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Lamboo Inc. is proud to announce the co-development of manufacturing infrastructure in Colombia with Guadua Bamboo! This development will allow Lamboo and Guadua Bamboo to spearhead the industrialization of bamboo and its engineered forms within the Western Hemisphere. The highest quality raw bamboo materials will be provided through Guadua Bamboo's sustainable bamboo farms. The cutting-edge technology for engineered bamboo will be generated by Lamboo and its team of technical professionals. From Lamboo's Weavecore™ bamboo plywood to its Lamboo® Structure™ performance materials, we foresee increased activity and visibility in all sectors through this great partnership.
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Lamboo and Bond Interiors announce their strategic partnership to deliver exceptional quality and signature showcases with Lamboo materials throughout the Middle East. Lamboo Inc. is the world’s leading technology company in laminated veneer bamboo (LVB) for structural, architectural, and specifically design applications. With over three decades of experience, Bond Interiors is widely renown for its swiftness and consistency on turnkey, luxury projects in the hospitality, healthcare, corporate, bank, retail, and fine-dining sectors. Both Lamboo Inc. and Bond Interiors intend to use this relationship to strengthen the introduction of higher performance Lamboo materials in the Middle East, and to solidify the companies as the forerunners of material advancement in this region.
“Bond Interiors symbolizes reliability and signature craftsmanship, and their work emboldens every project they undertake,” said President Luke Schuette of Lamboo. “Bond Interiors has always taken important steps toward providing superior resources for its clients and to expand the excellence of its offerings. Lamboo Inc. and its innovative materials are proud to be part of this evolution as the aesthetics and performance of our products can be flawlessly integrated into Bond Interiors’ beautiful showpieces.”
“We are proud to announce this valued partnership with Lamboo.Inc. Bond Interiors is known through the region for its workmanship and innovation in materials,” said Saad Moaswes, Managing Director of Bond. “The association with Lamboo will facilitate us to introduce a superior range of materials and finishes which comply with sustainability and environmental parameters,” he added.
Lamboo Inc. and Bond Interiors have extensive experience in their respective industries, and each company has undertaken award-winning work for their design, accuracy, embrace of new technologies, and construction methods.
Lamboo, Inc. is an American material technology and manufacturing company founded with the combined experience of seasoned architects, structural engineers, material scientists, and biotechnology specialists. Anchored by a culture of innovation, our nonnegotiable purpose is the development of sustainable design technology for high-performance OEM applications as well as architectural, structural, and design industries worldwide. Lamboo Inc. aspires to be a corporate change-maker through ground-breaking products, sustainable practices, and distinguished partnerships. www.lamboo.us
Bond Interiors is a Middle Eastern company operating from UAE since 1986, and is an interior contracting company dedicated to the highest quality in Turnkey Fit out and FF&E supplies. With over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space, latest technology in machinery and 1800 highly qualified employees, Bond Interiors is known for workmanship of unsurpassable quality and punctuality in delivery. The firm’s versatility is showcased with high end projects across market sectors of Hospitality, Healthcare, Banking, Corporate, Retail and F&B throughout the Middle East. www.bondinteriors.com
On June 26-28, Chicago will host the worlds largest architectural convention with nearly 800 exhibitors, and thousands of people attending. AIA 2014 offers the public to view the latest architectural products, materials, and technologies while serving as an opportunity to network with other architects and design professionals. AIA National Convention is the industries top professional organization and provides educational courses, government sponsorship, community development, and public outreach to support the Architecture profession.
Lamboo, Inc. has several partner companies that will be exhibiting and showcasing its world leading material technologies within high performance, architectural, structural, and glazing applications. With strong support of our partners, Lamboo team members will be readily available to discuss projects and capacities of our industry leading partners.
To schedule a meeting during the show, please contact us via:
Kolbe Windows & Doors
Kolbe Windows & Doors have over 65 years of fine craftsmanship of family tradition. They produce diverse product lines and vast array of options to satisfy every customers specification. Kolbe is leading the industry in manufacturing premium quality windows and doors.
Panda Windows & Doors
Panda Windows & Doors is North America's leading manufacturer of high-end window and door systems. They develop, produce, and distribute state-of-the-art custom made window and door systems for the luxury residential and commercial market.
