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Web Exclusive Q&A: The Edge, Atlanta

How does a building team deal with energy efficiency in an old building while maintaining its historic integrity? Author Carmen R. Evans details how this challenge and others were overcome.

The Edge: Atlanta, Ga.

Existing buildings hold tremendous potential for reducing the overall environmental impact of energy used by buildings. One Atlanta design firm sought to prove the possibilities for energy excellence in an existing building by transforming a 1940s former hardware shop. Located in a historic neighborhood undergoing revitalization, the project also exemplifies the complexities involved and care required to maintain ongoing performance in a living, breathing building.

Lessons Learned - The Edge

Gloria Paul   Evaluating Envelope Upgrades for an Existing Building. The existing structure remained in place, so all improvements had to work around any existing features. To ensure proper installation of the specified insulation, infrared thermography was used toward the…

Building Envelope - The Edge

Epsten Group, Inc. Building Envelope Roof Type White thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membrane/vegetated roof area Overall R-value R-32 Solar Reflectance Index 110 Walls Type Concrete block Overall R-value R-22 Windows Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.28 Visual Transmittance 42% Location Latitude…

Building at a Glance - The Edge

Epsten Group, Inc. Building at a Glance Name The Edge, Epsten Group Headquarters Location 399 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta Owner Epsten Properties, LLC Principal Use Offices     Includes Server room, training room Employees/Occupants 50 Expected (Design) Occupancy 50     Percent Occupied…

Building Team - The Edge

Gloria Paul   Building Owner/Representative  Epsten Properties, LLC Architect, Energy Modeler, LEED Consultant  Epsten Group, Inc General Contractor  Deruki Construction Mechanical, Electrical Engineer  Covalent Consulting, LLC Structural Engineer  Nielson-Harrell Structural Engineers Commissioning Agent     LEED-NC v2009  Total Systems Commissioning, Inc…