Low-income families in Bedford-Stuyvesant will be among the first New York City residents to live in homes built with insulating concrete forms (ICFs). Lafarge and Habitat for Humanity-New York City have partnered to provide the cement for nine new Habitat homes in Brooklyn. The homes are the first multifamily residential buildings constructed with ICFs in New York City. Lafarge donated 200 tons of cement to the Halsey Street homes construction project.
Richard Lewis, executive director of Habitat for Humanity-New York City, says “Our future homeowners will benefit by saving money on energy bills, by living in more comfortable ‘green' environments, and by having safer, stronger homes.” For more information, go to www.lafarge.com.