College Planning & Management

JUN 2013

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Signifcant renovations to building envelopes work in concert with a range of project types. To take one example, Schwitter and Erik Verboon describe how their frm worked with project architect Kennedy & Violich Architecture and Harvard University, which is renovating and expanding its Tozzer Library while targeting LEED Gold. According to Buro Happold, improvements to the façade "will increase the building's energy performance and provide improved thermal Exterior fre escapes — made obsolete by the insertion of an interior exit stair — were removed and masonry was repaired, repointed, and cleaned. Working closely with the Cambridge Historical Commission, the design team devised a window repair and replacement strategy that balanced preservation, energy effciency, sustainability, and maintenance. For example, in areas of the building dating to 1807, windows were repaired and restored and exterior storm windows were added. Decorative windows in the building's major public space were also repaired, but deteriorated sashes elsewhere in the building were replaced with high-quality insulated glass replacements. This approach maintains Fay's most historic elements and helps differentiate the oldest residential section from the institutional additions made after Radcliffe acquired the building in 1855. To preserve interior fnishes and especially maintain the longevity of the existing masonry, the design strategy focused on reducing energy loss by reducing air infltration, rather than by insulating exterior walls (which can, over time, cause deterioration of historic masonry). CPM comfort" through high-performance features, a "double-skin box window, metal siding over a highly insulated thermal enclosure for the roof," a skylight, and a glass box entrance. Broadly speaking, Schwitter sees a fundamental change in how building owners across sectors are seeing and going about their façade and other building envelope repairs. The trend in the past 10 to 15 years, he says, is "a shift from brick and mortar to energy and performance." It's an encouraging sign that's more than skin deep. CPM Contract 11019 To save you time and money, our government support team will help you reduce procurement lead times, lower administrative costs, and take advantage of our competitively awarded U.S. Communities contract—all while providing free, next-day delivery* on more than 27 ,000 quality maintenance and repair products. It's an honor to serve you. Delivered by professionals. For professionals. FREE. Shop today for thousands of the products you use most made in the USA! | 1-855-526-9473 *On most orders to most areas. © 2013 HDS IP Holding, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ADV-13-7458 JUNE 2013 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 27

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