With 33% of energy loss in the U.S. occurring through heating, cooling and operating commercial buildings
Lighter weight Metal Stud Crete® panels may contribute toward achieving additional LEED points
Recycled Content MR 4.0
Steel studs, MSC connectors and reinforcing mesh contain between 30.47% and 80% recycled content, 23.5% to 30% post consumer scrap, 6.4% to 70% pre consumer scrap (depending on the steel manufacturer). Concrete may contain fly ash when required.
Regional Materials MR 5.0
Cement, sand, aggregates, and steel studs are locally extracted materials. MSC panels are fabricated on the job site or in a plant within 500 miles of the project in the USA.
Optimize energy performance
Steel stud cavities may be insulated with various insulation products. Exterior joints are backer rod and caulked.Spray on Foam insulation can achieve R-7 per inch, and when applied to the inside of the MSC panel can work its way through the knock outs in the open web studs, and into the Air Gap between the framing and concrete . creating a Thermal Break , and optimizing energy performance.
See Framed and Insulated under product section.