Use Insulated Concrete Forms for a Storm Resistant, Energy-Efficient Home

Use Insulated Concrete Forms for a Storm Resistant, Energy-Efficient Home

News footage of homes devastated by tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes make the point all too clear: most traditionally built homes won't survive a severe event. This white paper explores some of the advantages that this construction method offers for increasing the resiliency of a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a home’s energy efficiency – including heating, cooling and...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

A family in southern Alabama was looking for an energy efficient home that could also stand up to the hurricanes that lash the Gulf Coast on a regular basis. Their decision to build with ICFs would result in peace of mind and a safe home that received the Fortified For Safety Living (FFSL) certification.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Energy-conscious homeowners have realized substantial energy savings and increased comfort in new and existing homes with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. SPF insulation has dual benefits because it provides an air seal and insulation in one product. This white paper...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Spray Foam Insulation Energy Comparisons

Spray Foam Insulation Energy Comparisons

Using REM/RATE Software, Rhino Linings calculated the heating and cooling costs of a basic home and compared it to a home that uses good insulation and good building techniques to stop infiltraton and exfiltration. The REM/RATE software takes into account...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Spray Foam Insulation Energy-Efficient Retrofit Case Study

Spray Foam Insulation Energy-Efficient Retrofit Case Study

Initial results from a research study in East Tennessee shows that energy-efficient upgrades, including energy-saving spray foam insulation, can pay off for homeowners by reducing heating costs by 35 to 65 percent.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about spray foam insulation.

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Project Profile: Southern California Gas Company Advanced Homes

Project Profile: Southern California Gas Company Advanced Homes

Vision Development has built a two-story home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles as part of the Advanced Homes Case Study Program with the Southern California Gas Company. With all the passive measures necessary for the program, it...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


The Home Energy Revolution

The Home Energy Revolution

The focus of today's building revolution is on improving housing performance. The changes taking place rival the impact of indoor plumbing, modern electricity and refrigeration from a century ago. Learn about upgrades to major building codes and green certification programs, building science, and strategies that meet green home standards.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods


Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

If you'd like to live in a green energy-efficient home but think it's too expensive, think again. Today homebuilders can use surprisingly affordable building technology that offers significant benefits in energy efficiency, safety and home comfort for little to no cost difference compared to traditional building methods.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

This Interactive Discovery Center will compare and contrast the strategies, systems, methods and products of The Proud Green Home of Louisville with today's typical newly constructed homes.

Type: Infographic





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