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Big Surprise: New Study Shows Insulated Concrete Forms Are Better Than Crap

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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Wikipedia commons I have always wondered why a sandwich of polystyrene and concrete is considered green, and have taken significant abuse for my position on insulated concrete forms (ICF). Now an interim report from the impressive-sounding MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub attempts to "deliver a new level of clarity" to the issue, and "to demonstrate the potential energy savings due to the benefits of thermal mass, effective insulation, and reduced air infiltration" with an elaborate comparison of apples and oranges.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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