“Lower energy bills, a healthier living environment, dramatic design potential and a long life-cycle are only some of the excellent benefits,” Witt said. “ICF houses use up to 40% less energy than the average new home in BC. Building homes with ICF is one of the ways that BC’s homebuilders and homebuyers can help to meet the province’s lower emission targets.”
Insulated Concrete Forms or ICFs are hollow foam blocks or panels, which are stacked to form the walls of the home. The forms are filled with steel-reinforced concrete to create a solid structure, sandwiching a high-strength, long-lasting material between two layers of rigid high-insulation foam. The resulting walls offer solid construction that is resistant to rot while providing a draft-free, quiet, healthy and comfortable living environment. For more information on Nutmeg Homes and their ICF construction process visit their website.
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