Interest in ICFs Growing as Builders Look for High Performance Options

Interest in ICFs Growing as Builders Look for High Performance Options

As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Insulate Concrete Form Fox Buck On-Site Install

Insulate Concrete Form Fox Buck On-Site Install

Builder Tony Penna shows how to install Fox Buck, designed to replace lumber and vinyl bucks, on his job site in Malibu, California.

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Accessory Creates Continuous Insulation Around Window or Door

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Accessory Creates Continuous Insulation Around Window or Door

The Fox Buck is a fully integrated, continuous insulation window and door buck for residential and commercial applications. When installed properly, the concrete barrier protection is continuous around the entire opening.

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

With severe storms becoming more common in many parts of the country, an easy-to-build concrete form storm shelter can provide peace of mind - and safety.

Carrier boosts ductless HVAC system efficiency

Carrier boosts ductless HVAC system efficiency

A new line of ductless HVAC systems offers flexibility and high efficiency options for renovations and new construction.

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

Fox Blocks is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Randy Daniels, Regional Sales Manager for Fox Blocks, shows us some of the new ways that their insulated concrete forms are increasing the r-value (thermal resistance) of high performance homes.

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