Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis
A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.
In this video green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the High Performance Buildings Research Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, reviews the foundation insulation strategies that will make the Proud Green Home of St. Louis perform well.
The under-slab insulation from Dow Building Solutions will stop heat loss through the concrete slab, reducing the home's heating and cooling load and reducing drafts and cold spots for the occupants.
ProudGreenHome.com has partnered with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center, part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia, to build the five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot, Prairie-style home. Designed by architect Curtiss W. Byrne, the home in Wildwood, Missouri is expected to meet a number of prominent green building standards, including:
- Energy Star for Homes
- ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building
- DOE Zero Net Ready home
- EPA Indoor airPlus
The home will undergo third-party verification to ensure its performance and quality.
Watch this video about attic insulation in the home.
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Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors, Kleendeck, LLC, Enertech Global, LLC, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, Solatube, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain
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