SMARTci Continuous Insulation System Overview
Thermal Bridging is the Problem
When metal is used to connect the exterior components of a building directly to the interior framing, this causes a thermal bridge. This thermal path of least resistance allows heat (or cold) to escape, creating a vulnerability for cold spots and allowing moisture problems. Using materials that eliminate the thermal bridge help avoid unnecessary heating and cooling costs.Continuous Insulation by SMARTci is the Solution!
SMARTci was designed to address the inadequacies of other continuous insulation solutions. It's individual parts were created as a simple, complete solution to help you create smarter buildings. Plus, it's the best assembly to help you earn points toward LEED certification.
Unlike other attachment systems, SMARTci has zero thermal short fasteners. It doesn't create cold spots for condensation inside your walls.
It has a universal attachment design for virtually any cladding, and it can be used over multiple surfaces not just stud walls.
SMARTci was created with one goal in mind: to make buildings more efficient. Specially designed to block off heat gaps that other solutions leave, SMARTci's thermal efficiency makes it a long-term investment in your building.What is SMARTci?
SMARTci is an innovative, complete insulation solution. Engineered as a continuous insulation system, SMARTci includes composite girt/attachment members (called GreenGirtTM), insulation, an engineered installation package, and optional accessories.
GreenGirtTM joins the building cladding and insulation to a building structure. It's an insulated composite sub-framing component inside the SMARTci assembly.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: SMARTci is a recyclable building life product that will help in LEED certification. It creates significant energy savings and reduced carbon emissions. GreenGirtTM uses naturally sourced bioresin and recycled glass materials.
UTILIZING PROVEN TECHNOLOGY: SMARTci has been designed via element analysis, fully tested with ASTM and UL agengies and proven in the field. All components and materials in the SMARTci system have been vigorously tested and proven in the construction industry.
GreenGirt™ IS BETTER THAN STEEL: It is superior to steel structurally and thermally. GreenGirtTM is designed to provide the same loading capabilities of a Z girt of equivalent depth. Regular metal girts and through-fasteners create thermal bridging in the insulation system, but GreenGirtTM eliminates these. Furthermore, GreenGirtTM is not susceptible to moisture, corrosion or electrochemical reactions.
NO THERMAL BRIDGING: SMARTci is designed to provide an insulation system free of metal-thermal bridging. By utilizing insulated composite sub framing GreentGirts, the thermal "short circuit" is simply eliminated.What's the Big Deal?
Here are a few points:
- ASHRAE 90.1 Zone specific barrier location (Big Deal)
- ASHRAE 160 specific design passes and exceeds zone specific (Bigger Deal)
- Weatherproof your building 5x's faster than legacy systems, improving the project schedule
- 3 basic pieces to the GreenGirt Simple Z™ System (Really BIG deal)
- Insulated structural composite material specifically engineered for thermal and structural properties
- 3 in 1 Barrier - Air/Water/Vapor
- Eliminates need for weather wrap, building sheathing and sheathing tape
- Air/Water/ Vapor tight (type 1) @ 20 psf
- Structural wind resistance greater than 40 pounds per square foot is possible
- Retains the insulation in the field no fasteners, no blow offs
- Anti-siphon groove eliminates water migration into seam/ both sides
- Steel fastener retention strip - Utilizes industry standard fasteners that tie into adjacent attachment members to create cantilevered compatibility with integrated exterior metal fastening grid that is thermally isolated and increase performance by distributing the loading throughout the composite section
- Force distribution zones FEA designed for optimal strength (radii & variable thickness)
- Can be used on multiple substrates
- Can be used with virtually any insulation and thicknesses
- Universal attachments design for any cladding type
- Proven and thoroughly tested (400+ tests and simulations)
- True Single Pass Insulation system
What kind of engineering support does SMARTci offer?
Every SMARTci package includes either an installation submittal package or custom configurations package. The installation submittal package includes basic layout, details and directions. The custom configurations package contains complete engineered drawings for elevation-specific layout and attachment connections.
Does SMARTci offer design assistance?SMARTci Components and Systems
SMARTci Systems Inc can work with system designers to determine the actual wall assembly values and optimum construction. All SMARTci insulation system R values are determined via ASTM c236 Guarded Hot Box methodology and 3D finite element analysis modeling. All SMARTci insulation systems are designed and engineered to insure optimum performance.
This system includes our insulated fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) GreenGirt™ Clips as sub-furring, to house the CI and provide cladding attachment support. The Clips are installed vertically in a pre-determined grid layout, and connected with horizontal metal sub-furring (by others); this layout must be verified by A2P. The system must be used with a customer-provided weather-resis.ve barrier (WRB) and mineral wool / spray foam insulation. INCLUDED ITEMS: GreenGirt™ Clips, Product Data, Installation Literature, Cladding Review. EXCLUDED ITEMS*: Insulation, Metal Sub-Furring, Shop Drawings, MTO, Fasteners, Accessories, Stamped Engineering Calculations.
This system includes our continuous, insulated fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) GreenGirt™ as sub-furring to house the CI and provide cladding attachment support. They are installed horizontally / vertically and can be used with additional metal sub-furring. The system must be used with a customer-provided weather-resistive barrier (WRB) and mineral wool / spray foam insulation. INCLUDED ITEMS: GreenGirt™, Product Data, Installation Literature, Cladding Review. EXCLUDED ITEMS*: Insulation, Metal Sub-Furring, Shop Drawings, MTO, Fasteners, Accessories, Stamped Engineering Calculations.
SMARTci™ Continuous Insulation System
This system includes our continuous, insulated fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) GreenGirt™ and custom-profiled, foil-faced polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation panels. FRP splines connect the insulation panels, and GreenGirt™ acts as sub-furring to house the CI and provide cladding a4achment support. It is intended to be used with a customer provided weather-resis.ve barrier (WRB). INCLUDED ITEMS: GreenGirt™, Custom-Profiled Rigid Insula. On Panels, FRP Connection Splines, Product Data, Installation Literature, Cladding Review. EXCLUDED ITEMS*: Metal Sub- Furring, Shop Drawings, MTO, Fasteners, Accessories, Stamped Engineering Calculations. SMARTci™
SMARTci™ + Continuous Insulation System
This system includes our continuous, insulated fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) GreenGirt™ and custom-profiled, foil-faced polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation panels. FRP splines connect the insulation panels, and GreenGirt™ acts as sub-furring to house the CI and provide cladding attachment support. The application of required accessories (termination angles, tape, caulk/tube sealant and expanding foam sealant) provides an air/vapor/weather-resistive barrier. INCLUDED ITEMS: GreenGirt™, Custom-Profiled Rigid Insulation Panels, FRP Connection Splines, Shop Drawings & MTO (fee applies), Required Accessories (fee applies), Product Data, Installation Literature, Cladding Review. EXCLUDED ITEMS*: Metal Sub-Furring, Fasteners, Stamped Engineering Calculations.