Looking to improve the thermal comfort and energy efficiency of your project, reducing energy costs for your client or future tenant? External Thermal Insulation (ETI) systems provide the energy efficiency your building requires while responding to increasingly rigorous thermal building standards and norms worldwide. By adopting a sealed exterior layer of insulation, ETI systems allow for less expensive retrofits and renovations of older buildings while also offering a cost-effective insulation solution for new buildings and homes.
For any architect, whether embarking on an entirely new project or looking to renovate an existing building, energy efficient insulation is a priority. City governments and private organizations are looking increasingly to buildings that respond to environmental norms such as LEED, BREEAM or ABCD+. External Thermal Insulation (ETI) systems answer that call by being designed to meet thermal performance requirements like 2012TR (France) as well as future demands for zero net energy and positive energy construction.
Why use an ETI system?
External Thermal Insulation (ETI) systems (also known as External Wall Insulation systems) place insulative material on the exterior of existing walls, with a finished, textured facade added to weatherproof and complete the solution. ETI systems maintain the following four characteristics:
Dramatic reduction in the number of thermal bridges in a building’s structure
Thermal bridges are the main culprit of thermal transfer across a building’s walls, drastically increasing heating and cooling costs.