Green construction materials and methods are not just the latest craze.
They are viable solutions to real challenges. And because we understand that the environmental cost in construction is an increasingly important factor, Architectural Building Systems supplies architects, builders, contractors, and building owners with energy-saving building materials that are attractive, high performing and come with far-less environmental impact than general-purpose materials.
Our products strongly emphasize:
- Energy efficiency – Sustainability – High Performance – Recyclability – LEED point achievement – Quality of Life
- Our product manufacturers are affiliated with the USGBC and the Greenguard Environmental Institute for Certification of Indoor Air Quality. Products also comply with ASHRAE and IECC requirements, and ISO standards.
At ABS our green philosophy is best summarized by the phrase, "small environmental impact, huge benefit."
Introduced by ABS in 1981, Dryvit's family of Outsulation Systems are engineered, rigorously tested, Code compliant, exterior claddings that provide beauty and protection for the vertical wall surfaces of the building envelope. Most importantly, and as the name suggests, they are highly energy efficient insulated cladding systems that place insulation on the outside of the wall, where building science shows it to be the most effective.
To learn more, visit the Dryvit US website.
Portland cement plaster or Stucco systems are great exterior claddings with proven track records. Used in both residential and commercial construction, Stucco wall systems offer many benefits. They are durable, tough, impact resistant and long-lasting. Stucco offers design flexibility with architecture and is complementary with other building materials. Designers have many choices in the selection of color and texture. Stucco is also fire resistant as the base material is portland cement. Best of all may be that Stucco is an extremely affordable, sustainable and low maintenance exterior cladding.
Nichiha Fiber Cement Panels are an innovative and unique choice for your exterior wall. As a rainscreen hidden fastener system Nichiha provides performance and a sleek beautiful look that will stand out in the crowd. Imported from Japan, this cladding option was introduced by ABS in 2013 and has been growing in popularity ever since. Nichiha opens up the "Power of Possibilities" with its different lines and looks of Architectural Wall Panels that all use the same homogeneous system, allowing one installer to install multiple different looks at the same time.
Visit the Nichiha USA website to learn more