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Fixing the Javits Convention Center Is A Tall Order, But Will Cut Energy Use By 26%

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Images Credit FXFowle Every year we come to the Javits Convention Center in New York for the big ICFF show, and every year I wonder what it takes to make a convention center less of big honking energy consuming barn. The Javits is particularly awful, with it's failing glass "crystal palace" glass facade and entry and its roof that has leaked since the day it opened. Now FXFowle is fixing the place up; they are installing a new green roof and mechanical systems, but most importantly, they are completely redoing the exterior glazing. The changes will result in a watertight building and produce energy savings of 26%.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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