New MIT Research Touts Insulated Concrete Forms For Energy Efficiency

Can residential construction using insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than current building practices? That’s what new industry-sponsored research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology contends. In an effort to “deliver a new level of clarity” about the life-cycle performance of structures that include single-family homes, MIT’s Concrete Sustainability Hub, a research team, on Thursday released an interim report of a year-long investigation into the potential energy savings in homes constructed with ICFs. The Portland Cement Association and the Ready-Mix Concrete Research Foundation are funding the Hub’s research, which it expects to complete by next August. Its goal, according

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Oregon DEQ Recommends ICFs and SIPs

Insulating concrete forms and structural insulated panels were found by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to be among the best building practices to reduce greenhouse gasses and waste generation from residential construction. In conjunction with the Oregon Home Builders Association, Quantis and Earth Advantage Institute, the Oregon DEQ recently completed the second phase of a new report, titled “A Life Cycle Assessment Based Approach to Prioritizing Methods of Preventing Waste from Residential Building”. The report rates best ways to reduce greenhouse gas and waste generation from the residential construction sector. The goal of the project was to identify and

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Get Noticed on YouTube

Ben Daniel of  Southern Structures takes advantage of an interview he gave at a local Home and Garden Show and posts it on YouTube to get the word out about building with ICFs. He is getting great exposure for his business. What a great way to promote your business at no cost to you… it just takes some time. Try it and send BuildBlock your videos and pictures! Click on the image above to watch Ben’s video Interview

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