Duo-Gard Introduces Line of Custom and Standard Bike Shelters to Enhance Sustainability and Design

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Canton, Michigan – August 31, 2010 – Duo-Gard Industries Inc., a provider of translucent daylighting, architectural illumination and specialty structures, today announced the availability of its line of custom and standard bike shelters. Made with polycarbonate panels to provide UV protection, Duo-Gard’s bike shelters can withstand intense environmental conditions associated with rain or snow. With aesthetically appealing designs, the bike shelters are assisting buildings in achieving LEED certification by supporting alternative commuting transportation methods to reduce carbon emissions.
 
Ideally suited for corporate campuses, government organizations and educational institutions, Duo-Gard’s bike shelters serve as a cost-effective solution for city planners, landscape architects and specifiers looking to enhance building sustainability and design. Duo-Gard designs, manufactures and installs its bike shelters, which can be comprised of 20 percent recycled material and are 100 percent recyclable. The bike shelters feature either standard lighting or solar LEDs/PVs.
 
“Our bike shelters allow us to bring prominence to alternative transportation and to support the growth of green building by assisting in the LEED certification process,” said Michael Arvidson, executive vice president of Duo-Gard. “For over 25 years, our mission has been to provide our customers with contemporary solutions that utilize our advanced polycarbonate technology. Our bike shelters help deliver on our sustainable commitment and provide architects with versatile, visually appealing design options.”
 
Duo-Gard’s bike shelters are easy to install and can be designed as open, attached or fully-enclosed structures and feature custom glazing as well as multiple color framing selections. Additional options include bike racks, lean rails, seating and the incorporation of Duo-Gard’s 3S Solar Block coating, which reduces heat loads.
 
The company will display its new bike shelters at this year’s American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and Expo taking place in Washington D.C., September 10-13. Duo-Gard will be in booth number 1109.
 
About Duo-Gard Industries:
Duo-Gard Industries Inc. is a leading innovator in high-performance translucent daylighting systems, illuminated walls and ceilings, as well as custom canopies, shelters and outdoor structures. For over 25 years, Duo-Gard has continued to advance its polycarbonate technology to assist in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom architectural products that strive to increase sustainability. Duo-Gard was established in 1984 and is based in Canton, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.duo-gard.com.

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