The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

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.

Green building in Canada turning to ICFs

Green building in Canada turning to ICFs

Builders in Canada are turning to insulated concrete forms to meet updates in the National Building Code.

Tiny houses are mighty with ICFs

Tiny houses are mighty with ICFs

The tiny house craze is going strong, and insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular way to build them.

Builders shift from poured walls to ICFs for basements

Builders shift from poured walls to ICFs for basements

While poured walls are still the most common system basement walls, insulated concrete forms are gaining ground in many areas.

ICFs can cost less than traditional construction

ICFs can cost less than traditional construction

One of the questions we always hear is, how much does an ICF home cost?

Build custom and semi-custom homes with ICFs

Build custom and semi-custom homes with ICFs

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.

Builders can tap ICF training

Builders can tap ICF training

There is plenty of free or low-cost training available for architects and contractors to learn how to design and build ICF structures.

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.

BIM and ICFs: A winning combination

BIM and ICFs: A winning combination

Designing and specifying a high-performance building has never been easier, thanks to BIM.

ICFs helping protect these 8 waterfront homes

ICFs helping protect these 8 waterfront homes

Blocks used to help structures endure Mother Nature's fury while still promoting appealing aesthetics

ICFs speed up below-grade structures

ICFs speed up below-grade structures

A basement shouldn't be a damp, scary place to store your household junk. But if it's built out of block or poured walls, it might be.

5 net-zero energy homes designed to inspire

5 net-zero energy homes designed to inspire

Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels

Reduce construction time with ICFs

Reduce construction time with ICFs

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.

Use ICFs for log home foundations

Use ICFs for log home foundations

If you're thinking about building a log home, or other pre-fab or systems-built home, start with a strong foundation.

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

Solid foundation improves home's function

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

High-performance homes are using high-tech solutions wall systems that are like a mountain climber's parka that keeps the energy inside even in the harshest conditions.

How did this concrete panel home cut energy bills by 30%?

How did this concrete panel home cut energy bills by 30%?

The precast concrete structure was installed in just two working days, allowing the house to be under roof in less than two weeks.

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.

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