STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAK
Minimizing energy loss and improving building envelope performance.
ARMATHERM: THERMAL BRIDGING SOLUTIONS
The conductive heat transfer due to thermal bridging has been recognized as a
considerable factor in building envelope heat loss.
Armatherm™ has been working with architects and structural engineers in North
America to improve building design details and reduce heat loss due to thermal bridging within the building thermal envelope.
Modeling results show that using Armatherm Z girts results in several
improvements in the thermal efficiency of wall designs, reducing heat flow:
The insulation efficiencies of the wall assemblies increase significantly.
Some as high as 98%.
Higher, effective wall assembly R values are achieved using lower values
of external insulation. For example, to obtain an R value of R-13 minimum
to meet ASHRAE zone 1, steel girts require and external R 20; whereas
Armatherm girts require only R 10.
Cladding wall assemblies can meet the R value requirements of ALL
geographical zones for both ASHRAE 2013 and NECB 2011 energy codes
using Armatherm Z girts.
Reduction in thickness and cost of insulation.
Reduces energy consumption.