Building GREEN Starts With NUDURA
ICFs - ENERGY EFFICIENT CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
The combination of rising energy requirements and rising fuel costs, mean that we need to make the most of building technology to heat and cool our homes. This requires a whole building approach to design, which doesn’t have to be complicated. NUDURA Insulated concrete forms are energy efficient construction materials that provide maximum comfort and energy solutions for your entire home. NUDURA energy efficient construction materials provide up to 50% energy savings compared to traditional building methods using wood.
RECYCLED MATERIALS - NUDURA® Forms are manufactured from EPS. NUDURA’s unique folding web design is manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene and steel.
BUILDING DURABILITY - NUDURA® Forms offer a structure built out of Concrete, one of the most durable building materials which result in buildings that stand the test of time. Building with NUDURA also offers maximum safety in high wind areas due to its high impact resistance.
WASTE REDUCTION - NUDURA’s unique technological form design creates less waste during the construction process, sending less waste to our landfills. *All waste is 100% recyclable
MOLD RESISTANT - NUDURA Forms have been laboratory tested and will not support mould growth.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE - NUDURA® Forms significantly reduce the amount of carbon emissions, due to the structures high energy efficiency levels, reducing the amount of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling
IMPROVED INDOOR AIR QUALITY - NUDURA eliminates air gaps, minimizing the potential formation of mold growth and draft paths. The end result is an airtight structure that enables building mechanical systems to heat, cool and ventilate the structure more efficiently, creating a healthier living and working environment for building occupants.
Insulated Concrete Forms vs. Wood Frame
LEED® FOR HOMES
LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes using energy efficient construction materials. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.
If you are thinking about building to LEED Standard, NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms can contribute greatly to a high level of LEED Points.