Pier 1 Imports selects high perfomance, sustainable bamboo.


Pier 1 Imports in a mission of promoting quality sustainable facilities has chosen Lamboo materials for refits and new construction of U.S. stores. Lamboo’s laminated veneer bamboo (LVB) will be incorporated into Pier 1 awning and door systems nationwide. With the highly renewable resource of bamboo, Pier 1 is staying environmentally responsible through the use of Lamboo products while ensuring that their stores will not only have long lasting stable systems, but will also stay aesthetically pleasing for their customers.

ImageOne Industries is utilizing the LAMBOO® ELEMENTS™ series in the Pier 1 awnings systems. These exterior grade components and panels feature proprietary manufacturing processes & bonding agents to resist moisture and last throughout harsh environments. These components are on average 20% more stable than hardwoods and up to 40% more stable than softwoods such as pine or douglas fir. Lamboo products attain all low V.O.C. guidelines by LEED (USGBC) and do not produce off-gassing in production or application.

Kolbe Windows & Doors is using material from the LAMBOO® VUE™ series to install long lasting durable door systems for Pier 1. Lamboo, Inc. as the leader in the technologies and manufacturing of performance based engineered bamboo, will be providing these components designed specifically for the window and door systems of Pier 1. Lamboo components have great thermal properties, strength, durability, and contain water resistant attributes that make it ideal for exterior applications.

At this time projects as far west as Alaska to as far east as Florida have already been completed with additional stores planned nationwide.

Lamboo is pleased to work with Pier 1 Imports as well as collaborating with other major retailers and companies that have initiatives to establish strong and environmentally friendly systems.

For questions regarding Lamboo, our products, or to schedule an interview please
visit our website at www.lamboo.us or contact us at info@lamboo.us 866-966-2999

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Blog by: Dustin Dennison
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Prestwick recycling bin composed of Lamboo material

Kolbe door system at Pier 1 Imports using Lamboo materials

Lamboo window component

Lamboo curtain wall component

Lamboo Bamboo


Based in Springfield, Illinois, Lamboo Inc. specializes in manufacturing high-performance engineered bamboo for a variety of commercial, residential, and industrial applications.

Luke Schuette founded Lamboo in 2003. As a student of architecture at Southern Illinois University, Schuette became fascinated with structural materials and engineered wood. For his final project, he performed an analysis on engineered bamboo for structural applications, and became passionate about the material.

In 2007, Schuette, successfully petitioned the American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM) to revise their standard, D5456, to include the evaluation of laminated veneer bamboo for structural use. He now serves as the Chairman of D07.02.03 at ASTM International.

As a result of his educational background, Schuette’s natural target market is architects, who can specify Lamboo in their building projects. They can then order products from Lamboo’s nearly 30 partners, who offer high-performance bamboo windows, doors, curtain walls, tables and countertops, structural systems, moveable glass doors, and interior and exterior panels. Lamboo’s partners span many sectors, and include NanaWall, Kolbe, Solarlux, Western Structures, Inc., Oversee Yachts, Dover, and Redbud Ridge.

Lamboo also sells panels and finished grade components directly to general contractors and carpenters.

One of Lamboo’s most notable clients is Pier 1 Imports, who has refitted close to 100 of their stores’ entryways with Lamboo bamboo awnings and doors (through partnership with Kolbe). The company plans to update 800 of their 1200 stores with the product.

Benefits of Lamboo Bamboo

Bamboo is a rapidly renewable material, meaning that its harvest cycle is 10 years or less. In fact, Lamboo has hand-picked 6 of the 1600 species of bamboo, which it believes are the best for both high performance and sustainability. These species have harvest cycles of 6-8 years, and is considered to be a low embodied energy material with an excellent life cycle as compared to other materials such as plastics and fiberglass. In comparison to a traditional forest, a bamboo forest produces six times the amount of material per acre per year and sequesters 35% more carbon.

In comparison to traditional wood, bamboo is ten times stronger in tension and over three times stronger in general mechanical properties. However, it has the same thermal properties of wood, meaning that in glass applications, it is more energy efficient than aluminum, vinyl, plastics, steel, and other alternatives.

