Centerpoint's Translucent Roof With GE's Lexan(1) Thermoclear(1) Sheet Will Be Used on the GreenHome

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At the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., GE Plastics announced that its Lexan1 Thermoclear1 multiwall polycarbonate (PC) sheet will be featured on Centerpoint translucent roofs for the National Homebuilder Mainstream GreenHomeTM currently being constructed in Raleigh, N.C. The demonstration home, a joint project of Centerpoint Translucent Systems, LLC and Cherokee Investment Partners, will showcase a number of environmentally responsible features including three translucent roofs made with tough, virtually unbreakable Lexan Thermoclear sheet panels. Incorporated into Centerpoint's patented roofing system, the GE material admits full-spectrum natural light while reflecting unwanted heat, avoiding the energy loss, and higher heating and cooling costs of glass roofing inserts.

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