ICFs are the future of foundations and homes.
There is an unmistakable trend: Buyers are demanding homes that use less energy. Builders and developers are starting to take notice.
Green energy efficient construction is one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy not only in North America, but worldwide. The adoption of the 2012 Energy Codes and even more stringent codes in 2015 along with extreme temperatures mean more consumers are needing greater energy efficiency.
Green building products cannot be in name only. They must deliver benefits to the end user and be cost effective for the homebuilder or contractor. They need reduced construction time, waste and providing low operating costs now and into the future. Insulating Concrete Forms, commonly referred to as ICFs, are a sustainable method of construction that greatly reduces energy costs and noise while increasing air quality, strength and fire protection.
THE SIMPLE TRUTH: In many areas throughout Canada nine out of ten foundations are erected using Insulating Concrete Forms. One out of ten are built completely to the roof using ICFs and this trend is only increasing.