Topic: EIFS In 2014: State of Affairs of the EIFS Industry in Canada
Presented by the EIFS Council of Canada
The Alberta Building Envelope Council South
November 26, 2014, 11:45 – 1:30 pm at the Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club
2502 6 St NE, Calgary, AB
In 2012 the EIFS Industry marked its 40th anniversary in Canada. This number may surprise some, but from its modest beginnings and challenging growing pains related to moisture management, 40 years of maturing, innovating and standardization sees the EIFS industry emerging today as the leading alternative for durable, energy efficient enclosure systems. This position is not the musings of a single proponent, but is validated by research initiative after initiative. Whether by National Research Council of Canada, US Department of Energy, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, or most recently, by the Morrison Hershfield study into thermal bridging, their findings agree and place EIFS atop the cladding options for energy efficiency, ecological and economic viability.
It’s recognized that energy efficiency is not the only prevailing factor in deciding how to finish a building’s exterior. The strategy has to work on every level: durability, availability, affordability and the aesthetic. On all these fronts the EIFS industry is very capable. For 20 years the EIFS industry has undergone the most stringent of cladding evaluations through CCMC. While maintaining our relationship with CCMC, today, EIFS conformity assessment is provided through ULC S716 standards. These standards are destined for reference in the 2015 National Building Code and are already found in the Ontario Code. In terms of availability, the ECC represents all of the EIFS industry stakeholders servicing Canadian cities from coast to coast.
“EIFS in 2014 have evolved from their early iterations to be more durable and more adaptable to meet today’s design and construction challenges,” said John M. Garbin, President/CEO, EIFS Council of Canada “With its Quality Assurance Program, the EIFS industry is well positioned to not only meet contemporary expectations, but excel within them, bringing value and reliability unparalleled in the cladding market space.”
About the EIFS Council of Canada
Founded in 1987, the ECC, a national not-for-profit industry trade association, represents the overall EIFS industry in Canada. The ECC membership is comprised of EIFS manufacturers, distributors, component suppliers, contractors, building science/design consultants, affiliates, and financial services companies. The ECC serves as the “official voice” of the EIFS industry with a mandate to provide for the advancement and growth of the industry across the country through advocacy, education, and marketing. For more information, visit www.eifscouncil.org.
EIFS Council of Canada/EIFS Quality Assurance Program Inc.
Contact: John M. Garbin, President/CEO, 70 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1H1, Direct Line: 416-847-9155, Office: 416-499-4000 ext. 121, Fax: 416-499-8752, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org