If you would like to build a structure that is environmentally friendly and sustainable, Amvic ICF wall systems are an excellent building alternative. There are several elements that make Amvic ICF green which are outlined below.
Reduces Energy Consumption & Harmful Emissions
Global warming is a direct result of harmful gas emissions released into the earth’s atmosphere. Amvic ICF structures combine expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation and concrete thermal mass. This highly effective combination of materials minimizes temperature fluctuations by absorbing and storing heat to make superb wall forms. This equates to an average of approximately 30-50% reduction in energy consumption for heating and cooling, which results in an equivalent reduction in harmful emissions.
Furthermore, Amvic manufacturing centers use steam and cold water to produce ICFs. No CFC’s, HCFC’s, formaldehyde or any chemicals are used in Amvic’s manufacturing process and no off-gassing is present.
Amvic ICF can generate as little as 1% construction waste, which is over 50% less than most competing ICFs. This greatly reduces land filling which produces methane emissions.
Worldwide deforestation adds 1-2 billion metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere annually! In order to protect our atmosphere and ourselves, it is essential to reduce the number of trees we cut down. Every Amvic home saves several trees, which absorb carbon dioxide and give us oxygen.
Contributes to LEED Certification
Amvic ICF can greatly contribute to the LEED certification of a structure. Amvic has conducted a third party LEED Product Assessment which reports that Amvic ICF can contribute over 20 points towards certification.
Uses Recycled Materials
Amvic ICF webs are manufactured using 100% post-industrial recycled polypropylene. This means that over 60% of the weight of an Amvic ICF block is comprised of recycled materials.
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