JE Berkowitz and Lauren International collaborate for revolutionary new product

Leading architectural glassmaker JE Berkowitz (JEB), has, in collaboration with Lauren International“s Edgetech I.G., Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics, set up a new division called RENOVATE b…

Leading architectural glassmaker JE Berkowitz (JEB), has, in collaboration with Lauren International“s Edgetech I.G., Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics, set up a new division called RENOVATE by BERKOWITZ (RbB). This new division will offer a new, a patent-pending technology that uses existing single-pane units to create an energy-efficient, triple-pane system without the investment of a full replacement. The RENOVATE system, which can be retrofitted over existing glass from the interior of the building for minimal disruption of tenants, can contribute 7 to 31 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points. RENOVATE is designed specifically for commercial retrofitting applications, including office buildings, schools, hospitals and government buildings, that have single-pane, non-operating windows. It“s the perfect product at the perfect time, said Ed Berkowitz, chairman of JE Berkowitz. RENOVATE is up to 35% less expensive than a complete tear-out of window systems and is more thermally efficient. This is due in part to custom components supplied to us by Edgetech and other Lauren International affiliates. RENOVATE is made up of an iDea Seal from Lauren Manufacturing, a custom beauty cap and setting blocks from Lauren Plastics, and a custom version of Super Spacer TriSeal from Edgetech, which providing a seal between the units and helps to ensure optimal efficiencies and the long-term durability of RENOVATE systems. Super Spacer TriSeal is a proven technology used in architectural and captured glazed units worldwide, said Brian Kress, commercial technical specialist for Edgetech I.G. TriSeal was uniquely suited for this application because it provided JEB with a one-stop solution, including adhesive, moisture vapour barrier and desiccant. Lauren International companies have had a long relationship with JEB, and we were all happy to assist with making RENOVATE a reality.