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 ICF Wall Fire Resistance Rating Ideal for Commercial Construction

Stuart, Fla. (PRWEB) August 12, 2008

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Greenblock ICF Walls Make Rafiki Foundation Headquarters Safe, Sound and Sustainable

Stuart, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2008

Earlier this year, Greenblock Worldwide Corp. announced that it had been awarded the insulated concrete form (ICF) product and installation contract for the new home offices of The Rafiki Foundation, Inc. (rafiki-foundation.org). The 57-acre Rafiki campus features 13 buildings constructed with more than 25,000 square feet of Greenblock ICFs.

The Rafiki Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian ministry founded in 1957, operates orphanages in ten English-speaking countries in Africa. Rafiki provides housing, meals, clothing, education, Christian nurture, and medical care for its children from the time they arrive at the Rafiki Villages until they reach young adulthood.

Sustainable, energy-efficient and storm resistant buildings were mandated by the design architects for this project, which led them to the selection of Greenblock ICFs for the exterior wall systems.

“Rafiki Foundation has constructed buildings of superior quality and energy efficiency in all its projects in Africa, so when it was time to build our new home office in the United States we wanted the same thing,” says Steve Kranz, Rafiki’s director of home operations. “It was a perfect fit for us to choose ICF construction, knowing that it would provide safe, beautiful and very energy efficient buildings.”

John Riddle, Central Florida territory manager for Greenblock, says, “The energy-efficient ICF walls used in these structures will reduce the energy use within this community throughout their useful life. This means long-lasting benefits for the Rafiki Foundation and it meets their requirement for a sustainable campus. An added benefit is that the ICF walls provide the ultimate protection from the severe weather so prevalent in this region of the country.”

Mark Construction Co. of Longwood, Florida (http://www.markconstruction.com), has provided construction management for the project, which began in late February and will conclude in early September. The Rafiki Foundation has already begun relocation of staff members form their current home office in San Antonio in anticipation of this construction project. Upon completion of the home office complex, approximately 15 full-time employees will be working from the Rafiki campus where hundreds of volunteers will receive training and preparation instruction before leaving for Africa to provide services directly to orphaned children at one of their ten Rafiki Villages located in ten African countries.

The Greenblock walls at the Rafiki Foundation Home Office complex were finished nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. The fully assembled solid concrete, steel-reinforced ICF walls allowed Mark Construction Co. to move forward on the dry-in stage of the project well ahead of schedule.

About Greenblock, Inc.:

Greenblock Worldwide Corp (http://www.greenblock.com) is a manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Form wall systems for the residential and commercial building industries. With it’s roots in Europe over 45 years ago, today’s Greenblock is an ICF Industry leader recognized for it’s 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, towers and even swimming pools. Government agencies, schools, commercial and light industrial companies are now recognizing the superior features of insulated concrete form-built structures and are beginning to utilize them for environmental, disaster resistance and energy conservation benefits.

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Greenblock ICF Wall Systems Tornado Resistant and Energy Efficient

Norman, OK (PRWEB) August 14, 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 Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. With operations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Greenblock has been promoting the use of their ICFs as a disaster resistant, energy saving replacement for traditional building materials for the last forty years.

“The benefits of ICF construction are enormous for this region,” said Oklahoma-based Greenblock territory manager Eric Williams. “With our temperature extremes and severe weather we need homes, schools and workplaces that are energy efficient and disaster resistant. Our ICF wall systems are safe, strong and super energy efficient. I’m looking forward to introducing Greenblock as a sustainable alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction in this area.” continued Williams.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Eric Williams join our Greenblock team”, said Jeff Alexander, Greenblock CEO. “Eric is a certified instructor for several ICF building courses and he is actively involved in the building community in this region. He’ll be a

great asset for anyone looking to build with ICFs”, continued Alexander.

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.

Steel reinforced, poured concrete walls are the strongest, safest building materials currently available. ICF walls have been tested and can withstand tornado force winds. And they resist cracking and buckling up to five times better than concrete block walls.

The bulk of a 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. 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 will be exhibiting at the Sunbelt Builders Show, November 6-8, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine TX.

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 SystemsHurricane Protection Along the Gulf Coast

Mobile, AL (PRWEB) August 27, 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 throughout the Southeastern Gulf States. With their roots in Europe, Greenblock has been promoting the use of their ICFs as a disaster resistant, energy efficient alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction for the last forty years.

“The benefits of ICF construction here along the Gulf Coast are many,” says Herb Murphy, new Alabama-based Territory Manager for Greenblock. “ICF walls create structures that can withstand hurricane and tornado force winds. And the high R-value of the walls will save home and building owners a considerable amount of money on their energy bills. Bottom line is ICFs are a better way to build in this area and I’m looking forward to introducing Greenblock to the building community here,” continued Murphy.

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 their disaster resistant, energy efficient and sustainable attributes.

The bulk of a 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 structure. 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 for occupants.

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:

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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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Greenblock to Exhibit at USGBC ‘Greenbuild International Conference and Expo’ in Boston

Stuart, FL (PRWEB) October 18, 2008

Greenblock Worldwide Corporation, a manufacturer, marketer and installer* of high performance insulated concrete form (ICF) wall systems has announced that they will be exhibiting at the United States Green Building Council’s “Greenbuild” Conference and Expo being held November 19-21 at the Boston Convention Center. (BOOTH # 2660).

With their roots in Europe over forty years ago, Greenblock has emerged as the leading provider of green, sustainable ICF building envelope solutions for the residential and commercial building industries.

“We’re looking forward to exhibiting at Greenbuild”, says Steve Reiter, vice president of marketing for Greenblock. “Making homes and buildings safer, stronger, healthier and more energy efficient is what we do, so we’re eager to introduce our products and services to this audience”, continues Reiter.

Held annually since 2002, Greenbuild is the premier “green” conference in North America. The 2008 exhibit hall will be the largest in Greenbuild history, with hundreds of industry-leading organizations showcasing the latest products, technologies, and services.

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 their disaster resistant, energy efficient and sustainable attributes.

The bulk of a 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 structure. Greenblock homes and buildings continue to save energy and conserve resources throughout their useful life, which for a solid concrete building, is potentially 100 years or more.

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 and quiet indoor environment for occupants.

Projects seeking a USGBC LEED NC certification can earn a substantial amount of points in several categories utilizing Greenblock wall systems, most notably the difficult and heavily weighted “Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1 – Optimize Energy Performance” category.

About Greenblock, Inc:

Greenblock 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 building envelope 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, hotels, 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 SystemsHurricane Proof Building Along Carolina Coast

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 18, 2008

Greenblock Worldwide Corporation , a leader and pioneer in the insulated concrete form (ICF) industry, has announced that they have begun marketing their ICF products and installation services* throughout the Carolinas. With their roots in Europe, Greenblock has been promoting the use of their ICFs as a disaster resistant, energy efficient alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction for the last forty years.

“With the constant threat of severe weather in our region of the country, we need a building technology that can protect our residents and structures”, says Brent Frazier, new Charlotte-based Territory Manager for Greenblock. “Insulated Concrete Form walls are solid-poured concrete reinforced with steel rebarthere is no safer, stronger building material available today. When you add in the high R-values and energy savings associated with ICFs there’s really no other building method that comes close. I’m looking forward to introducing Greenblock to this region”, continued Frazier.

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 their disaster resistant, energy efficient and sustainable attributes.

The bulk of a 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 structure. 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 for occupants.

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.

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, hotels, 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.

*ICF Installation services provided by Insulated Concrete Walls Inc.

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