Tremco Headquarters Undergoes Green Renovation;
Seeks LEED Gold Certification
June 17, 2010
The headquarter location for Tremco Inc. in Beachwood, Ohio is
undergoing a $5 million renovation that the company says will transform
the building into a showcase of sustainability. According to the
announcement, the company intends for the headquarters to become
a U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Gold certified facilities.
Tremco is owned by RPM Building Solutions Group (RPM BSG), a part
of RPM International, and a number of solutions will be provided
by companies that are a part of RPM BSG, including Canam Building
Envelope Specialists (interior air sealing); Increte Systems (decorative
concrete), a division of Euclid Chemical Company, which makes numerous
products for the concrete industry; Tremco Commercial Sealants &
Waterproofing (sealants and gaskets) and Tremco Roofing and Building
Maintenance (vegetated, cool and photovoltaic roofing systems).
Also incorporated into the project will be an Outsulation® insulated
exterior wall cladding system from RPM sister company Dryvit®
Systems Inc. Tremco Incorporated subsidiary WTI will act as general
contractor for the project, which includes the management and training
of all subcontractors.
"This renovation gives us an exceptional opportunity to show
our commitment to sustainability to our customers, staff, suppliers
and others," says president Randy Korach. "We intend to
create a truly high-performance, sustainable facility that integrates
our rich array of corporate solutions and highlights the use of
construction best practices. Our objectives are to improve energy
efficiency and conserve water; reduce operational costs; provide
a safer, healthier facility for our employees; and protect the natural
environment by reducing our carbon output, lowering the local heat
island effect, and recycling and reusing material to keep it from
being hauled to a landfill. The retrofit aligns with our broader
vision for sustainability at Tremco, which involves becoming a global
leader in sustainable development," Korach adds.
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