ICF block homes / Guides

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...ICF - Insulated Concrete Forms: ICF block diagram courtesy Fox Blocks This is a system of polystyrene blocks that are stacked and filled with concrete to form the entire wall system of your home. Building with ICF blocks is great for reducing sound transmission and stopping the infiltration of air, insects an...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Homes Is OSB or Plywood Better for Roofs, Walls & Floors? Which Building Envelope Material is Best? Wood, Steel, Concrete, Straw Bale? Sources: Sustainability and life cycle analysis of residential structures Timber vs concrete and steel structures Building Green: environmental product declaration (EPD)...