Additionally, the materials has low VOCs and formaldehyde, making it ideal for indoor air quality.
 
LEED Credit Overview

According to the LEED for New Construction 2009 rating system, Lamboo bamboo can contribute to the following credits:

Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 6, Rapidly Renewable Materials (1 point):

This credit requires that 2.5% of the total value of building materials are rapidly renewable, which means that they can be harvested in 10 years or less.

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Credit 4.4, Low-Emitting Materials – Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products (1 point):

This credit requires that composite wood products, agrifiber products, and laminating adhesives contain no added urea-formaldehyde.

Lamboo could also potentially contribute to the Innovation in Design category as an Environmentally Preferable Material and/or Life Cycle Assessment/Environmental Impact.

(Read more)

(Excerpt of article by Claire Moloney of Green-Buildings.com. NOT AFFILIATED WITH LAMBOO)

For questions regarding Lamboo, our products, or to schedule an interview please
visit our website at www.lamboo.us or contact us at info@lamboo.us866-966-2999

“MAKING INNOVATIVE THINKING A STANDARD” – Lamboo Incorporated

Blog by: Dustin Dennison

Project Innovation award winners announced


The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Lamboo, Inc. as the 2012 recipient of the Project Innovation Award. The award was presented on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in the Studio Theater at University of Illinois Springfield. The annual competition provides seed funds for entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses.

(From left to right: Luke Schuette, Founder/CEO; Debby Richardson,
Director of Marketing; Jeran Hammann, V.P. Operations)
Project Innovation is a prestigious entrepreneurial competition where individuals and businesses have their unique ideas recognized and rewarded through this innovative contest.
(Lamboo door system integrated into Pier 1 Imports retail location)

Lamboo, Inc. is a technology company that specializes in the manufacturing of engineered bamboo for structural, architectural, and industrial applications worldwide. As a leader in the sustainable design technology industry, Lamboo, Inc. is an environmentally responsible company that loves giving back to the community. Lamboo has global headquarter offices located in Springfield, Illinois as well as Geneva, Switzerland and is expanding it’s operations nationwide. Within Illinois Lamboo has fabrication and distribution hubs in Peoria, Galesburg, and Litchfield and maintains partnerships throughout the US and Europe.

Radio Interview:
http://wtax.com/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=5851527
News source:
http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x2138761392/Project-Innovation-award-winners-announced

Please contact Debby Richardson for any questions regarding this
award or to schedule an interview. debby@lamboo.us

Pier 1 Imports taking advantage of Lamboo’s high performance products


Pier 1 Imports in a mission of building high quality sustainable facilities has chosen Lamboo for refits and new construction of U.S. stores using Lamboo awning and door systems. With the highly renewable resource of bamboo, Pier 1 is staying environmentally responsible through the use of Lamboo products while ensuring that their stores will not only have long lasting stable systems, but will also stay aesthetically pleasing for their customers.

ImageOne Industries is utilizing the LAMBOO® ELEMENTS™ series in the Pier 1 awnings systems. These exterior grade components and panels feature proprietary manufacturing processes & bonding agents to resist moisture and last throughout harsh environments. These components are on average 20% more stable than hardwoods and up to 40% more stable than softwoods such as pine or douglas fir. Lamboo products attain all low V.O.C. guidelines by LEED (USGBC) and do not produce off-gassing in production or application.

Kolbe Windows & Doors is using the LAMBOO® VUE™ series to develop and install long lasting door systems for Pier 1. Lamboo Inc. as the leader in the technologies and manufacturing of performance based engineered bamboo, will be providing these components designed specifically for the window and door systems of Pier 1. LAMBOO® VUE™ components have great thermal properties, strength, durability, and contain water resistant attributes that make it ideal for this project’s requirements of high performance with superior aesthetics.

Lamboo is pleased to work with Pier 1 Imports as well as collaborating with other major retailers and companies that have initiatives to establish strong and environmentally friendly systems.