H Windows offer innovative composite Aluminum / Wood construction (not a clad window) with a unique fully reversible operating system. H Window Company offers the finest European designed, high-performance custom wood windows and doors.
Alamco Wood Products
Alamco Wood Products Inc. is a manufacturer of environmentally friendly, structural glued laminated beams and arches through the seamless integration of high performance Lamboo Technologies.
NanaWall is the leader in opening glass wall technology and folding door systems. With manufacturer's representatives throughout the continent, NanaWall Systems is the dominant provider of opening glass walls in North America.
For more information on the show or Lamboo products, please contact us
Lamboo now offers their LAMBOO® RAINSCREEN™ systems - components, panels, and systems specifically designed for exterior finish design and architectural applications. Lamboo’s exterior grade components and panels include proprietary manufacturing processes & bonding agents to resist moisture and last throughout harsh environments.
The purpose of Rainscreen cladding is to keep moisture away from the walls of a building. Lamboo’s proprietary manufacturing processes make LAMBOO® RAINSCREEN™ systems the ideal solution for exterior design and architectural applications.
The Rainscreen™ System is integrated into the following applications:
• Lamboo® Rainscreen Systems - Exterior Grade, Engineered Bamboo Rainscreen System
• Lamboo® Soffit - Exterior Grade, Engineered Bamboo Soffit System
• Lamboo® Fascia - Exterior Grade, Engineered Bamboo Fascia System
Please contact us for more information on Rainscreen Systems.
Lamboo Technologies manufactures architectural solar structures to complement your desire for alternative solar energy generation with renewable engineered bamboo materials and intelligent solar functions for grid ancillary services, Lamboo provides advanced design and aesthetics to actualize your vision. As such, Lamboo stands ready to provide you with tailored architectural and engineering expertise necessary to realize your commissioned project.
The world is evolving into a future where our homes and workplaces are becoming an integral part of renewable energy systems. Photovoltaic solar structures remain vital to distributed power systems in our pursuit of clean, renewable energy. Both small-scale and large-scale solar installations can fundamentally shift our dependence away from fossil fuels to create healthier, more resilient, and adaptive societies. Lamboo believes the dawning of a carbon-free world is approaching, and we want to help everyone orchestrate this possibility.
Lamboo® Solar™ Structures:
Lamboo sunshade systems are ideally suited for forward-thinking businesses and homeowners that want the connection between renewable energy independence and increased wellness. Our research has shown that corporations investing in solar energy with shading capacity have greater employee retention, larger candidate pools, and augmented levels of worker satisfaction. Lamboo sunshade systems are high-performance solar generators that simultaneously provide a cooling area where employees or homeowners can refresh themselves outside while protecting themselves from the elements within break areas, play areas, parks and similar.
The evolution of automobile transportation is electric, and you have the power to decide the source of that energy. With the Lamboo solar station you can drive on the rays of the sun. Crafted as the ultimate source in solar energy and aesthetics, Lamboo merges the renewable energy needs of a conscious consumer with the design of an astute connoisseur. To accomplish this perfection, Lamboo is manufactured with engineered bamboo materials, performance solar panels, and regional fabrication and installation. It is ideal for smaller-scale applications such as light commercial brands such as hotels, residential structures/multifamily, condos, resorts and businesses looking to provide one or several charging options.
Lamboo canopies represent our large-scale solar option perfect for broad spaces. Lamboo Solar canopies are ideal for parking lots where companies want to turn previously unproductive areas into ones that generate electricity, add weather protection, and lower the asphalt temperatures for employee comfort, but specifically offset energy requirements for adjacent buildings/infrastructure. We want companies to re-imagine the positive impact they can have on their financials, local standing, and worldwide profile by incorporating Lamboo Solar canopies.
LAMBOO® SOLAR™ STRUCTURES - Systems, Structural
Systems and Components are available internationally through our certified
distributors, fabricators, and installers.
Please contact us for more information on pricing and
delivery of full systems with or without installation.
Lamboo Inc. resolutely positions itself at the forefront of sustainability, product performance, and social responsibility. As such, Lamboo Inc. became an officially recognized member of the United Nations Global Compact in February 2014 and its ten principles that guide corporate behavior in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. We believe in the ability of our corporation to shape a better future with these enriching standards, and Lamboo Inc. firmly commits to furthering these principles within our company, industry, and the international societies where we work.
