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Kingspan Kooltherm premium insulation boards help improve thermal performance of sustainable multifamily complex.

The Project

Located along the Hudson River in West New York, New Jersey, just minutes from Manhattan, the Green House on 56th Street is an energy efficient “boutique” multifamily complex designed with sustainability in mind. Opened in early 2019, the 20-unit building features units ranging from 856 to 1,368 square feet and is within walking distance of many of West New York’s shopping and dining venues. The Green House was designed by CPA Architecture and constructed by 56th Street Inc. using cutting-edge green building technology.

In order to increase the Green House’s thermal performance and minimize heating and cooling costs for tenants, a multitude of high performance products provided by Allied Metal were used. Kingspan’s 2 inch Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen and K10 Soffit insulation boards lent a hand in helping the complex achieve exemplary thermal resistance values.

West New York, New Jersey
Building Type:
Residential - Multifamily
CPA Architecture
Allied Metal
Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board

Kingspan Kooltherm K10 FM Soffit Board
7,800 sq ft of Kingspan Kooltherm K10 FM Soffit Board was also used to improve the private parking garage’s thermal performance. Kingspan Kooltherm K10 FM Soffit Board is a premium performance insulation product used for structural ceilings. It has a fiber–free rigid thermoset phenolic core with a glass tissue based facing on its front surface and low emissivity composite foil on its reverse surface which is. The product achieves an R-value of 16 on 2 inches, higher than any commonly used insulation. It resists both moisture and water vapor ingress, has outstanding fire and smoke performance and is easy to handle and install. Kingspan Kooltherm K10 FM Soffit Board will provide the structure with long term, reliable thermal performance for its lifetime.
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To create a layer of continuous insulation that could achieve high thermal efficiency, 22,000 sq ft of Kingspan’s Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was used. Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board  is a premium performance insulation, suitable for use in rainscreen cladding systems. It has a fiber–free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core which is faced on both sides with a low emissivity composite foil facing. It is easy to handle and install, is resistant to the passage of water vapor, unaffected by air infiltration, and provides superior fire performance.

Kingspan Koolthern K15 Rainscreen Board’s superior thermal performance was able to provide the building with an additional R-value of 16 on 2 inches, which helped the building’s entire wall assembly to achieve an R-value of R-35.

“Kingspan’s Kooltherm was able to provide a cleaner look and smoother finish for the soffit as opposed to what you normally see with spray foam insulation,” said Alex Somohano, President of Waterproofing and Building Solutions. “The Green House’s owner and general contractor were extremely happy with Kooltherm’s ease of installation and overall performance.”

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