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The Green Dream Home, located in Kamloops British Columbia, is a demonstration home for the CMHC’s EQuilibrium Homes program. This 3 minute time lapse video …

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Building “Green” in Desert Hot Springs California!

(PRWEB) September 20, 2004

Hacienda Pointe ! Breaking ground in (Approx) Mid December 2004, These will be truly a one of a kind Townhome living experience.

Surrounded by expansive views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the rich, natural desert topography, HACIENDA POINTE offers a contemporary desert-friendly lifestyle to the most discerning homeowner.

An intimate gated community of Fifty-Seven Townhomes situated in the heart of Desert Hot Springs, an international destination recognized for its therapeutic hot mineral spas.

Boasting Desert Modern architectural at its finest, HACIENDA POINTE’S premiere exterior appointments are visible upon approach with clean, sharp lines and the aesthetically pleasing infusion of color.

The construction of these spectacular Townhomes uses the ICF System, a mixture of Portland cement and recycled polystyrene, creating a stay-in-place concrete form using no wood.

This process constructs a home that lasts up to four times longer than a traditional “stick” home, reduces the demand for trees and provides superior thermal insulation, in addition to fire, wind and earthquake resistance, resulting in long term equity.

At HACIENDA POINTE attention to detail and the efficient use of space is immediately evident as you enter any of the five distinctive bi-level floor plans, all possessing dual master suites with a third story loft/sundeck on some models.

Both the culinary enthusiast and experimenting chef will recognize the ergonomic design of the fully equipped kitchens highlighted with cabinets from Poggenpohl; appliances by Gaggenau, Bosch and Thermador.

Expansive sliding walls of glass blur the line between indoor and outdoor entertainment creating a home that welcomes family and friends. As you stroll out to your private spacious courtyard with Solar powered pool and spa, the optional Casitas and/or courtyard fireplace create a versatile design that offers the most in sophisticated desert living.

Attached one or two car garages; dual zone A/C units (upper and lower level); The Nana System of disappearing walls of glass; appliances from Gaggenau, Bosch, and Thermador; CaesarStone countertops; steam/tub/shower systems; designer lights and switches; ceiling fans; fireplaces; 42” plasma HDTV; private pools and spas featuring Pebble Tec, All are standard upgrades in these homes plus a generous allowance toward choice of carpet, tile, wood or acid stained flooring.

Standard Smart Home System from Crestron which essentially will run your household for you, it also connects all your homes amenities together into a central “Brain” from ordering a message time to ordering a Pizza, your Smart Home can do it all.

The ICF System; Bosch tankless hot water heater for an instantaneous and endless supply of hot water; dual pane windows; R22 wall and roof insulation are just some of the behind the scene standard amenities

The areas common to the community are solar powered and include lakes and lighted walkways, sand Volleyball, B-B-Q and Dog exercise area.

We invite you to view these exceptional homes. HACIENDA POINTE – A private and panoramic setting under the Desert’s azure skies for the discriminating homeowner.

HACIENDA POINTE Building “Green” doesn’t have to be complicated.

Hacienda Pointe Team Of Professionals:

Architect – William Churchill, AIA

643 Main Street

Suite 1

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(415) 726-1700

Architect – John Helm, AIA

124 1/2 East Cliff St.

Suite C-4

Solana Beach, CA 92075

(858) 345 1068

Illustrator and Designer – Robert Frank

294 Juanita Way

San Francisco, CA. 94127

(415) 242-5215

Interior Designer – Alan Hodges

457 N. Palm Canyon Drive

Suite B

Palm Springs, CA. 92262

(760) 778-5887

Project/Unit Financing –

Alan Odasz

(760) 861-8004

Bell Construction

Douglas Bell

General Contractor

For more Information with detailed renderings as well as Floor Plans or perhaps to be placed on a mailing list please contact Mr. Gordon Oates @ e-mail gordonoates@diamondpacificrealty.com or by calling him at (760)777-8595 or lastly by visiting our website @ http://www.DiamondPacificRealty.com


http://www.ClassicDesertHomes.com

Diamond Pacific Realty Inc. Will be handling all sales through an onsite office in Desert Hot Springs Ca as well as their Office in Palm Springs Ca. Diamond Pacific Realty is one of the fastest growing Independent Realty Companys in Southern California. If you would like to pick up a packet on this project you may stop by any of there office locations. Offices are in Palos Verdes Estates, Santa Clarita, Yorba Linda, Newport Beach, Corona, Temecula and San Diego.

