Featured Project: Vertical Screen
Project Name: Vertical Screen New World Headquarters
Location: Warminster, PA – Bucks County
Architect: Erdy McHenry Architecture, LLC
Structural Engineer: The Harman Group
Project Narative: SURETIGHT INSULATED PANEL CORPORATION PROVIDES (SIP) ROOF PANELS FOR THE FIRST LEED PLATINUM PROJECT IN BUCKS COUNTY, PA Vertical Screen goes Green on the construction of the new 49,600sf corporate headquarters in Warminster, PA. Managed by Ed Shields of IMC Construction, the project was the first LEED Platinum Certified building in Bucks County. Following are some of the features incorporated into the project.
- Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) system heats and cools from the ground up.
- Structural Insulated Panels for the roof to provide insulation within the roof structure.
- Rainwater harvesting system with a 50,000 gallon underground storage tank that will be used to flush low-flow toilets, irrigate interior green walls and site landscape.
- Groundwater infiltration system promotes groundwater recharge through use of rain gardens and flat-bottom infiltration basins.
Suretight Insulated Panel Corporation provided 8 ¼” thick panels with Neopor foam laminated to OSB skins. Neopor foam incorporates graphite to increase the insulating value. Jim Schmucker, of Suretight Insulated Panel Corporation designed the mold to make the curved panels to conform to the unique radius of the roof. The curved panels were fastened to Glulam beams with screws, and splines were used to join the panels together. The panels were left unfinished on the interior building, providing a natural wood look.