The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) certified the Rmax ECOMAXci Wall Solution for use in commercial buildings. “The ECOMAXci Wall Solution is an insulated water and air barrier system designed to meet the most advanced building codes for water, air, fire and continuous insulation in commercial buildings,” said Martin Heiskell, Rmax president and COO.
The system was rigorously tested by independent laboratories and was certified to meet all NFPA 285, ABAA Air Barrier Assembly and ICC-ES Water-Resistive Barrier acceptance criteria.
“The ECOMAXci solution has been around for a few years and has performed well,” said Roy F. Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, LEED Green Assoc., of Division 7 Solutions, Inc. “It is very gratifying to see a quality manufacturer like Rmax step up and take a component and develop a system that has achieved the rigorous ABAA Listing. This accomplishment took a great deal of management commitment, time and resources to move this technology forward.”
“Combining Rmax’s proven, popular polyiso thermal insulation board, along with Rmax branded tape and flashing, ECOMAXci provides savings of approximately 30 percent in material and labor costs compared to a traditional wall assembly that combines gypsum board, air barrier membrane and continuous insulation” stated Heiskell. “Our ECOMAXci puts it all together in a tested, warranty-protected solution that’s backed by 35 years of insulation expertise and know-how.”
In addition to satisfying the latest commercial building codes, ECOMAXci also offers:
- The highest R-value per inch of any comparable insulation option
- A 20.3 R-Value in a three-inch nominal thickness
- Continuous insulation, preventing thermal leaks associated with steel stud frame walls
- A more efficient design at a great economy
“With current building codes changing, and few sensible options available to architects, builders and contractors, Rmax believes that the ECOMAXci Wall Solution is the ideal way to meet thermal, air, water and fire codes” said Heiskell.