Prices and terms are subject to change, prior sale, selected lot premiums and/or predetermined options. Prices shown refer to the base house and do not include any optional features. Photos and/or drawings of homes show upgraded landscaping and may not represent the lowest-priced homes in the community. DPR Development reserves the right to make changes to its home designs and to build more or fewer homes than currently planned. All renderings and floor plans in these materials are an artists’ conceptual drawings and will vary from the actual plans and homes as built. Square footage numbers are approximate and may vary depending on the standard measurement used.

Virtual Tours and photos show model homes displaying options/upgrades and upgraded landscaping which may be available at predetermined stages of construction for additional charges. If construction cut-off deadlines have passed, certain options/upgrades may no longer be available. Models also display many decorator items and furniture which are not available for purchase even upon additional payment. Visit the community for detailed lists of options/upgrades and decorator items and for additional important disclosures. Colors and images may vary from models. All renderings and floor plans in these materials are an artists’ conceptual drawings and will vary from the actual plans and homes as built. DPR Development reserves the right to make changes to its home designs at any time without notice.

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BASF Provides Live Demonstrations of Sustainable Construction at Green Build 2007

Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) November 1, 2007

BASF will show and explain the use of technologies and analytic tools that can make building projects more sustainable at Green Build 2007, November 6-9, at McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois.

BASF technologies will be demonstrated at Booth 1010 at the top of each hour on November 7 and 8, giving conference attendees a better understanding of how smart chemistry can help make buildings durable and energy-efficient with less impact on the environment.

Each interactive booth demonstration will be 15 minutes long and focus on how specific BASF-enhanced products can help a design professional maximize a project’s LEED rating and improve overall performance.

Programming includes:

• Master Builders brand products from BASF’s Admixture Systems business line are combined in a unique system for the production of pervious concrete, allowing builders to reduce a project’s land requirements by eliminating pavement runoff and storm water storage needs.

• Radiance® e-0.25 Attic Barrier Coating that creates an effective radiant barrier which stops 75% of the potential radiant energy transfer into an attic and reduces HVAC loads.

• BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises closed-cell spray-applied polyurethane foam insulating air barriers for increased structural integrity, air leakage control, maximum R-values and improved air quality.

• Elastopor® polyurethane foam systems used in insulated building panels for superior insulation performance, increased R-values, comfort, air tightness and durability.

• ULTRA-Cool® coatings for metal substrates that increase the reflectivity of medium to dark colored roofs, reducing interior heat loads and air conditioning needs and VARI-Cool® coatings which enhance architectural design flexibility.

• Styropor® insulting concrete forms and structural insulated panels for tighter structures, better R-values, less heat gain or loss, and improved indoor air quality.

• OPPANOL® Polyisobutylene Thermal Plastic Spacer technology that enables manufacturers to produce aluminum widows, which maintain window insulating gas seal integrity and initial R-values for many years.

Also, on November 8, 2007 at 10 a.m., BASF’s Christopher Bradley will present Defining Durability: 2006 BASF Eco- Efficiency Construction Materials Analysis in the back right hand corner of the exhibit hall. Bradley’s 40 minute presentation will illustrate how BASF Eco-Efficiency Analysis delineates the lifecycle of a product “from cradle to grave”, starting from the extraction of the raw material from the earth through to recycling after use.

An examination of four case studies will reveal how economics and ecology can be reconciled in corporate decision-making. Areas that will be covered include how strategic management of environmental aftercare, otherwise known as “end-of-pipe technology,” and process-integration measures create quantifiable successes that benefit the environment at all stages of the lifecycle.

BASF – The Chemical Company. We don’t make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF employs more than 15,500 in North America and had sales of approximately $ 14.3 billion in 2006. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit http://www.basf.com/usa.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of €52.6 billion (approximately $ 66.1 billion) in 2006. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com.

