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    The Challenges of Building a Net Zero, Storm-Resistant Home

    The Challenges of Building a Net Zero, Storm-Resistant Home

    Building a home that stands up to severe weather and flooding is one thing. Designing a net zero energy custom home that your clients will love is another. The owners of this Delaware home needed a structure that could provide protection from the storms and flooding that frequently plague the Chesapeake Bay area. They also

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    Supporting Green Initiatives in Government with ICF Construction

    Supporting Green Initiatives in Government with ICF Construction

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    5 Net Zero Energy Homes That Will Inspire

    5 Net Zero Energy Homes That Will Inspire

    Sustainable construction and design isn’t just a hot trend, it’s becoming the norm. The need for environmentally friendly construction is ushering in innovative design strategies and new benchmarks for the building materials industry. One of the most popular, and arguably important, concepts in sustainable design is the move towards zero-energy buildings. Zero-energy buildings are facilities

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    Improve the Comfort and Health of a Building with Soundproof Exterior Walls

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    An excellent choice for wind-resistant home design is Fox Blocks insulated concrete forms (ICF). Fox Blocks build wind-resistant walls that protect a house, the valued contents and family from dangerous winds and flying debris during severe wind events.   Wind-Resistant Home Design is Critical to a Family’s Safety A wind-resistant home protects the house and

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    Building Fire-Resistant Homes with Fox Blocks ICFs

    Fire-resistant houses are essential for protecting homes and families against increasing wildfires in the United States. Vital elements of a fire-resistant home design include passive fire protection with fireproof roofs, window, door, vents, and exterior walls, like ones built with Fox Blocks insulated concrete form (ICF) wall systems.   Why Design a Fire-Resistant Home? Building

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