May/June 2018


Insurance Savings for ICF
Technology for Zero-Energy Homes
Green ICFs in the Commercial Sector
Optimal Insulation for Cost-Effective Construction


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Insurance Savings for ICF
By Pieter VanderWerf
A report on the NRMCA survey comparing commercial insurance rates, both builder’s risk and commercial property, between ICF and wood-frame buildings across a number of regions in the United States.

Technology for Zero-Energy Homes
Two homes, one in Illinois and the other in Colorado, demonstrate how ICFs can reach the highest level of sustainability using inexpensive off-the-shelf technology.
Emerald City
Otten House

Green ICFs in the Commercial Sector
ICF commercial buildings can be incredibly efficient and sustainable while maintaining a conventional appearance, as demonstrated by a LEED-Platinum level office building in Kentucky and a multi-story apartment complex in New York certified by the Passive House Institute of the U.S. (PHIUS).
Beach Green North
CMTA Offices

Optimal Insulation for Cost-Effective Construction
By Brian Corder
Super-insulated structures with R-values of 50 and beyond are not uncommon. However, the economics of achieving maximum energy efficiency per dollar spent may be surprising.


As I See It: Welcome to the Future
In The News: Build With Strength Update
ICF News Roundup

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