TerminologyWhat is Continuous Insulation?

September 29, 2020
What is continuous insulation

Continuous insulation, also known as CI, is defined by ASHRAE 90.1 as “insulation that is continuous across all structural members without thermal bridges other than fasteners and service openings. It is installed on the interior, exterior, or is integral to any opaque surface of the building envelope.”

 

How is continuous insulation different from standard insulation

Standard insulation is installed between the framing, while continuous insulation is installed alongside the framing to provide an uninterrupted thermal barrier. Continuous insulation products can also provide an air, vapor, and weather-resistive barrier (WRB) for a building, providing a 3 in 1 building envelope solution.

 

Why should continuous insulation be used

Continuous insulation works to improve a building’s energy efficiency through the elimination of thermal bridging. The improvement in energy efficiency will directly correlate with decreased energy costs to heat and cool the building, lowering the monthly operating costs.

 

The SMARTci continuous insulation difference

SMARTci Systems offer continuous insulation systems, including the 3 in 1, 2.5 in 1, 2 in 1, and 1 in 1 GreenGirt. These systems eliminate thermal bridging and provide best practice for buildings with a continuous insulation system.

SMARTci can be installed as much as 5 times faster than traditional systems, saving you time building.

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Engineered as a continuous insulation solution, SMARTciTM provides best practice for buildings with a continuous insulation system. Patented GreenGirtTM provides a thermal break and mounting platform for cladding applications. It is an open design that works with almost any substrate, insulation and cladding.

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Engineered as a continuous insulation solution, SMARTciTM provides best practice for buildings with a continuous insulation system. Patented GreenGirtTM provides a thermal break and mounting platform for cladding applications. It is an open design that works with almost any substrate, insulation, and cladding.

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