Tremco Incorporated (Tremco), which has provided building owners and managers with sustainable solutions for decades, is now turning its attention to its own headquarters, originally built in 1970, with a $5 million, top-to-bottom renovation that will transform the building into a showcase of sustainability.
BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Tremco Incorporated (Tremco), which has
provided building owners and managers with sustainable solutions for decades, is
now turning its attention to its own headquarters, originally built in 1970,
with a $5 million, top-to-bottom renovation that will transform the building
into a showcase of sustainability.
Tremco intends that its headquarters becomes one
of the U.S. Green Building
few LEED Gold certified facilities in Ohio.
Tremco Incorporated is owned by RPM Building
Solutions Group (RPM BSG), a part of RPM
solutions will be provided by companies that are a part of RPM BSG, including
Building Envelope Specialists (interior air sealing); Increte
concrete), a division of Euclid
Chemical Company, which
makes numerous products for the concrete industry; Tremco
Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing (sealants and gaskets) and Tremco Roofing
and Building Maintenance
(vegetated, cool and photovoltaic roofing systems). Also incorporated into the
project will be an Outsulation insulated exterior wall cladding system from RPM
sister company Dryvit Systems,
Inc. Tremco Incorporated subsidiary WTI will act
as general contractor for the project, which includes the management and
training of all subcontractors.
“This renovation gives us an exceptional
opportunity to show our commitment to sustainability to our customers, staff,
suppliers and others,” said President Randy Korach. “We intend to create a truly
high-performance, sustainable facility that integrates our rich array of
corporate solutions and highlights the use of construction best
“Our objectives are to improve energy
efficiency and conserve water; reduce operational costs; provide a safer,
healthier facility for our employees; and protect the natural environment by
reducing our carbon output, lowering the local heat island effect, and recycling
and reusing material to keep it from being hauled to a landfill. The retrofit
aligns with our broader vision for sustainability at Tremco, which involves
becoming a global leader in sustainable development,” added Korach.
The renovation’s most noteworthy sustainable
• Four types of sustainable roofing systems
• A vegetated roof featuring local plants.
Low impact lighting and a water capture system will be integrated with the roof,
as will a pathway of recycled materials. Signs will describe the roof’s features
and provide information about the plant
• The ENERGY STAR qualified Rock-It roof
surfacing system, composed of white gravel set in white
• A white, reflective, single ply system
installed beneath a rooftop photovoltaic (PV)
• A thin film rooftop PV system that will be
used to generate electricity for the building.
• A Dryvit Outsulation Plus MD exterior wall
system featuring Dryvit’s TerraNeo finish. The system provides an energy efficient,
insulated façade and can be applied directly to the existing slate, eliminating
the time and potential waste of removing the façade.
• High-performance, double pane, tinted
windows that exceed minimum energy standards. Tremco sealants and gaskets will
be used, as will Tremco’s Proglaze ETA (Engineered Transition Assembly) to
ensure an airtight transition from window to wall.
• New sidewalks, with decorative concrete
from Increte Systems, that will be supported by gravel from one of the
building’s existing roofs.
• A 1.8kW rated wind turbine installed on
the property to help generate electricity.
Numerous interior upgrades such as
ADA-compliant restrooms, interior window treatments, elevator modernizations
with eco-friendly technology and ADA compliance.
• Mechanical/Engineering/Plumbing upgrades
such as a new control system that ensures an accurate operating schedule of HVAC
and lighting as well as improved zone control; modifications to the central air
handling system to enable variable flow, resulting in significant energy
savings; and replacing the cooling tower with a variable speed model that also
eliminates the need for water treatment.
For more information, call 800-562-2728 or visit www.rpmhpbs.com.