Aluminum, with Platinum Silver painted finish
Architect, Kevin Turkall, recalls "Our idea [for the Consol
headquarters] was to provide a strong design gesture toward the long
history of Consol while using state-of-the-art materials to reflect
future. We knew from the onset we would use metal."
Series 300 symmetrical standing seam metal roofing is the
signature design feature of the main entrance and upper penthouse
of the building, and was a significant influence on the exterior
building appearance from the onset of the design. The warped curved
entrance canopy design, inspired by Consol Energy's corporate logo,
made possible by the curving capabilities of IMETCO and its Series
panel. Curved Series 300 panels are also used to crown the Upper
Penthouse level for mechanical spaces, elevator lobby, open pavilion
space and a conference room.
Approximately 33,000 square feet of
Series 300 provide a stunning aesthetic element that functions as a
high-performance, durable weather barrier. Series 300 panels were
factory-formed, crated and shipped in lengths up to 72 feet, then
field-curved for an exact fit to the radii dimensions of each
vaulted roof area. In order to protect the exterior glass façade
installation, field curving for the upper roof areas was performed on
the concrete deck mezzanine level nearly six stories above ground.
300 was chosen due to its aesthetic, performance, sustainability and
structural characteristics. Many factors contributed to the selection
IMETCO's Series 300 metal roofing system, such as material and finish
options, flashing solutions, LEED applicability, code compliance,
product longevity and weather-tightness.
300's structural properties minimized the amount of supports required
(5-feet o.c.), which resulted in significant cost reductions for
and structural steel. With slopes as low as 3/16:12, Series 300
the leading candidate to provide warranted weather-tightness
Implementing LEED practices into 365,000 square feet
of useable real estate, the building is full of highly efficient
technology and energy monitoring equipment to improve communications
reduce consumption. CONSOL "leads by example" as one of the nation's
largest producers of energy. The new much larger headquarters
will consume significantly less energy than their previous location.
300 metal roofing helped to achieve sustainability by providing a
painted aluminum (light) finish reducing the heat island effect
found with black single-ply roofing systems. It also assisted due to
the recycled content of the product, and the recyclability of the
This project is distinguished by a 2009 metalmag design award, and has been featured in metalmag for green design, as well as DCD magazine.