A Different Approach
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Natural beauty, environmental sensitivity and sustainable architectural elements are evident all around and within 735 Forest, the first project to use the THERMAX™ Wall System. The 35,000 ft2 mixed-use building in Birmingham, Mich., features a bistro, Class A office space, 11 loft-style residences and covered parking.
In addition to achieving LEED certification – attributing significant LEED credits to the THERMAX™ Wall System – Mosher, Dolan, Cataldo & Kelly Commercial (design-build firm, owner and occupant) projected 30 percent to 40 percent energy savings over the original design.
"In my opinion, the THERMAX™ Wall System will become the standard wall assembly for this industry by providing superior insulation and air barrier protection plus penetration sealing," said Steve Marszalek, a principal with Mosher, Dolan, Cataldo & Kelly Commercial. "The system is a well-thought-out approach to enhancing the building envelope. It considers life span and speaks to the type of firm we are and aspire to be."
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|735 Forest||35,000 ft2 new construction|
|Completion||Summer of 2008|
|Architect||Victor Saroki & Associates Architects PC, Birmingham, Mich.|
|General Contractor and Owner||Mosher, Dolan, Cataldo & Kelly Commercial, Birmingham, Mich.|
|Carpentry/Drywall||Dun-Rite Finish Systems, Inc., Shelby Township, Mich.|
|SPF Contractor||MAG Insulation, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.|
|Dow Products Used|
|Wall Assembly||THERMAX™ (ci) Exterior Insulation (15,000 board feet);
WEATHERMATE™ Straight Flashing;
STYROFOAM™ Brand SPF (CM Series)
|Roof Insulation||STYROFOAM™ Brand DECKMATE™ Plus Insulation (4" thick)|
|Other||STYROFOAM™ Brand CAVITYMATE™ Ultra Insulation on stairwells|