Master Builders® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation

Radiance® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation

Elastopor® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation

ULTRA-Cool® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation

VARI-Cool® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation

Styropor® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation

OPPANOL® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation

For more information contact:

William Pagano

BASF Corporation

Tel: (973) 245-6071

Mary MacLeod

Maverick Marketing

Tel: (207) 929-4568

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Environmental Award for Green Building Materials – the 2008 Green Log Award Goes to Durisol Building Systems


Hamilton, ON (PRWEB) June 18, 2008

Durisol Building Systems received the Green Log Award for Best Green Building System in recognition of its commitment to providing a high performance, truly green product for the building industry.

The Green Log Award is granted to Durisol Building Systems “in order to locate and shine a spotlight on those companies and individuals who are enabling healthier homes and lifestyles.” The Durisol Wall Form System is the original insulated concrete form – ICF, and was recognized in 2008 as playing an important role in making homes and businesses greener.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of helping build a greener world, one building at a time,” said Vipul V. Acharya, president of Durisol Building Systems. “It shows that the construction sector can play a leadership role in reducing our environmental footprint.”

The Durisol Wall Form System is the only reinforced insulated concrete form that does not use foam or polystyrene and is made from Durisol. The proprietary Durisol material is a cement-bonded wood fiber composite that incorporates waste lumber and standard Portland cement. Originally patented in Switzerland in 1946, Durisol products have been manufactured in North America since 1953.

How Durisol ICF works

The Durisol insulated concrete forming system (ICF) is a straight-forward method of building a reinforced concrete wall with built-in thermal, acoustical and fire protection. The wall forms are interlocking modular units that are dry-stacked (without mortar) and filled with concrete and reinforcing steel.

The Durisol system has achieved popularity with contractors because of the ease with which walls can be constructed. The Durisol material is easily cut, nailed and screwed with simple carpenter tools. The Wall Forms are lightweight and thermally insulating which allows easy winter construction without any additional heating. The unique free-draining Durisol material allows the use of high-slump concrete in the field that makes for easier and faster concrete pouring and ensures a solid wall without any compromise in strength. Interior and exterior finishes are applied directly to the Durisol material, eliminating subsequent steps in the construction process. Drywall can be attached anywhere on the Wall Form surface, while the open-textured nature of hardened Durisol makes it an ideal substrate for plasters and stucco (mesh is still recommended). Standard stucco mixes applied directly to the Durisol material result in a finish that is less expensive and more impact resistant than conventional EIFS systems.

The Wall Form units are available in a variety of widths and insulation configurations that create a system that is flexible, design friendly and optimized for each specific application. Wall thickness can range from 6″ to 14″ thick and insulation values can range between R-8 and R-28. A key feature of the Durisol system is that majority of the insulation within the product is positioned towards the exterior of the wall, resulting in additional energy efficiency that is not possible with other insulated concrete forms

Since 1953, Durisol products have been integrated in every type of building application. The inherent insulation value, the 4 hour fire rating, the ease and speed of building and the moisture resistant capabilities make the system unmatched for most building projects.

Durisol is the world leader in the design and manufacture of cement-bonded wood fiber products for the construction industry. Visit the website at http://www.durisolbuild.com. Learn more about green building materials at http://www.durisolbuild.com/Const%20Overview.shtml.

The GREEN LOG Home & Lifestyle Awards program was founded by the non-profit organization, Green Log Awards, Inc., in cooperation with the Environment News Service Visit the website at http://www.greenlogawards.com

Contact:

Vipul V. Acharya, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Durisol Building Systems Inc.

67 Frid St.

Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4M3

Phone: 905-521-0999

http://www.durisolbuild.com

info(at)durisolbuild.com

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Pioneer of Green Building in Dallas Receives Recognition

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 21, 2008

Alan Hoffmann has been building with an environmental conscience for 13 years, and he’s now considered a leader in the industry.

In today’s energy conscious marketplace, it might seem inconceivable that in 1994, Alan Hoffmann, owner of Alan Hoffmann, LLC, was criticized for utilizing energy-efficient materials in his projects.

