Due to evolving energy codes, architects often have to specify bulky, fully-framed thermal doors to meet the necessary performance requirements. In the process, they’re forced to sacrifice aesthetics. With CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s new Entice® Entrance System, architects now have an alternative where they no longer have to compromise.
Entice® is a first-of-its-kind entrance system that merges all-glass aesthetics with full-frame thermal performance. Featuring ultra narrow 1-⅛” vertical stiles and a 2-½” system depth, it provides one of the thinnest profiles in the industry while being able to achieve U-factors as low as 0.33.Entice allows premium retailers and brands to achieve the upscale aesthetic of a heavy glass storefront while still meeting stringent energy codes. (Photo: John Bartelstone)
Entice® has the unique ability to support door handle hardware on 1” insulating glass panels using proprietary through-glass fittings. This produces a modern floating-on-air appearance. Additional specifications include:
- NFRC rated and meets ASHRAE 90.1-2016 air infiltration requirements
- Customizable thermally broken cladding to match corporate branding themes
- Optional integrated LED lighting system for engaging visuals
- Proprietary clamping mechanism eliminates need for unsightly glass stops
The system will be on display at AIA 2017 in booth #1163, along with CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s entire portfolio of thermal fenestration systems. For drawings and specifications visit crl-arch.com/Entice.