Posted on 10.22.2015
NFPA 285, Architectural Design and Energy Performance
For many involved in the building industry, NFPA 285 is a major topic. Are your products and/or install systems NFPA 285 compliant? If not, do they need to be?
The article "NFPA 285, Architectural Design and Energy Performance” by Richard Keleher in the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences explains the codes and standards within the building industry when it comes to NFPA 285.
The NFPA 285 test provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels. The test is intended to evaluate the inclusion of combustible components within the wall assembly and simulate the tested wall assembly’s fire performance.
Our very popular Omega-Lite 6mm aluminum composite panel was tested and passed the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 standard when installed in our 1-Piece, Tight-Fit, Clip & Caulk, Dry Seal, and Rout & Return installation systems.
Laminators standard Omega-Lite ACM panel successfully passed the test without altering the product.