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.
Tom Patton, ICF Consultant for Fox Blocks, took part in the recent Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, to work with and collaborate with builders throughout the industry. Patton talked about the importance of raising the profile of insulated concrete forms for home building, one of the ways to achieve a net zero energy ready home.
At the summit, the Hickory Ridge home by Greenhill Contracting won a Grand Award in the Department of Energy's Housing Innovation Awards in the Innovation In Custom Homes (Spec) category.
Builders, manufacturers and other professionals gathered at the Summit to share their experiences in building and marketing high-performance homes across the country.
Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.
One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.
Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC
The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.
Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units
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The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.
Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems
All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes
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Solution design focuses on positive up-front, back-end financial impact
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Technology gives HVAC units 'mind of its own'
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The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.
Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.