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|Cabot Aerogel Enhances Daylighting Experience for Green New York City Apartments|
TEN23 architects utilize Solera® glass units with Lumira™ aerogel windows to provide natural light and dramatically improve thermal performance while minimizing energy costs
Solera(R) glass units with Lumira(TM) aerogel provide daylighting capabilities for luxury green apartment building, TEN23 (Photo: Business Wire)
The owners of TEN23 told the architects they wanted to design apartments that were filled with natural daylight, and common terraces filled with trees and lawns, to help create a home that reflects the harmony of the countryside with the excitement of the city.
To help achieve this goal, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects PC
Due to the size of the apartments, it was vital to provide as much
valuable daylight as possible. In order to do this while still complying
with the strict
“We were excited to have an opportunity to showcase
The remaining windows were triple glazed. The combination of Lumira™ aerogel and triple glazed windows ensured that the apartments could have floor to ceiling windows admitting the maximum amount of light while offering superior energy efficiency, excellent sound insulation and building code compliance.
“Using Solera R18 units with Lumira aerogel was a very important
component of the project,” said project architect
In order to meet building code, the south façade of TEN23 required a fire-resistant construction. Rather than build that façade with brick or concrete infill, the architects installed insulated, opaque glass panels with fire-rated systems behind to maintain the scale and pattern of the façade. Where permitted, the architects designed a number of panels with translucent and clear glass to provide privacy and light.
The TEN23 project was designed to be as environmentally friendly as
possible. To achieve this, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects PC
designed the building to be constructed with locally sourced poured
concrete formed with the same architectural forms on each floor. The
exposed concrete adds to the overall modern design of the building and
also helps to regulate temperature. The use of Lumira aerogel and other
environmentally friendly building materials such as these have resulted
in TEN23 earning a Silver Award from the
“As green and sustainable building construction continues to grow, we understand that energy efficiency and sustainability are top of mind for architects in the design and construction of today's buildings,” said Raj Chary, general manager of Cabot Aerogel. “TEN23 is a testament to the need for products that can provide high performance insulation and energy efficiency, while also delivering additional benefits such as natural lighting and noise reduction. Our collaboration with Advanced Glazing is a great example of how our technical partnerships can deliver innovative products containing Cabot's aerogel materials to meet the needs of the market today and in the future.”
What is LumiraTM aerogel?
Sometimes called “frozen smoke,” aerogel is the lightest and best
insulating solid in the world. Lumira aerogel, Cabot’s
branded aerogel, is a hydrophobic aerogel produced as particles. Each
particle consists largely of air, greater than 90 percent, contained in
a structure with pore sizes less than the mean free path of air
molecules, which severely inhibits heat transfer through the material.
Cabot produces Lumira™ aerogel in a state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility located near
Cabot Aerogel is a business of
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