The rules of conduct and values of the United Nations Global Compact are actively promoted as an essential component of our corporate evolution and the daily procedures of our enterprise. Lamboo Inc. ensures that our stakeholders, clients, and communities understand the depth and content of this promise. Each year Lamboo Inc. will generate the following reports to guarantee public accountability, transparency, and programmatic evolution.
* A statement signed by Lamboo Inc.’s chief executive expressing continued support for the United Nations Global Compact and renewing our ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.
* A description of practical actions that Lamboo Inc. has taken to implement the United Nations Global Compact principles in human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
* A qualitative and quantitative measurement of the degree to which targets/performance indicators were met.
When you purchase from Lamboo Inc., you are promised a company that embodies the emerging future of corporate changemaking-one that respects the dignity of workers, the environment, market fairness, and high-quality products.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour the houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today.
The Solar Decathlon competition took place in Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California spanning over a course of ten days from October 3-13, 2013. Here is where UNC Charlotte competed against twenty other university-led teams in ten different contests.
UNC Charlotte’s entry to the Solar Decathlon 2013, Urban Eden, incorporates revolutionary approaches to sustainable design and construction, combining city-sophistication with an appreciation for our natural world. UrbanEden consists of solar strategies, geopolymer concrete, urban gardening, smart technologies, and urban lifestyle. Consisting of several sponsors, Lamboo was included as a sustaining partner in providing interior as well as exterior materials to complete UrbanEden’s sustainable design.
The materials for UrbanEden were chosen based on three criteria: environmental impact, durability, and beauty. Lamboo® Design™ panels were used for all the interior built-ins as well as the exterior rain screen panels.
The UNC Charlotte team brought home two awards from the Solar Decathlon 2013. They tied for third place in the juried Engineering Contest and won the popular-vote People’s Choice Award.
For more of the story, see the Solar Decathlon website here.
Lamboo has been featured in previous Solar Decathlon programs as a proud supporter of the University of Illinois team’s “Gable Home” in 2009 and in the international competition in 2011. Since placing 1st in the completion and 2nd overall internationally, Lamboo has been integrated into several other university decathlons.
“Sustainability” has become a buzzword of the 21st Century. Organizations are reducing their footprint with recycling policies and encouraging employees to carpool or use public transportation. Today it is de rigueur to receive an email with part of the signature line including a demand to “think before you print!” Legislation and regulations are brimming with encouragement, in some cases, and mandates, in others, to build as cleanly as possible with energy efficient materials. A number of projects in and around Springfield have bragged about the achievement of LEEDs Certification for their new buildings in recent years. (Before you hit Google, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.)
A company in Springfield is at the leading edge of introducing a sustainable raw material – bamboo – to the market with diverse applications and enormous growth potential. Lamboo, Inc. started with the intent of developing a product that satisfies the need for sustainability in the 21st Century while also providing a material that spans a range of applications and exceeds expectations of more traditional materials.
By way of introduction, bamboo holds the promise of being the sustainability wunderkind of the 21st Century when compared with traditional materials such as wood, steel and aluminum for the following reasons. Bamboo produces approximately 14 tons of fiber per acre every six to eight years or six times that of timber, which takes 25-30 years to mature. Bamboo can be harvested without replanting and the silica content makes the plant resistant to insect infestation. Bamboo sequesters about 35 percent more carbon than timber, has natural anti-microbial properties and a root structure that helps to eliminate soil erosion.
Lamboo, Inc. has developed and brought to market a new bamboo product – Laminated Veneer Bamboo (LBV).“We are truly leading an industrial materials revolution,” said Luke D. Schuette, President & Founder, Lamboo, Inc. As an architecture student at Southern Illinois University, Schuette became interested in and began testing various materials for strength, flexibility and sustainability.
“I ended up paying for my own testing at a St. Louis lab in order to determine if the product was going to be sufficient,” Schuette said, explaining the start-up process for Lamboo, Inc.
