J. E. Berkowitz L.P. Helps to Revitalize Wilmington's Riverfront on Delaware's Largest LEED Project

Glass fabricator J. E. Berkowitz L.P., of Westville, N.J. is working with the glazier APG International of Glassboro, N.J. on Delaware's largest LEED project. One Christina Crescent will feature more than 88,000 square feet of Pilkington Arctic Blue Eclipse Advantage reflective glass in combination with a half-inch black air spacer and high performance PPG Solarban 60 low-E coated glass in insulating units. This new six-story, 280,000 square-foot crescent-shaped office/retail building designed by Moeckel Carbonell Associates Inc. of Wilmington, Del., is part of a redevelopment of the abandoned industrial area along the bank of the Christina River in Wilmington.

J. E. Berkowitz produced the insulating units with a maximum roller-wave distortion tolerance of .003 or less, and half of the recommended ASTM 1048 C for bow and warp tolerance. APG International has started to glaze these units into the office building, which is scheduled for completion in April 2007.

J. E. Berkowitz also is supplying 10,000 square feet of Pilkington Energy Advantage low-E/clear standard and laminated insulating glass units for 2 Christina Crescent, the parking garage adjacent to the office building. It will be glazed by Zephyr Aluminum of Lancaster, Pa.

According to J. E. Berkowitz, Christina Crescent will be Delaware's largest project to attain LEED certification. Both the office building and the 420,000 square-foot parking garage will be constructed on a former Brownfield site using sustainable building techniques and materials including a vegetated roof, native landscaping and a water reclamation system.

"We are truly honored to be a part of the revival of Wilmington's Riverfront," says Robert Price, J. E. Berkowitz L.P. director of sales. "We embrace the opportunity to support the sustainable building movement and LEED projects like this throughout the country, helping us to maintain the steady growth of our business."

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