For questions regarding Lamboo or our products please visit our
website at www.lamboo.us or contact us at info@lamboo.us

“MAKING INNOVATIVE THINKING A STANDARD” – Lamboo Incorporated

Blog by: Dustin Dennison

Galesburg Welcomes Green Technology Business


Lamboo Galesburg facility


Lamboo Galesburg facility


In order to effectively provide our products in the domestic U.S. market, Lamboo is continually expanding within the Galesburg distribution hub. This centralized Illinois location enables Lamboo to deliver products coast to coast within 3-5 days following order of stocked products. Lamboo relies not only on the efficient programs and processes used to create our products but through logistics practices as well.


To learn more about Lamboo, our facilities or products please visit our
website at www.lamboo.us or contact us at info@lamboo.us.

“MAKING INNOVATIVE THINKING A STANDARD” – Lamboo Incorporated

Kolbe Windows & Doors featuring Lamboo Vue materials


Through research, design, and product testing Lamboo Inc. has created a material specifically for window and door systems in the Lamboo® Vue™ product series. Through our partner companies, like Kolbe Windows & Doors, Lamboo brings to the market a higher performance product that is also environmentally friendly.

(Heritage Series commercial door application of Lamboo in Pier One Imports retail location. 1100 stores scheduled for similar refit.)

The Heritage Series from Kolbe features the integration of Lamboo Vue materials into traditional window and door systems. Kolbe provides a variety of window systems to match customer needs and preferences which include: Casements, Awnings, Double hungs, Sliders, Radius, Geometric, and Tilt-turn systems with a wide range of personalization within each category. The Door systems in the Heritage series include: Sliding patio, swinging patio, folding, entrance, and commercial (as pictured above). These systems integrated with Lamboo materials create a product that is unmatched in terms of both aesthetics and performance. As mentioned in the picture above Pier One Imports is taking full advantage of these long lasting systems in their nationwide store refit.


The video above is an example of the Kolbe Ultra Series which is a product line from Kolbe that features the integration of Lamboo Vue materials with an aluminum clad exterior. This series gives project managers that need the flexibility of aluminum clad exteriors with a higher performing wood alternative.

Kolbe will be representing their products at the 2012 International Builders’ Show February 8th -11th in Orlando Florida. The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world, attracting 50,000 attendees from over 100 countries. Featuring the industry’s most important exhibitors from around the world showcasing the latest building products and technologies in the industry.

For additional information about Lamboo, Kolbe or the IBS show please
visit our website at www.lamboo.us or contact us at info@lamboo.us.

“MAKING INNOVATIVE THINKING A STANDARD” – Lamboo Incorporated

Pier 1 Imports taking advantage of Lamboo’s high performance products


Pier 1 Imports in a mission of building high quality sustainable facilities has chosen Lamboo for refits and new construction of U.S. stores using Lamboo awning and door systems. With the highly renewable resource of bamboo, Pier 1 is staying environmentally responsible through the use of Lamboo products while ensuring that their stores will not only have long lasting stable systems, but will also stay aesthetically pleasing for their customers.
ImageOne Industries is utilizing the LAMBOO® ELEMENTS™ series in the Pier 1 awnings systems. These exterior grade components and panels feature proprietary manufacturing processes & bonding agents to resist moisture and last throughout harsh environments. These components are on average 20% more stable than hardwoods and up to 40% more stable than softwoods such as pine or douglas fir. Lamboo products attain all low V.O.C. guidelines by LEED (USGBC)  and do not produce off-gassing in production or application.
Kolbe Windows & Doors is using the LAMBOO® VUE™ series to develop and install long lasting door systems for Pier 1. Lamboo Inc. as the leader in the technologies and manufacturing of performance based engineered bamboo, will be providing these components designed specifically for the window and door systems of Pier 1. LAMBOO® VUE™ components have great thermal properties, strength, durability, and contain water resistant attributes that make it ideal for this project’s requirements of high performance with superior aesthetics.
Lamboo is happy to work with Pier 1 Imports as well as collaborating with other major retailers and
companiesthat have initiatives to establish strong and environmentally friendly systems.

“MAKING INNOVATIVE THINKING A STANDARD”  —
Lamboo Incorporated