Although he faced open criticism, Alan Hoffmann never wavered in his dedication to green building. Today, the green movement has manifested in nearly every aspect of modern life, and nowhere is green ideology more necessary than in construction.

Today, Hoffmann isn’t being criticized; he’s being honored. In January, he was listed among Dallas’ most influential green builders. After 13 years, Hoffmann’s peers are beginning to catch on. Additionally, in March of 2008 he was voted one of Dallas’ Best Home Builders by D Home Magazine.

In November 2007, Hoffmann attended the US Green Building Councils Greenbuild conference in Chicago, and he says attendance was up considerably from the 2006 Denver conference. “What that tells me is that more people are looking at [green building],” he says.

Hoffmann uses insulated concrete forms or ICFs, which are energy-efficient and stand up against hurricane force winds. Last year, Hoffmann built the first LEED-certified platinum house in Dallas. This is the highest rating granted by the US Green Building Councils LEED for Homes program.

Many people associate the “green” label with higher costs; however, Hoffmann’s bottom line is afford

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Greenblock ICF Wall Systems Building Green in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 9, 2008

Greenblock Worldwide Corporation (http://www.greenblock.com), a leader and pioneer in the insulated concrete form (ICF) industry, has announced that they have begun marketing their ICF products and installation services in the Pacific Northwest. With their roots in Europe, the company has been promoting the use of their ICFs as an energy saving alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction for the last forty years.

“Insulated Concrete Forms are a natural building system for this area,” says Dan Smith, Portland OR-based Territory Manager for Greenblock. “Folks up here are extremely concerned about the environment and their impact on it. Homes and buildings built with our ICF wall systems are super energy efficient, clean, quiet and comfortable. I’m looking forward to introducing Greenblock as a sustainable alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction.”

Insulated concrete forms are a ‘stay-in-place’ insulated wall forming system made of three primary components; high R-value expanded polystyrene foam, rigid plastic ties and steel-reinforced poured concrete. The use of ICF’s began more than a half century ago and is continuing to gain popularity throughout the construction industry – especially now because of its energy efficient, sustainable attributes.

The bulk of a commercial building’s environmental footprint is caused by the energy consumed in the heating and cooling of the structure over its lifetime. The high performance thermal envelope provided by Greenblock ICF construction can offer significant contribution towards reducing the energy consumption needed to control the interior climate of the building. Additionally, the lack of air infiltration and the resistance to moisture through the exterior walls eliminates the growth of mold and pests penetration thus creating a healthy indoor environment that promotes increased employee productivity due to the reduction of sick days.

Projects seeking a green certification from the United States Green Building Council, NAHB or Green Building Initiative, benefit from involving Greenblock ICFs with their project. Greenblock insulated concrete forms are:

Energy Efficient: The expandable polystyrene foam in a Greenblock wall provides a consistent R-24 Thermal Resistance over the life of the product. Coupled with the thermal mass characteristics of concrete, as well as the lack of air infiltration in an ICF wall, the Greenblock system provides a wall comparable to that of an R-50 wood-framed or CMU wall. ICF structures are up to 70% cheaper to heat and 50% cheaper to cool than traditional wood frame or concrete block construction.
Sound Resistant: Structures using Greenblock achieve documented levels of STC (Sound Transmission Classifications) 50 (inaudible) or higher. Wood frame and CMU structures are typically rated an average STC 25, meaning people inside of the structure can hear and understand voices outside the structure. Outside noise such as traffic, airplanes, construction and even lawnmowers and leaf blowers are greatly reduced, making the structure a quiet, peaceful sanctuary.
Strong and Safe: Greenblock structures are much stronger than traditional building methods and materials. They provide exceptional protection from severe forces of nature, such as hurricanes and tornados. Greenblock foundation walls resist cracking and buckling up to five times better than concrete block walls. Greenblock walls are built with steel-reinforced concrete and fire-resisting expanded polystyrene foam, and they have a 2 to 4 hour fire rating depending on which product is used. ICF structures also improve indoor air quality by eliminating the holes and crevices that can trap moisture and foster mold and mildew growth.
Environmentally Friendly: The decision to construct with Greenblock ICFs is an environmentally responsible choice. Buildings constructed with ICFs significantly reduce the negative impact on the environment through sustainable site-planning, energy-efficiency, lower HVAC requirements and improved indoor air quality.(Builders can earn up to 20 LEED points). Greenblock ICFs are non-toxic; using no CFCs, HCFCs or formaldehydes, the absence of “off-gassing” eliminates the possibility of air pollution or ozone depletion.
Greenblock is dedicated to providing green building solutions to builders and developers throughout the Pacific Northwest. On a national level, Greenblock is a member the USGBC and NAHB. On a local/regional level, Greenblock Territory Manager Dan Smith is a member of several Home Builder Associations including Portland, Seattle, Eugene and Bend as well as the Clark County/Vancouver Building Industry Association. He also sits on Green Building Committees in Seattle, Portland and Bend. Greenblock will be exhibiting at the Seattle Builders Show, October 1 and 2, held at the Seattle Convention Center. They will also be featured at the Clark County Parade of Homes in Vancouver running August 22nd through September 7.

