Year: 2016

20. October 2016

Is your building envelope up to par with the latest energy codes?

from Brent Chancellor

The 2016 New York City Energy Conservation code went into effect on October 3rd and is based on the ASHRAE IES 90.1-2013/IECC 2015 code already adopted by Illinois, Maryland, Texas, Alabama, Washington, Vermont and New Jersey.

ASHRAE 90.1 Adoption Map
ASHRAE 90.1 Adoption Map

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16. September 2016

Introducing Brent Chancellor, New York City and Mid Atlantic Regional Sales Manager

from Abby Mycek

In June 2016, Schöck welcomed its New York City and Mid Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, Brent Chancellor, to the team. Brent currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey but is an Oklahoma boy at heart having grown up in a suburb of Oklahoma City riding the range and roping tornadoes for fun.

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06. September 2016

Structural Thermal Breaks: Not Just For Balconies

from Chris Ford



Let’s play a word association game – what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see or hear “structural thermal break?”

There are two common responses to this question: … read more

24. August 2016

Streamlining Lunch & Learns

from Tracy Dacko

When our team sat down together to discuss the Lunch & Learn process for Schöck in North America, one word dominated our conversation: efficiency.  We believe in creating greater efficiency wherever possible; it’s been the guiding principle in our business since our founder, Eberhard Schöck, designed the first thermal break more than 50 years ago. So naturally, when we started fleshing out our process, making it as efficient and effortless as possible was our number one priority.

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09. August 2016

Introducing Chris Ford, Northeast Regional Sales Manager

from Abby Mycek
Above: Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Schöck USA Inc., Chris Ford.

In April 2016, Schock welcomed its first Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Christopher Ford, to its team. A New Jersey native and a Stevens Institute of Technology alum, Chris’ experience studying, living, and working in the Tri-State area makes him both an expert on the region and an exciting addition to the North American team.

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22. July 2016

Thermal Paint: Don’t Believe the Hype

from Mike DeVries
Alton King's attic after being painted with insulating paint
Alton King’s attic after being painted with insulating paint (Photo from

Recently with energy codes getting tougher and tougher, everyone is looking to come up with energy efficient ways to meet these codes. ASHRAE and IECC codes have been recommending continuous exterior insulation for a number of years and in the most recent versions have now made it a requirement. … read more

07. July 2016

Introducing Patrick Chan, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager

from Abby Mycek
Left: Patrick Chan, Northwest Regional Sales Manager Right: Joe Fyock, Inside Sales Manager for North America
Left: Patrick Chan, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager
Right: Joe Fyock, Inside Sales Manager for North America


Patrick M.B Chan has a passion for finding solutions to reducing the environmental footprints of buildings as an effective means of tackling global warming.

After graduating with a Civil Engineering degree (B.A.Sc.) from the University of British Columbia, his primary focus and expertise has been exploring innovative ways to make building envelopes more thermally efficient in order to reduce the overall energy usage from these structures.  … read more

23. June 2016

Introducing Mike DeVries, Midwest Regional Sales Manager

from Tracy Dacko


Hello! My name is Mike DeVries (the last part of my name rhymes with ‘breeze’…like the breeze coming off the Great Lakes). I joined the North American Schöck family in January of this year as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager. I live in Northwest Indiana, about thirty minutes outside of Chicago, and grew up on the South side of Chicago ­– a South side Cubs fan in a White Sox world! … read more