The greenest Tower in the world choose MotorLink® technology
The Tower at PNC Plaza is the new 800,000 square feet headquarters for the PNC bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Planned as a landmark building, both with regards to design and in terms of environmental friendly solutions, the 32-story tower has a construction budget of approximately $240 million and is expected to exceed LEED Platinum®.
WindowMaster has delivered more than 6300 actuators to control 700 parallel windows in the outer double skin façade and 1450 automated air vents in the inner facade.
From its one-of-a-kind, breathable double skin to its innovative workplace strategy, The Tower drives performance to new levels. The building "breathes" with a double-skin facade: a natural ventilation system that has a glass outer weather and air barrier and an inner layer with automated air vents, a wood curtain wall, and manually operated sliding doors. A series of automatic sensors on both layers open up the building for air when the weather permits.
The main reason for choosing WindowMaster as a supplier for this project is the MotorLink® technology that enables. genuine synchronization of four actuators on one parallel window and exact position control and feedback via the BACnet BMS.
Building owner: PNC Bank
Construction Manager: P.J. Dick
Structural & MEP Engineer: Buro Happold
Sustainability Consultant: Paladino & Company
Window types: 694 parallel windows in the outer double skin façade and 1452 internal air vents.
Automated windows/vents: 6374 actuators on 2146 windows/vents.