About Greenblock, Inc.:

Greenblock’s (http://www.greenblock.com) roots originated in Europe over 30 years ago and moved to the United States and Canada in the late 1980’s. With several integral modifications from the time of its inception, today’s Greenblock continues to be the superior choice for high efficiency wall systems, noted for outstanding design and ease of use. Over the years, a significant number of structures have been built with Greenblock. Projects that range from stem walls, basements, single and multi-story residences, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, towers and even swimming pools. Government agencies and utility companies are now recognizing the superior features of insulated form-built structures and are beginning to recommend its use for environmental and energy conservation benefits.

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Greenblock ICF Wall SystemsMeeting the Growing Green Demand in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 9, 2008

Greenblock Worldwide Corporation (http://www.greenblock.com), a leader and pioneer in the insulated concrete form (ICF) industry, announced that they have begun marketing their ICF products and installation services in Arizona. With their roots in Europe, the company has been promoting the use of their ICFs as an energy saving alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction, for the last forty years.

“Greenblock was Green before Green was cool,” says Paul DeNigris, Southwest Territory Manager for Greenblock. “ICF construction is a logical choice for this area with its extreme summer temperatures. Homes and buildings built with ICF wall systems are super energy efficient, clean, quiet and comfortable. And home and building owners can have the satisfaction of knowing they’re doing their part to conserve our resources here in Arizona,” continued DeNigris.

Insulated concrete forms are a ‘stay in place’ insulated wall forming system made of three primary components; high R-value expanded polystyrene foam, rigid plastic ties and steel-reinforced poured concrete. The use of ICF’s began more than a half century ago and is continuing to gain popularity throughout the construction industry — especially now because of its Green attributes.

Greenblock’s commitment to energy saving, sustainable building practices encompasses both residential and commercial structures. As members of the USGBC and NAHB, Greenblock is dedicated to providing green building solutions to builders and developers who desire to minimize the environmental impact of their projects. According to a recent Mc-Graw Hill Construction research report, “today’s corporate leaders are already very conscious of using green practices when considering new facilities, and they expect green building to have an increasing impact on the future.”

The bulk of a commercial building’s environmental footprint is caused by the energy consumed in the heating and cooling of the structure over its lifetime. The high performance thermal envelope provided by Greenblock ICF construction can offer significant contribution towards reducing the energy consumption needed to control the interior climate of the building. Additionally, the lack of air infiltration and the resistance to moisture through the exterior walls eliminates the growth of mold and pests penetration thus creating a healthy indoor environment that promotes increased employee productivity due to the reduction of sick days.

Projects seeking a green certification from the United States Green Building Council, NAHB or Green Building Initiative, benefit from involving Greenblock ICFs with their project. Greenblock insulated concrete forms are:

Energy Efficient

The expandable polystyrene foam in a Greenblock wall provides a consistent R-24 Thermal Resistance over the life of the product. Coupled with the thermal mass characteristics of concrete, as well as the lack of air infiltration in an ICF wall, the Greenblock system provides a wall comparable to that of an R-50 wood-framed or CMU wall. ICF structures are up to 70% cheaper to heat and 50% cheaper to cool than traditional wood frame or concrete block construction.

