Comcast Center in Philadelphia

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Market

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Office buildings

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Philadelphia, PA
United States
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CertainTeed ceiling and insulation products reach new heights in US’ tallest green office building.

The building serves as the headquarters for Comcast Corporation, the largest provider of cable services in the United States with 24.4 million cable customers throughout the country. Towering over the Philadelphia skyline at an amazing 58 stories (975 feet), the city’s new Comcast Center is a high-performance sustainable building, with an abundance of features that will conserve energy and reduce impact on the environment.

Designed to receive LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Comcast Center uses 40 percent less water than the average office building. A large part of sustainable design is also paying close attention to every component in the building envelope and deciding which building product will provide the most sustainable results in that area. Offering optimum sustainability, seven CertainTeed products were featured throughout this project.

“We had a good experience with the SoftTouch Duct Wrap,” says Eve Carp, Purchasing Agent for Brand Energy Services. “There was no problem handling the product, and all seemed to go well.” “CertainTeed products are an increasingly popular choice for LEED certified projects throughout the United States,” says Peter Dachowski, President and CEO of CertainTeed Corporation. “We are very pleased to have our products featured so prominently in this history-making green building.”
 

  • CertaPro AcoustaTherm Batts enhance thermal performance in exterior walls and reduce sound transmission from room to room contributing to a quieter interior environment. Its excellent, proven thermal performance promotes energy efficiency and provides comfortable interiors at reduced building operating costs.
  • SoftTouch Duct Wrap Insulation is a foil scrim kraft (FSK)-faced flexible fiberglass blanket insulation used to insulate the exterior of rectangular and round heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork. Ideal for green construction projects, it provides thermal efficiency that reduces unwanted heat loss or gain from equipment and ductwork. When properly installed in the correct thickness, SoftTouch virtually eliminates ductwork condensation problems that can often lead to mold and microbial growth.

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