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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




Understand the True Cost of Building with Insulated Concrete Forms

As building codes demand homes with tighter building envelopes and continuous insulation, home builders and consumers are looking for building strategies that deliver that performance without paying a premium. That’s why homes built with ICFs are becoming a popular choice in many climates.

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Sponsor: Fox Blocks




For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

A family in southern Alabama was looking for an energy efficient home that could also stand up to the hurricanes that lash the Gulf Coast on a regular basis. After researching different construction techniques, they were most intrigued by insulated...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Builders Can Tap Into ICF Training

As building codes become stricter in many states, building pros can take advantage of free educational opportunities to keep pace.

ICFs Featured in Multifamily Housing Project

A 220-unit apartment complex under construction in Charleston, South Carolina utilizes insulated concrete form (ICF) construction

Not Your Grandfather's ICF

Insulated concrete forms have been a proven wall assembly for decades now, but you wouldn't know it from listening to some builders.

Green Home Energy Rater Reviews Proud Green Home of Louisville

If you want to be at the top of the green building programs, you have to do the best of everything.

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.

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.

Tackling Continuous Insulation Mandates with ICFs

One of the toughest challenges in home energy efficiency is eliminating thermal bridging.

Is ICF the Right Wall System for Your Project?

There are many paths to reach a high performance home, and I want to take a look at two wall systems that are gaining in popularity.

ICFs Meet Demand for Resilient Homes

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

ICFs Score Well in Life Cycle Analysis

Which do you think costs more: constructing a building or operating it? For both residential and commercial construction, the answer is operating the building. Research shows the larger environmental impacts in a life cycle assessment (LCA) are from the production...

ICFs Behind the Walls of Dream Waterfront House

In Sydney, Australia, insulated concrete forms helped successful entrepreneur Drew Muirhead build a home that reflected the Balinese resorts he loved.

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.

Cold Weather Construction with ICFs

In many climate zones, cold weather can delay construction with concrete. When the temperature drops, it's often best to delay a pour. But insulated concrete forms solve most if not all the problems of cold weather 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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