Green Homes – Insulated Concrete Forms (via Gkyconstruction’s Blog)

ICF home sales are on the rise in 2010
http://www.gkyconstruction.com/green_homes.html

ICF is short fo Insulated Concrete Forms The concrete walls of an ICF home have high thermal mass, which act as a buffer between the interior of a home and the extreme outdoor temperature 24-hours a day. This reduces both peak and total heating and cooling loads. The combination of high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal mass is believed to account for the amazing 25% to 60% energy savings of ICF versus wood or steel-framed homes. f … Read More

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ICF homes are a sure way to go green !

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ICF homes are a sure way to go green !

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In this post I wanted to talk a little about ICF – insulated concrete forms.

With growing concerns about health, quality of life, energy costs and natural resources rapidly being depleted, an increasing number of homebuilders around the world are turning to “green building.” This natural approach to homebuilding emphasizes quality construction, energy efficiency, good indoor air quality and livable neighborhoods.

There are many companies that sell this new green construction building blocks.

they are basically foam forms with plastic ribs that are built into the foam, rebar is set inside them and then they get filled with 3000 psi concrete making an air tight home with about a R-50 – which is very green.

You can find more information at:

http://www.gkyconstruction.com/green_homes.html

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Insulated Concrete Forms

ICF is short fo Insulated Concrete Forms

The concrete walls of an ICF home have high thermal mass, which act as a buffer between the interior of a home and the extreme outdoor temperature 24-hours a day.

This reduces both peak and total heating and cooling loads.

The combination of high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal mass is believed to account for the amazing 25% to 60% energy savings of ICF versus wood or steel-framed homes.

for more information on the subject:

http://www.gkyconstruction.com

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Home buyers are looking to get more for their money when it comes to buying new homes. They are looking for quality construction, comfort and looks, strength and lower utility bills/ energy bills.

Homes constructed with ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms), are homes built with a super insulated concrete shell, which spans from the basement floor to the eaves. This superior, insulated shell makes for more comfortable climates. These homes can be constructed more quickly while using much less lumber, helping to preserve forests. When finished, these homes use 40% – 60% less energy to operate, saving homeowners money. By consuming less energy, ICF homes put less of a demand on our environment’s quickly dwindling fossil fuels.

You can find more information  at:

http://www.gkyconstruction.com 

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