If You Can Install a Thermal Break Here, You Can Install it Anywhere!from Matt Capone
Schӧck Isokorb® has made a (thermal) breakthrough in New York City: Isokorb ® has been successfully installed in the first thermally broken balcony in the big Apple. Schӧck USA recently received NYC DOB approvals for the Isokorb® module and now a flag has been planted in Manhattan.
In early 2012, we had the first steel thermal break connection at Fulton Street Transit station. And while Isokorb® has been installed globally, with over 10 million thermal break units, over a span of more than 20 years, a concrete thermal break project in New York City is an accomplishment in which we are proud!
The first concrete thermal break in NYC is at the Chelsea Green Development. Located at 151 West 21st Street, the project is expecting to be LEED Version 3 Gold‐certified, and is designed by Architect Stephen B. Jacobs Group and structural engineering by WSP Cantor Seinuk.
The 14 story, 74,000 sq.f concrete structure features 51 luxury residential units, and is “designed to be a better way to live, with an emphasis on wellness and the most advanced and stat-of-the-art systems to maximize energy efficiency, resource conservation and indoor air quality” states Alfa Development via http://www.alfadm.com/projects/29
Alfa Development chose to incorporate Isokorb® thermal break technology to enhance the energy performance of their building.
They are utilizing concrete to concrete Isokorb® modules in the balconies on the 11th thru 14th floors. The balconies are cantilevered out 7 ft , and are a standard thickness of 8″ concrete slabs.
Schӧck USA has been on site providing coordination assistance and support to the installation team, DJM Construction. Coordination and collaboration has been a smooth process with the design team and on site construction managers.
From the balconies are views of the newly topped of Freedom Tower to the South and the Empire State building to the North.
We are working on several other projects in New York City which have specified Isokorb® thermal breaks for upcoming projects in 2013 and beyond. We are proud to be contributing towards improving the efficiency of buildings in NYC and across the US.