Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.
Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.
Builders in Canada are turning to insulated concrete forms to meet updates in the National Building Code.
While poured walls are still the most common system basement walls, insulated concrete forms are gaining ground in many areas.
One of the questions we always hear is, how much does an ICF home cost?
Home buyers aren't satisfied with the same old house anymore. They want something a little extra for their investment. Builders can set themselves apart by building a better home with insulated concrete forms.
There is plenty of free or low-cost training available for architects and contractors to learn how to design and build ICF structures.
Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk
Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.
Good design, ensuring buyers understand financial and lifestyle benefits are key
Designing and specifying a high-performance building has never been easier, thanks to BIM.
Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels
Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale
For builders time is money. A builder that can take days or weeks out of the construction cycle will be more profitable in the long run.
Community becomes third to earn recognition, joining Washington, D.C., and Phoenix
Landmark TLV will create an unparalleled work-live-play experience for Tel Aviv's thriving start-up, tech, and entrepreneurial business culture and its major players.
Builder looks to incorporate monitoring into homebuilding's future
As we get closer to the finish line of building my new home, I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite sources of knowledge.
Study: Environmentally friendly features important in choosing where, what home to buy
Structures knocked over and scattered as if they were built with tongue depressors. Everything gone.