Laminated bamboo veneer was an idea so ahead of the curve that an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) category or standards did not exist prior to 2007. Schuette and his team presented LBV to ASTM in 2007 and were awarded a new category and standards to compare LBV to other construction and design materials. Since Lamboo, Inc. has achieved the certification, the company has grown to a worldwide presence receiving a 2013 Governor’s Export Award for increasing their export market 63 percent from 2011 to 2012.
Lamboo, Inc. has four broad market categories that it intends to exploit – Architectural/Structural/High Performance Buildings, Aviation/Maritime/Automotive, Design and Industrial. “Lamboo, Inc. makes a laminated veneer product that is lighter and stronger than many traditional products,” Schuette noted. “Lamboo, Inc. is not designing office desks or guitars or commercial beams. We are partnering with companies around the world who desire a sustainable material.”
Products that Lamboo has been involved with include laminated structural beams, architectural elements such as louvers and awnings and window and door systems. Important for designers, architects and builders, no other raw material receives as many LEED points as LBV. Given LBV’s strength and light weight properties it is also a good fit for veneer applications for plane, yacht and car finishes. A tour around the Laboo office also identified some partnerships in the form of a prototype electric guitar, rifle stock and chandelier parts.
Schuette located Lamboo, Inc. in Springfield purposefully. The high quality of life and low cost of living played a large role in looking at Springfield. “Although we have partners around the world and we travel quite a bit, much of our business is conducted via email and Skype,” Schuette said. In fact, the company has brought partners to the Capitol City to experience what Springfield has to offer in hopes of generating further synergy for Lamboo’s products and business plan.
Sustainability in our daily lives is here for the long haul. Buildings and products will continue to seek new and innovative materials that retain and enhance the role traditional materials but with an edge on energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Lamboo, Inc. is leading a revolution in sustainable materials from its perch overlooking the Old State Capitol. Luke Schuette and Lamboo, Inc. have made great strides and have plans for continued growth in Springfield, Central Illinois and the world.
(Excerpt of article by David A. Kelm. NOT AFFILIATED WITH LAMBOO)
Lamboo Inc. has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the products amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials.
"We are proud to join the elite group of companies achieving 100% Biobased recognition from the USDA," said Luke Schuette, founder and president of Lamboo. "The combination of sustainability and high-performance technology has spurred an industrial materials revolution. Lamboo will continue to advance sustainability working with industry leaders worldwide."
All biobased amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may feel secure in the accuracy of the biobased amount and be empowered in making better informed purchasing decisions.
"We are pleased that Lamboo Inc. has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label," said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager, “and appreciate that the company is using a fast-growing, rapidly renewable resource to make their products.”
The label is on certified products and available for consumers since August 27, 2013.
About USDA BioPreferred
The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program. Products that meet the USDA BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer.
Lamboo is the world leading materials technology company that specializes in engineered performance based bamboo for structural, architectural, and OEM industrial applications worldwide. Integration of select species of bamboo are processed into Lamboo's SBP(Structural Bamboo Products) achieving advantages in performance, aesthetics, and sustainability. Lamboo Material Technologies provide durability, uniformity, and strength. Our advanced and continued global research and product integrations are focused on the following product
divisions: Structural, Curtain Walls, Windows & Doors, Interiors, Exteriors, and Aviation & Nautical.
On July 31st, 2013 Lamboo was honored by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn as the recipient for the 2013 Illinois Governor’s Export Award in the Emerging/New Export Business category.
Left, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, congratulating Lamboo, Inc.
President and CEO, Luke Schuette (Right), at the award ceremony for 2013 Illinois Governor’s Export Award on July 31st, 2013. Lamboo received
the honor in the Emerging/New Export Business category.
The award recognizes the rapid growth of Lamboo’s export sales in
2012 by 63 percent over 2011. 27 percent of the company’s total sales
are now attributed to exports.
“We are immensely proud to receive this
award,” said Luke Schuette, founder and president of Lamboo. “The award
is testimony to the growing global recognition of Lamboo as a
high-performance brand and the growing interest in bamboo as a
sustainable raw material for green building and design applications.”
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn handed out the award at a ceremony in Chicago.
“Lamboo’s vision is to combine high-performance technology with
sustainability,” said Schuette. “We see great potential for growth as
the green building and ecological innovation wave within primary
industries continues to spread across the globe.”
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