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Butler Manufacturing Debuts High-Efficiency Wall Systems For New And Retrofit Building Applications
Kansas City, Mo. — Butler Manufacturing™ has introduced three high-efficiency wall systems that enable community and industrial building decision-makers to prepare for anticipated changes to energy codes. The patented designs of the eShadowall™, eStylWall™ flat and eStylWall fluted wall systems enhance the energy efficiency of new and retrofit building applications.
“Buildings account for 36 percent of energy use in the U.S. and are poised to become an even larger target for consumption-saving initiatives,” said Dave Evers, vice president, research and development, Butler Manufacturing. “Butler’s suite of highly efficient wall systems provides a method for building owners, facility managers and engineers to achieve code compliance and gain operational savings.”
The unique assembly designs of the eShadowall, eStylWall flat and eStylWall fluted wall systems deliver significant life cycle savings. Thermal spacer blocks are field-applied to the panels at structural fastening locations —preventing thermal short circuits, adding depth to accommodate thicker layers of insulation and increasing thermal efficiency. Resulting thermal values are tested and validated through the accredited Guarded Hot Box testing lab at the Butler® Research and Development Center in Grandview, Mo.
Other product benefits include:
Ease of installation — To ensure fast and accurate installation, the eShadowall wall system’s 26-gauge panels and structural members can be factory-punched. The wall panels of the eStylWall flat and eStylWall fluted wall systems lock to conceal fasteners and provide for simple installation.
Functional beauty — Architecturally pleasing exteriors are created by the wall systems. For example, the eShadowall wall system features deep corrugations and semiconcealed fasteners; the eStylWall flat wall system uses fully concealed fasteners for a monolithic surface; and the eStylWall fluted wall system forms dramatic shadow effects on building exteriors.
Durability — A full-strength Butler-Cote™ fluoropolymer finish is standard to the wall systems, with a 25-year finish warranty against blistering, peeling, cracking or chipping.
Contact your local Butler Builder for additional information on these high-efficiency wall systems. Find your independent Butler Builder at www.butlerbuilder.com.
About Butler Manufacturing™
Butler Manufacturing™ provides a comprehensive combination of design-build construction solutions and innovative building technology to the nonresidential market. Every Butler® building solution is backed by unrivaled research and testing, ensuring that Butler building systems perform to the highest standards. Through a network of more than 1,400 Butler Builder® dealers worldwide, Butler addresses the demand for environmentally friendly and energy-efficient design in community, commercial and industrial buildings. Butler is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. For more information, visit www.butlermfg.com.