For the Mark Jefferson Science Complex, Eastern Michigan University and architectural firm Lord Aeck & Sargent found an ideal solar management solution in GKD metal fabrics. Providing an environmentally sustainable solution, GKD collaborated with the design team at the Ann Arbor-based architecture firm to develop and engineer a series of sunshades for the façade of the building. This solar management solution shields the building from direct sun while providing enough daylight for students and staff to utilize the building with less energy usage and reduced environmental impact. The project was awarded LEED Gold in 2013 (New Construction v2.2), and, in the energy and atmosphere category, it achieved a 31.5% improvement relative to the baseline building performance rating.
Transparent media façade technology continues to evolve in tandem with LED innovation. GKD-USA, the leading full-service provider of woven metal fabrics and the inventor of GKD Mediamesh®, has just completed a Mediamesh® installation pioneering the use of state-of-the-art LEDs in a six-pixel cluster. GKD Mediamesh® features a transparent metal mesh panel with embedded LED profiles, making it possible to show dynamic graphics on the entire surface of large facades and displaying brilliant image quality both day and night. Whether it is for high-resolution images, videos or live broadcasts, the configuration of the panel is determined by factors such as: the planned application, the location of the structure, the desired image resolution, and the unique specifications of the project and the customer.