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JE Berkowitz drives Quanta DOE grant award

Post Time:Aug 02,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:91

Quanta Technologies Inc. was one of the 14 companies to be awarded the Department of Energy grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in the building envelope and windows segment. The Quanta Technologies grant included a team of six companies, and JE Berkowitz, Pedricktown, N.J.,was one of the participating companies. A major portion of this grant was driven by “retrofit glazing systems to significantly improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial building stock,” according to an Aug. 2 release.

Renovate by Berkowitz (RbB), a commercial window retrofitting solution,willsatisfy the commercial requirements in the grant award for “retrofit glazing systems.” While doing so, JE Berkowitz will take advantage of further testing for the RbB system and full building installations, where energy efficiency will be at its prime.

RbB combines existing non-operable single-pane units and IG units manufactured by JE Berkowitz to create an energy efficient triple-pane system. The single- and double-pane units are joined together using a custom version of Super Spacer TriSeal from Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio,from the inside of the building. It is a one-time, permanent installation with no maintenance required, designed specifically for commercial retrofit applications, including office buildings, schools, hospitals and government buildings. Renovate by Berkowitzalso isideal for historic applications because there is no change to the exterior appearance.

The grant funding will assist JE Berkowitz in more research, testing, analysis and building installations, including case studies to determine year‐round heating and cooling energy savings and peak load benefits.This will provide the necessary tools to complete the launch of RbB into the marketplace, and help DOE fulfill one of its key goals: addressing energy efficiency in existing buildings, according to the release.

Renovate by Berkowitz is currently being installed on St. John Properties, athree-story office building in Maryland.

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