Building Green SIPS/ICF
|Agriboard Industries. SIPs filled with Straw. ***|
|Fischer-SIPS one of many pre-fabricated factory Structural Insulated Panel manufacturers: Gain a point for reducing jobsite waste. Gain a point for use of recycled materials. Gain a point for using FSC certified SIPS. Gain a point for using regional materials (within 500 miles of manuf). Gain a point for using low VOC materials (caulks & sealants). Gain 4-10 points. KY.|
|Insulating Concrete Form Association's primary activities are promotion, codes and standards, research, partnering and education.|
|ICF Builder's Network. This web site is being developed to provide a networking forum for builders, home owners, those building a home, designers, architects, engineers, ICF professionals, and any others who wish to learn more abou|
|Oak Ridge National Labs and Polish Academy of Sciences Report "Thermal Mass - Energy Savings Potential in Residential Buildings" This paper presents a comparative study of the energy performance of light-weight and massive wall systems.|
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
Recent Building Blog Posts
Ancient as gardening. Wattling is fun and attractive.
Since Neolithic times we have fenced our sheep and vegetables in this easy to make (albeit time consuming) wooden fence.
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.
By the directors of Food, Inc.