Highbridge Luxury Apartments, Washington DC
The Holladay Corporation worked with us to convert the Georgetown, a former retirement community into a luxury apartment building called the HighBridge. The apartments vary in size, ranging from 350 to 535 square feet.  In fact, the project took two years to complete.  The Highbridge offers luxurious amenities including private units, air conditioning, kitchenettes, a chapel, and a barbershop. For this project team of building scientist installed an air barrier system. An air barrier is a system that’s designed and constructed to control air flow between a conditioned space and an unconditioned space. Air barrier systems solve common building environment problems by creating a seamless moisture barrier with no tears, holes or “mis-lapped” joints, effectively blocking air leakage, and reducing energy costs and the risk of condensation in the wall. Air barriers also protects sheathing and rough openings from weather damage during and after construction. Additionally, air barriers provide the opportunity for pressure-equalized or pressure-moderated wall design. This minimizes the risk of rainwater penetrating through any type of wall assembly. Mineral wool insulation offers thermal insulation. Thermal insulation is an important technology that reduces energy consumption in buildings by preventing heat gain or loss through the building envelope. Mineral wool insulation is also good for controlling noise. Compared to other types of insulation, the stone fiber content provides increased density that effectively reduces airflow and sound transmission. Consequently, mineral wool also effortlessly drains water from cavity walls and is designed for steel stud sizes. Mineral wool is made from natural stone and recycled content.

Highbridge, Washington DC

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