1. FreMarq Innovations provided thermal simulations and images, dew point analysis, details of the existing conditions of both options 1 and 2, and pricing of both options 1 and 2.
2. Leach Wallace Associates, the consulting engineer, provided the mechanical recommendations for the existing envelope and glazing option, using the information provided by FreMarq. The environmental conditions were provided by the owner.
3. The architectural firm provided the analysis and details of the existing conditions, as well as recommendations and details needed to bring the existing condition of the envelope up to current code. This included insulating the existing stone panels. The architects also created and presented the information for the owner.
Design Team recommendation
Thermal simulations and dew point analyses were run using Therm 7.4 and Windows 7.4. The results were provided to Leach Wallace Associates for determining the mechanical requirements for each option, along with the costs (savings) as compared to the baseline. The architects and Leach Wallace Associates, both separate entities from FrēMarq Innovations, concluded that Option 2 was the most logical choice in terms of performance and cost. The ownership group concurred.