Smart Facade — cost effective insulation for high performing ventilated facades

By Knauf Insulation APAC
April 28, 2023

Smart Facade by Knauf Insulation is a new cost-effective insulation solution with higher thermal performance than traditional non-combustible solutions, and has low levels of embodied carbon, contributing to evolving environmental and sustainability targets.

As part of a ventilated facade system, Smart Facade helps to future-proof buildings by offering improved energy efficiency, protection from external weather elements, noise reduction, and increased comfort. It is weather resistant, non-combustible and is optimised to meet stringent sustainability and energy efficiency ratings.

Smart Facade features an innovative Wind-Wash barrier which mitigates windy conditions and also acts as a first line of defence against moisture. It also features Knauf Insulation’s advanced DriTherm® Technology,  which provides a high-level of water repellence to increase moisture resistance and extend durability.

Smart Facade is manufactured using up to 80% recycled glass and has an excellent thermal conductivity of 0.032W/(mK). It and has been tested and certified to meet the highest quality and safety standards, including the best possible A1 non-combustible reaction to fire classification in accordance with EN 13501-1. It also has EUCEB certification for added reassurance in line with health and safety requirements.

Steve Smith, Products & Systems Manager for Knauf Insulation Asia Pacific Knauf Insulation comments: “We are thrilled to offer Smart Facade, an innovative solution that delivers both functional and aesthetically pleasing facades for buildings. Smart Facade is the most cost-effective non-combustible thermal insulation for ventilated facade systems and delivers superior thermal performance for equivalent thickness when compared to traditional rock mineral wool solutions available in the market. The product also incorporates compression technology to maximise the amount of square metres per pack, resulting in significant cost savings for customers.”

The product has also received Global GreenTag Green Rate Level A certification making it an environmentally friendly option for architects and designers looking for sustainable building material options that meet their specific project requirements.

Knauf Insulation's commitment to sustainability is evident in the engineering of Smart Facade to perform in ventilated facade systems. The product features Knauf Insulation’s ECOSE® Technology, a revolutionary bio-based binder that contains no added formaldehyde, has 70% less upfront embodied carbon than binders used in traditional mineral wool products, and meets the highest environmental requirements. 

Smart Facade is currently available in 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm batts, lined with a black woven veil that protects the product during installation and enhances performance.

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