Museum of the Bible – Washington, DC

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Museum of the Bible

Washington, District of Columbia
SmithGroup / The PRD Group / C&G Partners / BRC Imagination Arts
Clark Construction / The Green Family
FERO Products Used
FAST Thermal Bracket™ Offset Shelf Angle Support
Museum of the Bible is an eight level, LEED Silver Certified development

This development included major renovations and additions to an historic brick building that was originally a refrigerated warehouse in 1922.  This extensive project required integrated project delivery that was orchestrated by SmithGroup.  Their leadership made it possible for “energy and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering disciplines to collaborate directly and develop a time saving universal building performance model of the building to perform both HVAC equipment sizing calculations and annual simulation of energy cost savings to achieve energy performance targets for LEED certification.” (SmithGroup, 2021. Retrieved here)

FERO FAST Thermal Brackets were used at every floor in the building envelope design to ensure continuous insulation and optimized thermal performance. Using FAST Thermal Brackets enabled the design team to:

  1. Incorporate a thermal break instead of a thermal bridge in the smart, energy-efficient shelf angle design;
  2. Meet or exceed energy code requirements;
  3. Achieve energy and cost efficiencies; and
  4. Provide easy installation for the contractors.
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