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Comcast Center Philadelphia, PA
2009 United States of America

Philadelphia, PA, United States of America

Markets

Non-Residential - new

Segment

Office buildings

Application

Partition wall

Construction size (m²)

115000

Construction technique

Massive

High Performance

Labeled Sustainable Buildings


Commentaar

“We had a good experience with the SoftTouch Duct Wrap,” says Eve Carp, Purchasing Agent for Brand Energy Services. “There was no problem handling the product, and all seemed to go well.” “CertainTeed products are an increasingly popular choice for LEED certified projects throughout the United States,” says Peter Dachowski, President and CEO of CertainTeed Corporation. “We are very pleased to have our products featured so prominently in this history-making green building.”

Characteristics

The building serves as the headquarters for Comcast Corporation, the largest provider of cable services in the United States with 24.4 million cable customers throughout the country. Towering over the Philadelphia skyline at an amazing 58 stories (975 feet), the city’s new Comcast Center is a high-performance sustainable building, with an abundance of features that will conserve energy and reduce impact on the environment.

NAME QUANTITY INTEREST
CertaPro AcoustaTherm R11 batts 533 000 sq ft CertaPro AcoustaTherm Batts enhance thermal performance in exterior walls and reduce sound transmission from room to room contributing to a quieter interior environment. Its excellent, proven thermal performance promotes energy efficiency and provides comfortable interiors at reduced building operating costs.
SoftTouch Duct Wrap 60 000 sq ft SoftTouch Duct Wrap Insulation is a foil scrim kraft (FSK)-faced flexible fiberglass blanket insulation used to insulate the exterior of rectangular and round heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork. Ideal for green construction projects, it provides thermal efficiency that reduces unwanted heat loss or gain from equipment and ductwork. When properly installed in the correct thickness, SoftTouch virtually eliminates ductwork condensation problems that can often lead to mold and microbial growth.
Client

Liberty/Commerz

Contractor

Duct wrap - Brand Energy Services LLC

Architect

NY architectural firm Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Supplier

Batt Insulation -George F. Kempf Supply Company and Philadelphia DAndM Duct Wrap - General Insulation Company