“Window retrofit increases energy efficiency, occupant comfort and savings,” reports Commercial Architecture magazine in describing 195 CHURCH’s renovation. Supporting these achievements, Linetec’s anodize finish also enhances the windows’ durability, minimizes maintenance and maximizes longevity.
Located on the New Haven Green in Connecticut, the 244,000 square foot, 18-story, Class A office building was built in 1974 and is largely constructed of concrete. The original windows remain functional, but were manufactured at a time before low-e insulated glass and improved thermal breaks in the aluminum framing were available.
Helping the property manager select the optimal window system, Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team provided an annual energy savings forecast showing the potential savings offered by Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ S.E.A.L. interior accessory windows. These units install from the building’s interior over existing, weather-tight windows to improve thermal and acoustical performance.
The windows’ extruded aluminum frames were finished by Linetec in Dark Bronze anodize to meet the requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s stringent Class I specification standard, AAMA 611. The anodized aluminum resists the ravages of time, temperature, corrosion, humidity and warping for a long product life cycle.
More than 1,400 new energy-efficient window inserts, in combination with 9,000 new LEDs, are anticipated to save 195 CHURCH’s owners 29 percent in annual electrical energy consumption and are on track to significant earn a rebate from the utility provider.
Download the full case study on this and other renovation projects from Apogee’s web page.
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