Renovate by Berkowitz Selected to Update Historic Buffalo High-Rise

Revolutionary window retrofit system meets requirements set by historic designation The RENOVATE by Berkowitz™ (Renovate) window retrofit system is being used to update the 20-story Tishman Building at 10 Lafayette Square in Buffalo, N.Y.

The retrofit is part of a $41-million renovation that is transforming the nearly vacant office building into a mixed-use complex.     

The 55-year-old building was named to the National Register for Historic Places in 2012. According to project architect Jonathan Morris of Carmina Wood Morris, P.C., a Buffalo-based firm, the historic designation posed a significant hurdle.

“We wanted to replace the original glazing with a new, insulated curtain wall that was fabricated to match the profile of the original,” Morris said. “However, because the building was an historic restoration, we were required to maintain the existing façade and original glass. At the same time, we wanted to update the building and improve its energy and thermal efficiency, while reducing street noise from the light rail line out front. The Renovate system was exactly what we were looking for to meet all of these requirements and goals, and earn tax credits.”

Each of the building’s 760 single-pane windows is being retrofitted with the Renovate Platinum Plus II system, adding two lites of high-performance, low-e glass to the interior surface of the existing windows.

Once complete, the 140,000-square-foot building will feature a 124-room hotel, 18 market-rate apartments, a restaurant, and corporate offices for The Hamister Group, which owns the building. The project is expected to be complete by October 2014.

For more information on how the Renovate system can help improve 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 retrofit system at its 200,000-square-foot facility in Pedricktown, N.J. For more information, visit

Renovate by Berkowitz is a trademark of RbB, LLC.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Rising

For more information on how the Renovate system can help improve aging commercial buildings,



Darlene A. Hatton

Marketing Coordinator

856-456-7800 x209

600450 Renovate by Berkowitz Selected to Update Historic Buffalo High-Rise
Date: 31 January 2014
Source: Renovate by Berkowitz, LLC,

See more news about:

Others also read

For overview analysis, the report introduces Fire Glass basic information including definition, classification, application, industry chain structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc   Browse Full Report With TOC @ international and China market analysis, the report analyzes Fire Glass markets in China and other countries or regions (such as US, Europe, Japan, etc) by presenting research on global products of different types and applications developments and trends of market, technology, and competitive landscape, and leading suppliers and countries’ 2009-2014 capacity, production, cost, price, profit, production value, and gross margin.
Dubai Investments (DI) CEO Khalid Bin Kalban has revealed that the Company seeks to examine several expansion opportunities in 2015.
This report was created for strategic planners, international executives and import/export managers who are concerned with the market for nonwired glass sheets of float glass and surface ground or polished glass.
New Business to Support Company's Growing Presence in East and Central African Markets - H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase Continental Products Limited, a provider of industrial adhesives in East and Central Africa.
"Opportunity in the Indian Glass Market - 2014 : Market size, Market share, Market landscape, Market trend analysis, Growth drivers, Future opportunity, Future forecast" provides an insight into the Indian Glass current market scenario, structure and practices.
Coinciding with the fulfillment of the ARTESUN project´s first year (November), the third Project Meeting took place at Corning headquarters in Avon, France    Funded by the European Comission through its Seventh Framework Programme, ARTESUN Project aims to develop organic photovoltaic solar cells (OPV) through the implementation of three full-scale prototypes.

Add new comment