EIFS in the Spotlight
This month’s EIFS in the Spotlight goes to Sto Corp’s Knickerbocker Commons, a residential project located in the heart of Brooklyn. The six-story, 24-unit affordable housing structure is only the second in the country to meet the “passive house” standards. The specialized design of the exterior insulation and finish system facade helps to shade the windows from the summer sun, while collecting rays during the winter and providing added insulation capabilities. Current projections estimate that Knickerbocker Commons will use as little as 10% of the energy a normal New York City building of comparable size.
Knickerbocker Commons – 803 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Completed in June 2014
Developer – Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council
Architect – Chris Benedict, RA – New York, NY
Applicator – Alpha Construction, Astoria, NY
EIMA Manufacturer News
BASF launches Platinum CI Wall Systems featuring Neopor Rigid Insulation Board. The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation recently introduced Platinum Continuous Insulation (CI) systems which feature platinum Neopor advanced insulation technology – the latest innovation in insulation from BASF. For more information visit the BASF Website.
Dryvit Systems, Inc. announces release of new Outsulation High Durability Continuous Insulation (HDCI) with a 20 year puncture resistance warranty. HDCI combines an integrated air/water resistive barrier, continuous insulation, reinforced base coat, and virtually unlimited aesthetic options. Find more information here.
Parex USA promotes online Academy to offer education services on EIFS repairs, how to mix acrylic finishes, and more. By registering online at http://academy.parexusa.com you can watch these education videos on application techniques for free!
Sto Corp. has announced the renaming of their exterior wall systems to make building and energy code compliance simple. “Sustainable design and looking forward is important to Sto, so this naming structure is the logical next step for us,” said Tom Remmele, Sto technical director. For more information visit Sto Corp News or this article from Walls and Ceilings Magazine.