Built on the former site of the New York Shipbuilding Corp., the seven-story building features 58,000 square feet of glass fabricated by JEB, and is serving as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the surrounding area.
Developed by USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, P.A., the 160,000-square-foot headquarters unites a variety of green building principles, including the use of energy-efficient materials, abundant daylighting, and renewable energy, as well as it’s reclamation of a brownfield site.
“One of the goals for this project was to foster creativity by providing a comfortable work environment,” said Paul R. Swartz, AIA, PP, CEO of USA Architects. “The location itself could not have been more ideal. We were able to orient the building to take advantage of floor-to-ceiling glass on the building’s northwest face, which provides abundant natural lighting and sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline and Benjamin Franklin Bridge.”
For the project, JEB fabricated Winduo™ insulating glass units (IGUs) in multiple configurations, featuring low-e Solarban® 60 glass and performance-tinted Pacifica® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass). JEB also fabricated IGUs incorporating Solarban 60 glass and clear glass with a ceramic frit in a custom tropic blue color. R.A. Kennedy & Sons served as the contract glazier for the project.
“By specifying Solarban 60 glass, we were able to improve the building envelope’s solar and thermal performance on all exposures, especially on the south façade, which is exposed to the most solar heat gain throughout the day.”
Opened in February 2018, Holtec International’s headquarters earned LEED® certification at the Gold level. The building joins the company’s 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, which features solar tiles on its roof to provide renewable energy, and 50,000-square-foot warehouse on the campus. In addition to uniting corporate offices and manufacturing facilities with room for expansion, the location on the banks of the Delaware River also enables Holtec International to readily transport its manufactured goods to the rest of the world by offering onsite access to a deep-water port and a rail spur line, as well as a nearby interstate highway.
“The development of the Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus, along with the GrowNJ initiative, is making it possible for private industry to relocate, redevelop, and invest in brownfield sites with the goal of supporting Camden’s economic revitalization and helping it become a heavy manufacturing hub once again.”
For more information on JEB’s architectural glass fabrication capabilities, architectural design services, and LEED certification assistance, visit JEBerkowitz.com.