Green Building Design Elements

These pages provide helpful information for architects and contractors on green building design and construction elements including, windows, flooring, plumbing, insulation, and more.

Green Building Guiding Principles
A variety of insulation products can help provide that comfort and safety. Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are forms for poured concrete walls that stay in place as a permanent part of the wall assembly. The forms, made of foam insulation, are either pre-formed interlocking blocks or separate panels connected with plastic ties. This union allows concrete to perform as a thermally efficient building structure, boasting R-values otherwise not attained.