Goodwill Vermont Opens New Energy Efficient Retail Space Using Amvic ICF

South Burlington, VT (PRWEB) January 7, 2010

Vermont ICF are delighted to announce the grand opening of a new 16,500 sq ft retail/warehouse space that will be home to Goodwill Industries. This one storey structure employed energy saving insulating concrete forms (ICF) for its exterior envelope to ensure the occupants will enjoy a comfortable environment as well as ongoing reduced operating costs.

Using ICF wasn’t automatically the owner’s first choice. Green Dolphin LLC, the builder on the project, provided a detailed cost comparison between conventional steel construction and ICFs ( to facilitate the decision.

“Although the property owner was open to new ideas, the end result had to be cost effective,” says Jim Cameron, project manager from Green Dolphin. “In reviewing the comparison between ICF and conventional steel construction, on paper the ICF appeared more costly. Looking beyond the surface at multiple savings in construction steps and time, as well as the ongoing reduced energy costs, the two options would have cost about the same. The result is a building that exceeds energy usage standards with a reduced carbon footprint and a very air-tight structure.”

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