Syntheon, Inc., a building science company specializing in high-efficiency building envelope systems, announced a new, heavy-gauge upgrade of its highly successful accel-E® Steel Thermal Efficient Panel (S.T.E.P.) wall system. The new panel was designed specifically for the commercial construction market, where the S.T.E.P. system has already proven very popular among building owners, architects and contractors. The accel-E® S.T.E.P. wall system is manufactured by fusing cold-formed steel framing components and expandable polystyrene (EPS) insulating panels together into a single continuous system. In the new panel, the steel framing members are upgraded to heavy 16-gauge steel. The company also continues to offer its original accel-E® S.T.E.P. panel system, as well, in both 5½-inch and 8-inch thicknesses. The 4-foot wide panels can be manufactured to virtually any height, limited only by transportation considerations.
By fusing steel framing components and EPS insulation into a single system, the accel-E® S.T.E.P. system eliminates air infiltration and provides a continuous energy envelope that outperforms conventional framing and insulation, helping to reduce energy costs for heating and cooling while meeting the new, more stringent, energy code requirements. The steel framing members are made of recycled steel and are themselves recyclable. For more information, visit www.accel-E.com.