Cooley highlights importance of advanced technologies in commercial building retrofits
Cooley Group announced the contribution of its proprietary energy efficient C3® roofing product to the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Technology Showcase. Located in the City of Boston’s Innovation District, the CSE Showcase is a first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building that highlights sustainable technologies.
Under the partnership, Cooley is one of 35 companies that have contributed a combined total of $2.7 million in advanced building energy technologies and services for the new “living laboratory.”
“As a company that leads the world in developing innovative, sustainable solutions for the engineered membrane and commercial graphics markets, Cooley is delighted to have been selected to partner with Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, and showcase our C3® roofing product alongside so many other esteemed companies,” said Dan Dwight, president and CEO of the Cooley Group.
Cooley C3® incorporates DuPont Elvaloy®, is inherently fire retardant and offers exceptional chemical and microbial growth resistance with wick-resistant industrial strength polyester scrim and a patented aramid reinforced edge. Cooley C3® is 100 percent recyclable into new Cooley C3® roofing products.
Fraunhofer CSE is performing a deep energy retrofit and renovation of the 100-year-old building at 5 Channel Center in Boston. The project will help technology developers prove their products and will showcase these technologies in a state-of-the-art exhibition and educational space open to the public.
“…We are committed to making the building a venue where everyone—from seasoned architects and construction executives to students still deciding their future career paths‐can visualize the performance and potential of the technologies incorporated into the building,” said Nolan Browne, managing director of Fraunhofer CSE. “Our goal is to present the information in innovative ways that engage visitors and create demand for these energy-saving systems and sustainable products in the market.”
Founded in 1926, Cooley Group designs, develops and manufactures flexible, sustainable fabrics used in applications including outdoor advertising; water, fuel and chemical containment; military; and commercial roofing initiatives. Headquartered in Pawtucket, R. I. and with multiple manufacturing facilities across the United States, Cooley Group markets and distributes its products in over 20 countries.
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is a US non-profit applied research and development organization dedicated to the commercialization of clean energy technologies. Fraunhofer CSE engages in collaborative R&D with private companies, government, and academic institutions, performing research that broadly benefits firms, industries, and society