May/June 2012

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Air Exchangers and Energy Efficiency
Project Profile: Large Residential Winners
Temperature Wicking: Myth Or Reality

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Air Exchangers and Energy Efficiency
Whether or not an ICF structure needs an air exchanger depends on how tightly it was built—it is usually a function of roof design and number of windows. If mechanical ventilation is needed, it can be done very efficiently.

Project Profile: Large Residential Winners
From the frigid Wisconsin forests to the balmy beaches of Florida and the scorching deserts of Southern Arizona, these three homes demonstrate that ICFs can deliver energy-efficiency and durability in an incredibly beautiful package.

  • Teague Residence
  • Golf Residence
  • Hurry Back Home

Temperature Wicking: Myth Or Reality
For years, ICF advocates have claimed that the concrete core of an ICF wall maintains a stable temperature by tapping into the steady 50 degree soil surrounding the footings. Well, the results are in from several ICF homes built with thermo-couplers in the wall specifically to test this hypothesis. The results may surprise you.

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Weight .25 lbs
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