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  • The basics: As part of East Orange, N.J.’s energy efficiency and conservation program, the historic East Orange City Hall underwent an extensive façade renovation that included installation of more than 500 new energy-efficient windows. Crystal Window and Door Systems worked with local architects and installers to meet the building’s challenging historic and operational requirements related to...
  • The basics: Buying local and staying local is how Gordon Food Service built its new 386,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Wyoming, Mich. The modern steel, concrete and glass structure reflects the latest in sustainable design, complete with oversized windows that provide every workspace a view.The use of glass on the interior and exterior of the building enables daylight to stream through...
  • The basics: The Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., recently underwent a renovation and window replacement that helped the project receive a Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Architects for the project opted for super energy-efficient triple-glazed windows that improve air and comfort quality, while...
  • The basics: Fire-rated glass and glazing was critical to achieving the daylighting design goals for the renovation of Manhattan's 170 East 80th St. Kate Shin, president of WEmi:t LLC, and a group of investors discovered the townhome and decided to transform the space into a luxury lifestyle property. Integral to this process was rethinking the townhouse layout to improve light and ventilation....
  • The basics: The Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects named the $65 million Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle one of its 2013 Top Ten Green Projects. The program celebrates structures that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the...
  • The basics: Hospitals spend more than $6 billion a year on energy, and their reliance on energy-intensive equipment and high demand for air recovery and circulation consume about twice as much energy per-square-foot as a typical office building, according to a PPG press release. Selecting the right glazing was critical, not just for energy performance, but to achieve the clear glass aesthetic the...
  • The basics: San Francisco’s City College Chinatown/North Beach campus has operated from more than 30 different locations during the past 30 years, but its newest location stands out. Architects originally wanted to place a sculpture in front of the 14-story building, located on Washington and Kearny streets. Space constraints and city zoning laws prevented them from doing so, prompting designers...
  • The basics: The $500 million, 55-story Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto tower greets guests and residents with an impressive glass curtain-wall façade, providing magnificent city views from every room. Glass selection was a crucial part of the project, as it was important to architects that the Four Seasons fit the Yorkville neighborhood, an area without many tall buildings, and...
  • The basics: The remodel of the Starquest Securities office in Minneapolis included the installation of a custom interior art wall, and a custom elliptical glass stairwell. The glass wall spans three stories—the 38th through 40th floor—at the center stairwell opening. For the custom elliptical stairwell, the glass is adhered to clips that hang the glass onto rolled steel stringers, so no exposed...
  • The basics: Long spans of decorative glass serve as a standout element of the Terminal B Modernization at Newark International Airport. The international ticketing and departure halls feature about 17,000 square feet of oversized, digitally printed glass panels in a sloping screen wall, designed to provide aesthetic and privacy requirements for the space. The project presented glaziers from...
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