Duo-Gard names Tim Metcalfe director of Sustainable Technologies
January 25, 2012 - Duo-Gard Industries Inc. has appointed Tim Metcalfe as director of Sustainable Technologies. In this newly created position, Metcalfe will lead the company’s progress into total building modeling, including daylight modeling. The company said it will also announce a new series of services in the near future.
By Alyssa Dalton
“Tim brings years of experience in building modeling that will help Duo-Gard rise to a new level of sustainable building that goes from simply providing high-performance products to creating and maintaining closer partnerships with our customers,” said David Miller, Duo-Gard’s president. “He’ll lead us in taking a holistic approach to design by integrating technology, products and education to support our sales staff and our customers with information that goes beyond the sale to reach goals in energy savings, interior comfort and health improvement.”
Miller said Duo-Gard will explore the cause-and-effect relationships that impact sustainable building technologies and overall building strategies in all climates and site conditions. This involves integrating combinations of technologies that impact total building performance.
“I was attracted to Duo-Gard because the company is acutely attuned to what the market is looking for in terms of sustainability,” said Metcalfe. “Duo-Gard is progressive and innovative, willing to try new things. This fits perfectly with what I want to do.”
Metcalfe joins Duo-Gard following five years with Kalwall, a manufacturer of translucent fiber-reinforced systems, where he was a daylighting analyst and interface between sales and engineering. He led Kalwall’s daylight modeling program and liaised with the educational community.
He presented “Using Simulation to Optimize Daylighting Design” at the 2009 International Radiance and HDR Scientific Conference at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He is also a founding member of the Boston Chapter of IBPSA – International Building Performance Simulation Association.