Sunday, October 17, 2010

Web Report: Empire State Building Window Refurbishment Complete

The Website is reporting that the Empire State Building’s window refurbishment project is complete.

According to a recent Web article, the 6,514 windows in the Empire State Building were refurbished with a process that reused 96 percent of the existing glass and frames.

NFRC member company, Serious Materials, carried out this process, reusing the existing materials to create super-insulating glass units (IGUs). This process was performed in a dedicated processing located within the building.

The Web article also says the IGUs are four times more thermally efficient than the dual pane windows they replaced and are expected to cut solar heat gain in half. Additionally, the completion of this project will reduce building energy costs by more than $400,000 annually.

The project was completed over the course of seven months, three months ahead of schedule.

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Details about the Empire State Building Retrofit Project