DensElement Inverted Wall System





 Interior Finish (vapor permeable)--
 Interior Gypsum Board Type X
 Metal Stud (18 GA. Min. @16” O.C.)- -
 Stud Cavity Insulation (Optional)*-Fiberglass Batt
Continuous Insulation*Dow2 1/2" Styrofoam Ultra XPS
 Exterior Gypsum SheathingGeorgia Pacific DensElement
 Liquid FlashingProsocoR-Guard FastFlash
 Cladding Attachment SystemKnight WallHCI System
 Rainscreen Cladding* -NFPA 285 Compliant

* Product recommendations are based on Type I-IV construction requiring NFPA 285 assembly acceptance criteria compliance per IBC 2015 Section 2603.5.

** Note that specific conditions are required at the head detail of fenestration openings to maintain NFPA 285 compliance.

Assembly Performance:

(proposed clear wall U-Factors are approximately 8% | 33% better than code and have 92% | 79% thermal effectiveness)

 Clear Wall

Code Minimum
(IECC 2015 - Metal Framed)


Design R-Value: aR-13 + R-7.5ciR-14ci  |  R-19 + R-14ci
Total R-Value:N/AR-18.75  |  R-36.70
Effective R-Value:cN/AR-17.23  |  R-28.90
Design U-Factor: a, bU-0.064U-0.059  |  U-0.043
Effective U-Factor: cN/AU-0.058  |  U-0.035
Assembly Air Permeability0.04 cfm/ft2 @75Pa0.01 cfm/ft2 @75Pa

Clear wall meets energy code thermal requirements without stud cavity insulation.

Clear wall U-Factor is based on the stud size & spacing noted above and is calculated per IECC 2015 & ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Appendix A.

Clear wall effective thermal performance is based on the stud size & spacing noted above, manufacturer literature and industry studies on the thermal performance of facades.


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