Brief illustrates how design and resiliency of insulated precast walls provides environmental benefits over time.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (February 24, 2015) — AltusGroup, a North American network of 19 precast concrete manufacturers, several International Affiliates and select Innovation Partners has published a technical brief outlining how insulated precast wall systems provide a sustainable exterior envelope solution by allowing buildings to reduce energy usage and costs.
The brief also discusses the resiliency benefits of the concrete enclosure systems. Precast concrete — and specifically CarbonCast technology featuring carbon fiber grid wythe connectors — is designed to withstand harsh weather and remain durable over time to extend the product’s lifespan. This, along with sustainable manufacturing practices, can reduce a building’s carbon footprint while enhancing long-term cost effectiveness.
The five-page PDF also highlights the evolution of building standards such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification and Green Globes International (GGI) and how they influence product selection.
Six other AltusGroup technical briefs are available on topics including insulation, thermal performance and designing for educational applications.
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. The 19 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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