Builders shift from poured walls to ICFs for basements

Builders shift from poured walls to ICFs for basements

While poured walls are still the most common system basement walls, insulated concrete forms are gaining ground in many areas.

ICFs can cost less than traditional construction

ICFs can cost less than traditional construction

One of the questions we always hear is, how much does an ICF home cost?

Build custom and semi-custom homes with ICFs

Build custom and semi-custom homes with ICFs

Home buyers aren't satisfied with the same old house anymore. They want something a little extra for their investment. Builders can set themselves apart by building a better home with insulated concrete forms.

Builders can tap ICF training

Builders can tap ICF training

There is plenty of free or low-cost training available for architects and contractors to learn how to design and build ICF structures.

Cutting edge technologies to consider for home efficiency

Cutting edge technologies to consider for home efficiency

Today’s smart technology is changing the way home owners manage their energy consumption and associated costs.  Among the leading improvements contributing to utility savings are tankless, point-of-use electric water heaters.

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Radiant heating is better at maintaining an even temperature than traditional heating systems.

Green Gab Podcast | Moisture – Not in My Home

Green Gab Podcast | Moisture – Not in My Home

The secret in our homes with all this water and moisture around us, is figuring out how to keep the balance.

Golden State's solar mandate represents golden opportunities

Golden State's solar mandate represents golden opportunities

Industry must help residents see value of renewable energy option

BIM and ICFs: A winning combination

BIM and ICFs: A winning combination

Designing and specifying a high-performance building has never been easier, thanks to BIM.

In 2017, Georgetown transitioned into a 100% clean energy city. I wanted to find out why & how

In 2017, Georgetown transitioned into a 100% clean energy city. I wanted to find out why & how

Renewable energy source contracts included fixed prices for the city's long-term future.

Kitchen Makeover: start under the sink

Kitchen Makeover: start under the sink

The kitchen is the most used and impressive home amenity.  Whenever guests show up, or even just your immediate family getting together, it seems like the place to congregate is the kitchen.

Heating technology has come a long way

Heating technology has come a long way

How conductive polymer is changing today's heating technology.

ICFs speed up below-grade structures

ICFs speed up below-grade structures

A basement shouldn't be a damp, scary place to store your household junk. But if it's built out of block or poured walls, it might be.

Green Gab Podcast | Energy Efficiency through Innovation

Green Gab Podcast | Energy Efficiency through Innovation

Convenience, safety and energy efficiency can be achieved through today’s innovations, including home control and automation, smart appliances and renewable energy.

Why Radiant Floor Heating is Best

Why Radiant Floor Heating is Best

There are many reasons to consider radiant heating for your home, but here are some of the best reasons.

Reduce construction time with ICFs

Reduce construction time with ICFs

For builders time is money. A builder that can take days or weeks out of the construction cycle will be more profitable in the long run.

Use ICFs for log home foundations

Use ICFs for log home foundations

If you're thinking about building a log home, or other pre-fab or systems-built home, start with a strong foundation.

The world of interior trim

The world of interior trim

As we get closer to the finish line of building my new home, I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite sources of knowledge.

Green Gab Podcast | Water and Your Landscape

Green Gab Podcast | Water and Your Landscape

There are many different ways to think about water and how it affects our homes and land. Join us in this episode to explore managing and using stormwater and landscape around your home with ideas from rain barrels to native flowers.

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