LAN provided architectural services on the façade of the Chromalloy facility located in Orangeburg, New York. The scope of work included the investigation and alleviation of extensive solar heat gain which resulted in expensive cooling bills during the summer.
LAN used a three dimensional model to determine the time and date of the maximum solar heat gain for the east elevation. The studies allowed LAN to present the owner with a range of cost estimates and a variety of design solutions, ranging from smaller, low-emissivity glazing, to bladed, sun-shading devices.
To help visualize the exterior facade prior to construction, architectural renderings were presented to the Architectural Design District. A cost-effective solution was selected that both updated the building’s appearance and addressed the solar heat gain problem, resulting in reduced summer cooling expenses.
Orangeburg, New York
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