Dryvit Systems, Inc., a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) has introduced the ReVyvit by Dryvit program to help facility owners, architects, and engineers capture energy savings and revitalize buildings through renovation with Dryvit’s Outsulation® systems and other renovation products.
To help lead the new initiative, Dryvit hired Chuck Bundrick, a veteran of the EIFS and construction industry, to serve as Dryvit’s National Manager of Renovation and Modularization. Bundrick has joined a team of Dryvit professionals that will help
Bundrick has joined a team of Dryvit professionals that will help building owners and their design and engineering consultants address the critical issues associated with building envelope renovation, including decisions about transformation of the building exterior through the use of Dryvit’s high performance finishes that look like brick, granite, stone, and even metal panels.The renovation team will also help identify financing options through programs like PACE and assist owners in accessing the specialized services often needed in renovations such as third-party inspectors, forensic engineers, and energy analysts.
The renovation team will also help identify financing options through programs like PACE and assist facility management professionals in accessing the specialized services often needed in renovations such as third-party inspectors, forensic engineers, and energy analysts.
Says Dryvit Systems, Inc. CEO, Mike Murphy, “Through our ReVyvit by Dryvit program, we’ll help connect the building owner with the information and experts he’ll need to develop a comprehensive renovation plan that delivers the building appearance desired with the greatest possible energy savings.”
Dryvit has seen firsthand how the savings generated by the use of its Outsulation® systems are being used to help finance major renovation projects through energy performance contracts. Energy performance contracting is a form of financing for capital improvement which allows energy upgrades to be funded from the projected stream of energy cost reductions.
For the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Housing Authority, this financing vehicle made it possible for Honeywell Building Solutions to finance a significant portion of a $21 million renovation of the Jackson Tower senior housing building (seen here) that had previously stalled for lack of funding. The project is slated for completion later this year.
Another factor driving increased renovations are changes to the IBC and IECC model codes and the ASHRAE Standards that have led many states to update their local building codes to require the use of continuous insulation (CI) in new construction and for renovations that exceed a certain threshold. Dryvit’s Outsulation® systems combine an air/water-resistive barrier, CI, a reinforced lamina and an array of finishes.