Helping Hands Build ICF Home

Portland Cement Association employees install window frames as part of their efforts to construct an insulating concrete form home for Habitat for Humanity.

Insulating concrete forms provide the home its maximum energy efficiency. The home achieves sustainable benefits by employing the use of concrete. In addition to the wall system, other planned concrete elements include the driveway, countertops, decorative concrete flooring, fiber-cement siding, and concrete roof tiles.

Patti Flesher, manager of media relations for the Portland Cement Association, secures the insulating concrete forms.

Dave Shepherd, director of sustainable development for the Portland Cement Association, prepares to install another ICF block.

 The ICF home constructed by the Portland Cement Association for Habitat for Humanity is a 2010 Showcase Project for the USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference scheduled for November in Chicago.

 Using the LOGIX ICF system, the home uses 25% less energy to heat and cool than comparable frame houses.

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