Benefits of continuous insulation and lack of thermal bridging explained as critical to meeting ASHRAE 90.1 requirements.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — AltusGroup, a North American network of 16 precast concrete manufacturers, has issued a technical brief outlining how its CarbonCast Enclosure Systems mitigate heat transfer and energy loss. The five-page brief explains how CarbonCast provides superior performance over conventional precast concrete wall panels through the use of C-GRID carbon fiber grid shear truss connectors.
The technical brief details how wythe connectors and insulation work together to provide thermal efficiency and continuous insulation (c.i.) to meet ASHRAE 90.1 requirements. Drawings and manufacturing photos illustrate how CarbonCast products are designed and manufactured to provide outstanding thermal performance.
The last section of the technical brief includes actual thermographic measurements of installed exterior walls taken with thermal imaging cameras to show the effectiveness of the CarbonCast Enclosure Systems in eliminating unwanted heat transfer.
AltusGroup precast concrete manufacturers have installed more than 28 million square feet of CarbonCast wall and deck surface area on over 700 structures since introducing the technology in 2004.
The first-ever international partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the award-winning CarbonCast® line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than two dozen structural and architectural locations in the United States, the 16 North American and three international AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select CarbonCast products. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.
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