RENOVATE by Berkowitz Window Retrofit System
Blue Architect

The Renovate system provides a cost-effective solution for upgrading a commercial building’s existing windows by providing significant energy savings and lower operating costs for a building owner. The Renovate system also creates a quieter interior space by reducing sound transmission through the retrofitted window.

The Renovate system is a proven, tested system with several successful installations. It is installed by certified installers and comes with a 10-year warranty, including two years of labor.

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Significant Energy Savings

  1/4″ Clear RbB Platinum RbB Platinum Plus II RbB Platinum Plus II XL
Visible Light Transmission 89% 63% 56.7% 50%
Outdoor Reflectance 8% 18% 18% 19%
Winter U-Value 1.03 .18 .15 .15
Summer U-Value .93 .19 .15 .14
Shading Coefficient .97 .48 .40 .31
SHGC .84 .42 .35 .27
R-Value .97 5.56 6.67 6.67

Most energy retrofits are considered “simple” or “light” because they focus only on upgrading lighting equipment and adding new motors to the heating and cooling systems.

Unfortunately, this approach leaves bigger savings on the table. For example, updating windows can reduce heating and cooling loads to the point where big-dollar HVAC equipment can be reduced in size and cost, while greatly reducing runtimes and energy consumption.

A more holistic approach considers all major capital upgrades needed in a building over the several years to create higher efficiencies and other benefits.

Upgrades can occur all at once or phased over several years, depending on your budget or financing mechanism. A holistic retrofit can meet all business-as-usual objectives in addition to many other benefits—many more than a simple energy retrofit.

 

Improved Thermal Performance Of Existing Commercial Windows

  • Green Scaffold

    Preserve & Improve

    Historic buildings present architects with some challenges. Because the Renovate system is installed to the interior surface of the existing window, there is little to no effect on the exterior appearance of the building, preserving the architectural details and charm of historic buildings.

  • Green Pig

    Save Money

    All projects are based on costs, so it is important for an architect to provide the building owner with an option that fits within an established budget. The Renovate system can help, as it is less costly and less disruptive to install than traditional rip-out-and-replace window projects. This is especially true if the building is currently occupied, because the system can be installed with little...

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  • Green Tree

    Go Green

    The Renovate system is an innovative, green solution for improving the thermal performance of an existing window. Installing the Renovate system at a building can contribute a minimum of four points towards LEED certification, and help boost ENERGY STAR ratings. The glass products used in our system also are Cradle to Cradle certified

Historic buildings present architects with some challenges. Because the Renovate system is installed to the interior surface of the existing window, there is little to no effect on the exterior appearance of the building, preserving the architectural details and charm of historic buildings.

All projects are based on costs, so it is important for an architect to provide the building owner with an option that fits within an established budget. The Renovate system can help, as it is less costly and less disruptive to install than traditional rip-out-and-replace window projects. This is especially true if the building is currently occupied, because the system can be installed with little to no disturbance to everyday activities, eliminating the time and cost of temporarily relocating tenants..

The Renovate system is an innovative, green solution for improving the thermal performance of an existing window. Installing the Renovate system at a building can contribute a minimum of four points towards LEED certification, and help boost ENERGY STAR ratings. The glass products used in our system also are Cradle to Cradle certified

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400 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Completed Sept 2011

The owners of 400 Market Street were looking for a holistic solution to improving the overall energy performance/savings of their 12 story building.  They had done the typical building energy upgrades; upgrade the HVAC system, upgrade the lighting,...

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