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World Trade Center 7 New York, New York
2006 United States of America

New York, New York, United States of America

Markets

Non-Residential - new

Segment

Office buildings

Construction size (m²)

158000

Construction technique

Massive

High Performance

Labeled Sustainable Buildings


Commentaar

“Having an efficient HVAC system that conserves energy and conditioned air is a very important component of sustainable design in commercial buildings,” says Renee Chesler, General Manager of CertainTeed’s Mechanical Insulation Business. “SoftTouch Duct Wrap helps achieve this by sealing off potential leaks and maintaining a constant temperature throughout the ductwork.”

Characteristics

The new structure also features an improved design, which emphasizes occupant safety and sustainability and features enough green design components for the builidng to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status. Green design highlights include ample natural lighting, recycled materials used for insulation and other interior materials and individually metered power for tenants to encourage them to conserve energy. With these new design criteria, it was important for the building's developer Silverstein Properties, Inc., and their tenants to select sustainable, energy-efficient and thermally efficient building products. In such projects, one building component that demands attention is the HVAC system, as it provides air distribution for the whole building.

NAME QUANTITY INTEREST
SoftTouch Duct Wrap 300 000 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. “Our crews like it,” says Chris Grando, President of John Grando, Inc. “Soft touch is easy to handle, it cuts extremely well, and while handling the product, loose glass fibers are at a minimum. Having a good product to install certainly makes your productivity levels increase.” "Having an efficient HVAC system that conserves energy and conditioned air is a very important component of sustainable design in commercial buildings. SoftTouch Duct Wrap helps achieve this by sealing off potential leaks and maintaining a constant temperature throughout the ductwork." -Renee Chesler, General Manager of CertainTeed's Mechanical Insulation Business Unit
Client

Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties

Contractor

John Grando Inc., a Heat And Frost Insulators Local 12 insulation contractor in New York

Architect

David Childs (S.O.M.)

Supplier

Hicksville, N.Y.; branch of insulation distributor Allstate Insulation Corp