Journal Of Commerce – Insulated concrete form manufacturers launch association

The main related industries for the ICF manufacturers are homebuilders, concrete associations and ready mix concrete association in Canada and the United States, which share a common message.   Curated from Journal Of Commerce - Insulated concrete form manufacturers launch association  
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Five Steps to a Zero Energy House (ZEH)

Designers who work with zero energy homes say "system engineering" is the key to making it happen. The term refers to designing all the components of the unit to work together smoothly. We know and expect this of our cars; the engine, the transmission, the brakes, the chassis are all matched to work as a system. To maximize efficiency, the same concept is applied to a home. The building shell, the windows, the HVAC, the hot water, the electrical are designed and constructed to optimize performa...
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R-ETRO High Performance Insulation System

The R-ETRO System offers building owners a simple yet effective way to attach the best performing insulation product to an existing building and then serves as a fastening point for finish materials. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is the most effective thermal insulation because of its inert properties: EPS has no nutritional value for plants, animals or micro-organisms. It will not rot and is highly resistant to mildew. EPS will not decompose or decay and its R-Value will no...
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A Better Way to Build Basements

A plumb, straight, square, and level (PSSL) foundation is key to any building project and is particularly important when you’re going to place a modular home on top. Quad-Lock Insulating Concrete Forming (ICFs) system makes PSSL a snap to achieve. Mike Hanes of Homes American Made began installing Quad-Lock many years ago. He poured a Quad-Lock ICF basement under every modular home he erected. “With modular homes, we needed a way of doing basements that was quick, provided quality, and was co...
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