Wrigley renovation includes EFCO® for large-scale window replacement project
CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2012 − Chicago’s historic Wrigley building will undergo a facelift designed to help improve its looks and its energy efficiency.
EFCO, a leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum windows, curtain wall, storefront, and entry systems, has been awarded the contract to supply new replacement energy-efficient windows throughout the landmark Wrigley building, prominently located on the Windy City’s famed Magnificent Mile.
Replacement window installation is expected to begin in December of 2012. The project will entail retrofitting more than 2000 of Wrigley’s existing windows with new EFCO windows, including the Series 690 Double Hung/Tilt and the Series 6825 Projected and Fixed products.
“These EFCO historical replacement windows utilize insulating glass units featuring dual silicone sealed argon gas, and a high-performance Low-e coating. “This combination provides excellent daylight transmittance and thermal performance,” according to Dave Hewitt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EFCO.
“We’re thrilled to be working on such an iconic and important piece of Chicago architecture,” Hewitt said. “By replacing the existing windows of the Wrigley Building, we’re helping increase overall thermal performance and energy efficiency, as well as seal the building envelope. Our goal is to make sure we meet the owner’s needs for both window performance and value.”
About EFCO Corporation
Headquartered in Monett, Mo., privately-held professionally-managed EFCO provides innovative customer solutions to satisfy commercial design challenges from historical replication to cutting-edge new construction. EFCO manufactures architectural windows, curtain wall, storefront, and entry systems designed for commercial construction needs sold through independent sales representatives across the United States.
EFCO team members are dedicated to supporting the building community with products, services, and programs that promote outstanding commercial design.
Since its introduction of thermally-improved framing and accessories in the 1970s, energy-efficient products have helped set EFCO Corporation apart from other fenestration manufacturers. The company’s environmental commitment continues to thrive through the use of technology to create energy-efficient solutions. EFCO is a proponent of energy conservation and recycling during manufacturing and is committed to environmental leadership by creating and implementing products and processes that will help support a “greener” world. For more information, visit efcocorp.com or call 417-235-3193.