, only the concrete structure of the De Valk remained. The original building, was 10 stories high and took up a full city block, with the entryway located in the middle of the structure. A vital aspect of the redesign involved the innovative facade solution that Solarlux made possible.

The architect’s wish was to provide residents with a light-filled living space that harmoniously fused indoors and outdoors, in order to increase long-term quality of life. Solarlux fitted each individual apartment with a glass folding facade that extended across the full width of the living room, creating an aesthetically pleasing “invisible” wall. Impermeable to wind and rain, the Solarlux facades also offer excellent stability, as each one is fitted with an advanced anchoring system. The De Valk project was a great success and is often referenced by cities around the world that undertake urban renewal projects.

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NanaWall Systems bring Form and Function

Seamlessly merging form and function, NanaWall Systems crafts unique folding/sliding glass walls for large exterior openings. NanaWall Systems offers products constructed from materials of the highest quality with both durability and beauty in mind. With the strength equivalent to that of a traditional wall, door, or facade, The custom made NanaWall is available in aluminum, wood or clad frames with a selection of over two hundred colors. Independent testing confirms that many NanaWall systems meet or exceed industry standards for air infiltration, water penetration, thermal performance, forced entry, acoustic and hurricane requirements NanaWall Systems conforms to standards set forth by Energy Star, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and the California Association of Window Manufacturers (CAWM). In addition, the architectural supplements designed and manufactured by NanaWall Systems maintain compliance with a number of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) energy-efficiency mandates, setting NanaWall Systems apart as a leader in the green building movement. USGBC operates as a not-for profit trade organization established by Rick Fedrizzi and David Gottfried in 1993. USGBC promotes sustainability in structural design and operation. Earning accolades from environmental advocates, the construction industry, the federal government, and eco-conscious architects, USGBC has been recognized for pioneering new horizons in the environmental movement, boasting distinction as the developer of an innovative rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Instituting and overseeing Greenbuild, a green building expo and conference, USGBC collaborates with the Green Building Certification Institute, providing key industry professionals with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of sustainable construction. With a membership base of more than 18,500 businesses, research institutes, and individuals, USGBC holds a dedication to ensuring that the buildings in which we live, work, and recreate enhance our health, as well as the health of the planet. To learn more about the commendable work undertaken by the U.S. Green Building Council, visit www.usgbc.org.