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 & Homes talks about his thermal envelope strategies for Su Verde (About Green in Italian), the green home that will be open to the public as part of the 2016 Homearama, July 16-31, 2016 in Norton Commons in Louisville, Ky.

Sy Safi and his company, UberGreen Spaces & Homes created and designed Su Verde in the Italianate style with architect Clive Pohl of Lexington, Kentucky-based Pohl Rosa Pohl.

Safi is a national and international award-winning sustainability designer and progressive builder in both residential and commercial. Pohl Rosa Pohl is a Lexington, Kentucky, based architectural firm with deep understanding of high performance home building principles.

The Su Verde home will seek to be certified in the LEED for Homes program from the U.S. Green Building Council, the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Standard and the Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready program.

Read more about the Proud Green Home of Louisville.


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Foundations, Insulated Concrete Forms - ICF, Proud Green Home of Louisville

Companies: Environmental Water Systems, UberGreen Spaces & Homes, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain


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