Residential Walls and Foundations: Improving the Thermal Envelope

This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.

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Sponsor: Fox Blocks




Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks




Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Underground and Other Unseen Things

It occurs to me that some the most important things about building a home are either underground or otherwise unseen, from utilities to time and effort.

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered ceilings are a far more attractive solution to other acoustic sound blockers.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Insulated Wall Panel Eliminates Common Wall Assembly Components

Technology offers a cost-effective alternative to site-built framing.


ICFs Chosen for Luxury Beach House

The architects were given a brief to create a large residence with discrete bedroom and living circulation.

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.

ICFs Meet Demand for Resilient Homes

High tech concrete forms have proven technologies to make building easier and faster.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

So appealing is the tiny house, that many adventurous DIY-ers have set out to build their own tiny home.

Affordable Housing Winner Built With SIPs (Video)

With dramatic 12 foot ceilings, this energy-efficient home exemplifies an energy-efficient modern design made possible with SIPs.

SIPs Building Excellence Winners Announced

The awards reflect the judges' evaluation of projects on four criteria.

ICFs Create High Performance Schools

Kentucky is leading the nation in the construction of energy-saving public schools and insulated concrete form construction has been a big part of that push. Fox Blocks ICFs were used in the award-winning Glasgow High School that opened in 2012, and now the Kingsolver-Pierce Elementary School, at Ft.

ICFs Deliver a Good Foundation

If you'd like to build an energy-efficient home, start with a good foundation -- an ICF foundation.

First Cross Laminated Timber Building Rising in New York

CLT construction is an economically and environmentally conscious alternative to steel and concrete construction.

Do You Know the Benefits of an ICF Home?

Homes built with ICF walls require about 44 percent less energy to heat and 32 percent less energy to cool than a comparable wood-frame house.

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Fox Blocks Insulating Concrete Form Wall Systems provide an extremely energy efficient building envelope offering superior strength, sound, air quality, and well insulated walls.


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