Schemmer’s Scott Heaney, AIA, quoted in MBJ article: Energy-efficient building design easy on environment, saves on expenses
Midland’s Business Journal | May 30, 2014
Energy-efficient building design easy on environment, saves on expenses
SCHEMMER’S senior project architect and commercial market leader, Scott Heaney, AIA, was quoted in the Midland’s Business Journal article from May 30, titled, Energy-efficient building design easy on environment, saves on expenses. SCHEMMER works in the office and tenant commercial market, concentrating on the building envelope, walls and roof, and mechanical engineering of a project.
The article mentions how building designers are utilizing sustainable methods to provide energy savings benefits to the clients they serve. From lighting design to ground source heat pumps and indoor air quality, energy-efficient technology affects any company’s bottom line.
“In my market, the owners want as much glass as possible with the same exposure and the same views no matter where you’re sitting in the building,” Heaney said. “This flies in the face of sound design where different areas of the building are treated differently.” SCHEMMER uses technology to decrease the energy drain caused by windows.
Heaney also mentions high performance glass that is used to produce the best light quality through a silkscreen frit that has dots of paint that are bonded to the surface of one of the faces of the glass pane. Overall, this reduces glare and works to conserve energy. “You can decide how many dots you want on an area of glass,” Heaney said. “Close up you can see them, but more than three feet away they aren’t visible to the normal eye. The SAC headquarters has a silkscreen frit.”
There is also a fluid-applied air barrier that is widely used as a continuous product that can be rolled on the glass. “It’s somewhat self-healing, so when you screw or nail through it, it has properties to seal around that,” Heaney said. “It keeps the building a lot tighter, and its consistency and thickness are more controlled to minimize air infiltration through cracks.”
To read the full article, turn to page 10 of the Midland’s Business Journal, May 30 edition, titled, Energy-efficient building design easy on environment, saves on expenses.
To discover more about the commercial market that Scott Heaney, AIA, works in, click here.