SHIELD™ Panels Buildings - Lifetime of Benefits for Owners & Occupants
Guardian Structural Technology is committed to helping owners meet their high-performance building needs with a structural envelope system that provides superior technical, environmental, and financial benefits for the building's life. SHIELD™ Panels buildings deliver not only short-term construction cost savings but long-term environmental and financial benefits as well.
SUSTAINABLE - components made from 100% recyclable material.
HEALTHY - panels do not let off toxic gasses and do not mold or attract pests
INSULATED - provide R Values of up to R- 50.
ENERGY EFFICIENT - reduces heating and cooling costs for the life of the structure
LOAD-BEARING - engineered-stamped to ensure true structural integrity.
DURABLE - panels never break down.
Passive building consists of design principles used to attain a measurable level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level in any type of building. We are the first, and currently the only, panel system in the US that is certified by the Passive Housing Institute US (PHIUS).
The 5 Passive Housing Scientific Principles
1. Employs continuous insulation throughout its entire envelope without and thermal bridging.
2. The building envelope is extremely airtight, preventing infiltration of outside air and loss of conditioned air.
3. Employs high performance windows and doors- solar gain is managed to exploit the sun's energy for heating purposes in the heating season & to minimize overheating during the cooling season.
4. Uses some form of of balanced heat - and moisture-recovery ventilation.
5. Uses a minimal space conditioning season.
To view the full PHIUS certificate for the SHIELD™ Panels system by Guardian Structural Technologies, click here or on the certificate image below.
The Difference Architects & Engineers Agree On
Design & engineering, even in perfect collaboration, are only as successful as the products with which they work. That's why architects and engineers agree on Guardian Structural Technologies' unique structural panel system.
SHIELD™ wall and roof panels not only provide architects a versatile design product that engineers can rely upon, but an affordable one that builders and owners will love. Once you experience the benefits of designing and specifying a SHIELD™ structure, you will turn time and time again from traditional wood and metal framing, SIPS, and ICF products to SHIELD™ Panels.
Developed and perfected from years of working with architects, engineers, construction firms, and building owners, the uniquely designed SHIELD™ Panels deliver creative, structurally sound, easy to install, energy efficient buildings for homeowners, commercial real estate developers, as well as healthcare, educational and governmental institutions.
Constructed of light-gauge galvanized steel framing and expanded polystyrene rigid insulation, SHIELD™ Panel structures deliver superior air-tightness and R Values with negligible thermal bridging, which outperforms traditional wood and metal framing, ICF's, and typical SIPs.