VaproShield is proud to announce their participation in another high-performance project, Catalyst STEM Lab, one of North America’s largest buildings to pursue both zero energy and zero carbon certification.
Over 50,000 sq.ft of WrapShield SA Self-Adhered air and water resistive barrier was installed on the building, located in the new South Landing “eco-district” neighborhood of Spokane, Washington.
CLT (cross-laminated timber), a popular eco-friendly substrate was used on the Catalyst. By minimizing the use of steel and concrete and instead relying on carbon-storing timber, the Catalyst’s structure offsets emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. This is equivalent to taking 1,100 cars off the road for a year.
Studies show that VaproShield’s highly permeable WRB Systems increase substrate drying and reduce wet time of absorptive claddings - resulting in enhanced wall assembly performance.
WrapShield SA Self-Adhered offers exceptionally high drying capacity, which will prove instrumental in drying out the moisture-laden CLT substrate over time.
When fully adhered to a CLT substrate, WrapShield SA can improve continuity of the air barrier by resisting lateral air movement, contributing to the airtight envelope needed to meet the stringent energy goals set forth by the architect, Michael Green.