Commercial Architecture February 2018 - 44
Going Green On The Green
Window retrofit increases energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and savings.
Above left. Wausau Window and Wall
Systems' 1297 series S.E.A.L. interior accessory windows were installed from the
building's interior over existing windows.
Right. The building at 195 Church, New
Haven, CT, is undergoing a $6-million energy-efficient window and lighting retrofit.
Photos: Woodruff/Brown Architectural
ocated on The Green in New Haven, CT, 195 Church
pher Vigilante, chief operating officer of Northside Development
is undergoing a $6-million energy-efficient window and
Co., the property-management company for 195 Church where
lighting retrofit. Implementing recommendations from
the business also is a tenant. Currently, the 244,000-sq.-ft., 18-sto-
Globelé Energy, New Haven (globeleenergy.com) and Apogee
ry, Class A office building is 75% occupied with 28 tenants and
Enterprises Inc.'s Building Retrofit Strategy Team, Minneapolis
(apog.com), the property's tenants already are experiencing more
comfortable workspaces. The local building owners, 195 Church
IMPROVING ON HISTORY
Street Associates LLC, are also noticing significant annual energy
Built in 1974 and largely constructed of concrete, the building
savings. The building is on track to earn an estimated $589,000 re-
reflects the materials and style of the era. The original windows
bate from utility provider United Illuminating (UI), New Haven
remain functional, but were manufactured before low-e insulated
(energizect.com), through the EnergizeCT initiative.
glass and improved thermal breaks in the aluminum framing were
"There has not been a capital improvement of this magnitude
to a building in New Haven in many years," observed Christo44
COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE
In addition to the aging windows, the property's all-electric