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As we kick off the new year, we would like to look back at some of the achievements our team at Solatube International accomplished in 2022. We strive to bring the most advanced and cutting-edge daylighting products to the market, and we are honored for the various recognition those products have received this year.
The new Solatube Rooftop Fire Glazing is a multi-pane glass disk with a steel ring designed to meet the increasing demand for fire protection in high-fire areas.
It is made with a fully tempered top layer and includes two layers of glass laminated with a layer of PVB, which prevent the glass from dropping to the floor and igniting a fire inside the building.
When used in conjunction with the Solatube Dome Edge Protection Band, the Rooftop Fire Glazing meets the prescriptive building code requirements for areas located in high fire areas and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zones.
The Solatube Rooftop Fire Glazing accessory stole the show for three award programs in 2022:
FacilitiesNet’s 4th Annual Vision Awards honors innovation and excellence in products contributing to the efficient, profitable operations and management of institutional and commercial buildings in the United States.
FacilitiesNet selected Solatube International’s Flame-Resistant Skylight as part of the Lighting and Power category.
Architizer’s A+Awards celebrates the extraordinary work of the world’s best firms, highlighting the work of pioneering architects and designers as they strive to create architecture that will stand the test of time — for this decade and the next.
Architizer selected Solatube’s Rooftop Fire Glazing as part of their Best of 2022-Residential Products Category.
Design Journal’s Hottest Products of the Trade 2022 celebrates the best products of the year. Judges that are among the A&D industry’s most respected in their respective areas of expertise select the products for each category.
Design Journal selected Solatube’s Rooftop Fire Glazing as part of their Skylights/Floorlights category.
The OptiView Diffusers have a frost-like appearance and micro-replicated lens technology with pseudo-randomized lens orientations that guide and deliver diffused daylight. OptiView Wide is used for horizontal, ambient illumination and/or wall-washing lighting. OptiView Superwide has high-angle illumination and is used for wall washing and volumetric daylighting. OptiView Narrow is used for highlighting specific objects in a space and for creating pools of high illuminance. LED lighting kits are optional, and assemblies (dome, flashing, tubing, diffuser) have seals to prevent insect and dirt infiltration.
The Metal Construction News’ Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022 considers products that have been featured in editorial coverage in issues of Metal Construction News between June 2021 and May 2022. The team then tracks the leads generated by each product from its readers and ranks them according to the number of leads.
Solatube International’s OptiView Diffusers were ranked number two for the previous year and were honored with the award.
The Solatube SolaMaster 750DS TDD was awarded the first-ever ICC 500 Storm Shelter Listing Report in 2021, after rigorous evaluation by the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). It remains the only rooftop daylighting device in the world compliant for use in horizontal surfaces of tornado or hurricane storm shelters—even in EF 5 and CAT 5 territory.
Solatube International is the only top lighting solution to achieve ICC 500 P 361 storm shelter compliance without the need for additional penetration protection.
This means that school facilities and design teams no longer have to choose between daylighting and safety. Our leading tubular daylighting device allows occupants to enjoy all the benefits of daylighting without sacrificing safety or eating up the budget.
The Solution Provider Award, sponsored by the Association for Learning Environments, is designed to spotlight innovation in materials, technology, products and services that are key elements in defining healthy, high-performance schools. The award recognizes the results of those efforts and the foresight of the companies whose policies bring new products to the marketplace.
The Association for Learning Environments selected SolaMaster 750 DS-O ICC 500 Storm Shelter-compliant daylighting system for its ability to protect the health and safety of occupants in educational facilities.
Each year, the Architectural Record’s Products of the Year competition invites a jury of six professionals to select the best new products of the year, rating entries for innovation, usefulness, and aesthetics.
Architectural Record selected the SolaMaster 750 DS-O ICC 500 Storm Shelter-compliant daylighting system as part of their lighting category.
Design Journal’s Hottest Products of the Trade 2022 celebrates the best products of the year. Judges that are among the A&D industry’s most respected in their respective areas of expertise select the product of each category.
Design Journal selected the SolaMaster 750 DS-O ICC 500 Storm Shelter-compliant daylighting system as part of their Skylights/Floorlights category.
We will forever be grateful for the recognition each of our products receives. We look forward to continuing to deliver the most advanced, energy-efficient daylighting technology to the market in 2023.
If you want to learn more about how to maximize natural light to transform your storm shelter and improve student performance and health, you can call 888.SOLATUBE to set up a free consultation, or visit Solatube.com to find your local distributor.