NYSE Building Gets Energy-Efficient Window Retrofit - Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal

NYSE Building Gets Energy-Efficient Window Retrofit

October 4th, 2011 | Category: Industry News

The windows of the New York Stock Exchange building, a designated National Historic Landmark, have received an energy-efficient upgrade. Serious Energy Inc.’s SeriousGlass commercial glass was installed recently in the 104-year-old building to help reduce energy use while maximizing natural daylighting and improving year-round comfort. According to the announcement, the SeriousGlass retrofit will increase the thermal performance by almost 60 percent and reduce solar heat gain by 40 percent compared to the original glass.

Approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission, SeriousGlass enables high energy performance for the building without altering the aesthetics or integrity of the building’s historic exterior. The same SeriousGlass technology was utilized for the retrofit of all 6,514 windows of the Empire State Building.

“The New York Stock Exchange has a long and ongoing commitment to sustainability and we are proud to now call Serious Energy one of our partners in this endeavor,” says Duncan Niederauer, chief executive officer, NYSE Euronext. “The new high R-value glass system provided by Serious Energy above the trading floor will improve our energy efficiency and provide another example of our commitment to sustainable operations.”

“We are exceptionally proud to deliver unequaled performance and comfort to the New York Stock Exchange building with our SeriousGlass technology,” said Ian Sullivan, general manager of Windows Division, Serious Energy Inc. “We see an increasing understanding and action on the part of progressive building owners to fix the weakest link in buildings, the windows and glass. The New York Stock Exchange is another great example of the savings and comfort benefits possible with SeriousGlass, even in such a historic building.”

“This landmark project represents another achievement in our company’s history, signaling our continued growth within the global marketplace,” said Kevin Surace, CEO, Serious Energy Inc. “Our existing buildings dominate our energy waste, savings potential, and overall carbon footprint. It is estimated that 75 percent of New York City’s carbon emissions stem from energy used in buildings. With cost-effective, advanced products such as SeriousGlass and iWindow, there is no excuse for not making our buildings use less energy, be more comfortable, and enhance overall health and efficiency in the working environment.”

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