»Print version PDF 208 Kb | more case studies
and Azon Warm-Light® spacer in the air space—is a vital step toward achieving sustainability in buildings and ensuring healthy surroundings for all patients in healthcare facilities.
About the fenestration products: The glazing in this project was not the typical soft coat low-E that most people associate with energy efficiency. Maryland is located in a climate zone that relies on heating in the winter months. The building designers recognized the advantages of a high solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for this type of architecture and traded that advantage for a slightly higher U-factor. To help offset some of the difference in U-factor while keeping the SHGC and visible light transmittance high (VLT), J.E. Berkowitz, L.P. furnished Warm-Light® by Azon warm-edge spacer into its insulating glass units. The materials in the fenestration assembly achieved a condensation resistance factor (CRF) of 71. In doing so, Shady Grove conformed to recent studies showing the increased health benefits of natural daylighting and lower condensation in hospital settings.
Outcome: Healthcare providers employ a wide range of solutions within their healing environments in caring for patients.
In the building envelope, healthcare providers rely on construction professionals who turn to window manufacturers that provide systems to reduce condensation while providing daylighting for building occupant comfort, health and energy-savings to ensure healthy surroundings for all of the hospital’s patients. Print version PDF (204 KB)
Marisa Lavine (Adventist Healthcare),
Les Seasholtz (Kawneer,)
Bob Price (J.E. Berkowitz, L.P.)
Photo credits: Figure 1 ©Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Figure 2 ©jiunlimited, Figure 3 ©Kawneer
More projects »