Sound Resistant

Structures using Greenblock achieve documented levels of STC (Sound Transmission Classifications) 50 (inaudible) or higher. Wood frame and CMU structures are typically rated an average STC 25, meaning people inside of the structure can hear and understand voices outside the structure. Outside noise such as traffic, airplanes, construction and even lawnmowers and leaf blowers are greatly reduced, making the structure a quiet, peaceful sanctuary.

Strong and Safe

Greenblock structures are much stronger than traditional building methods and materials. They provide exceptional protection from severe forces of nature, such as hurricanes and tornados. Greenblock foundation walls resist cracking and buckling up to five times better than concrete block walls. Greenblock walls are built with steel-reinforced concrete and fire-resisting expanded polystyrene foam, and they have a 2 to 4 hour fire rating depending on which product is used. ICF structures also improve indoor air quality by eliminating the holes and crevices that can trap moisture and foster mold and mildew growth.

Environmentally Friendly

The decision to construct with Greenblock ICFs is an environmentally responsible choice. Buildings constructed with ICFs significantly reduce the negative impact on the environment through sustainable site-planning, energy-efficiency, lower HVAC requirements and improved indoor air quality.(Builders can earn up to 20 LEED points). Greenblock ICFs are non-toxic; using no CFCs, HCFCs or formaldehydes, the absence of “off-gassing” eliminates the possibility of air pollution or ozone depletion.

(Greenblock is the only ICF company to offer in-house ICF wall installation services to make it easy to transition from traditional building methods).

About Greenblock, Inc.

Greenblock’s (http://www.greenblock.com) roots originated in Europe over 30 years ago and moved to the United States and Canada in the late 1980’s. With several integral modifications from the time of its inception, today’s Greenblock continues to be the superior choice for high efficiency wall systems, noted for outstanding design and ease of use. Over the years, a significant number of structures have been built with Greenblock. Projects that range from stem walls, basements, single and multi-story residences, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, towers and even swimming pools. Government agencies and utility companies are now recognizing the superior features of insulated form-built structures and are beginning to recommend its use for environmental and energy conservation benefits.

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Greenblock and Ashland Homes Begin Green Homebuilding in Ginn Reunion Resort

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 6, 2008

A new kind of home is taking shape in Ginn Reunion Resort, designed with energy efficiency and hurricane protection in mind.

Ashland Homes, based in Winter Park, Fla., is building a trio of two-story, 3,000 square-foot vacation residences in the luxury community using Greenblock insulated concrete form walls – foam formed concrete-filled walls that offer better insulation than traditional wood-frame or concrete-block constructed homes and can withstand hurricane-force winds.

The insulated concrete form walls can provide energy savings of up to 50 percent, are nearly sound-proof and are resistant to fire and termites. The seal-tight insulation created also offers better indoor air quality by keeping outside dirt and pollutants from working their way into a home. The materials do not support the growth of mold and mildew.

“We are quickly realizing the many additional green benefits of the Greenblock insulated concrete form walls,” said Michael Nader, president of Ashland Homes. “The thermal resistance is so superior in Greenblock homes that we are working on developing a written two-year energy use guarantee for our homebuyers certifying that their cooling/heating energy use could be less than $ 50 per month.”

While the three model homes are the first residences in Reunion to use insulated concrete form walls, Greenblock has constructed numerous structures throughout North America, including single-family residences, condominiums, towers and commercial structures during the 40 plus years the company has been in business.

“When completed, the Ashland Homes models will have all the luxury architectural details found within Reunion residences and will seamlessly blend into the community,” said John Riddle, territory manager for Greenblock. “The most important detail that will set these homes apart from others in the neighborhood is their superior energy efficiency and storm resistance.”

Manufactured by Greenblock Worldwide Corporation, based in Stuart, Fla., the insulated concrete forms lock together like giant Lego blocks, are reinforced with steel bars and filled with concrete. Unlike Styrofoam

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