RENOVATE by Berkowitz, SandRidge Tower Receive Green Design Award

Date: 8 December 2015
J.E. Berkowitz, LP (JEB), announced that the RENOVATE by Berkowitz™ (Renovate) façade retrofit system helped 43-year-old SandRidge Tower in Oklahoma City earn second place in USGlass, Metal & Glazing magazine’s 2015 Green Design Awards.

It’s a great honor for the Renovate system and SandRidge Tower to be recognized with a Green Design Award,” said Darrell Cherry, business development manager for JEB. “As a retrofit project competing against other newly constructed and renovated buildings, SandRidge Tower is a testament to how relatively simple upgrades can drastically improve the energy performance and livability of existing commercial structures.”Oklahoma City-based Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates specified the Renovate system to update the 30-story skyscraper by improving the year-round thermal and energy performance of its original windows.In all, 2,808 windows were retrofitted with the Renovate Platinum Plus II system, which adds a factory-made insulating glass unit (IGU) with two lites of high-performance, low-e glass to the interior surface of the existing single-pane windows.

As configured for SandRidge Tower, the corporate headquarters for SandRidge Energy, Inc., the Renovate Platinum Plus II system features Solarban 60 solar-control glass by PPG and Comfort Select 73 passive low-e glass by AGC Glass Co, as well as the JEB 3SEAL warm-edge spacer and argon gas.

While real-world data on energy savings is still being gathered, eQUEST energy modeling software estimates the energy costs for SandRidge Tower will be reduced by 25 percent. Installation of the Renovate system also helped improve the comfort of employees, reduce penetration of street noise, and minimize landfill waste. In addition, because the Renovate system is installed to the interior surface of existing windows, the building remained completely enclosed throughout the retrofit process, with little-to-no disruption to tenants.

USGlass magazine’s Green Design Awards recognize projects completed in the last 12 to 18 months that feature glass as a key element of the building’s energy-efficient design. Nominees included skyscrapers, low-rises, commercial and non-commercial buildings, newly constructed buildings, and renovation projects.

For more information about how the Renovate system can help cost-effectively improve the energy performance and comfort of aging commercial buildings, visit

About RbB

Renovate by Berkowitz, LLC, (RbB) was established in 2010 by the owners of J.E. Berkowitz, LP (JEB), a leading architectural glass fabricator. JEB manufacturers the RENOVATE by Berkowitz™ window/curtainwall retrofit system at its 253,000-square-foot facility in Pedricktown, N.J. For more information, visit


Renovate by Berkowitz is a trademark of RbB, LLC

600450 RENOVATE by Berkowitz, SandRidge Tower Receive Green Design Award
Date: 8 December 2015

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