SOURCE: Nudura

November 09, 2009 08:18 ET

NUDURA's ICF Concrete Blocks Help School District Win Award

BARRIE, ON--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - The Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) received the 2009 Andromeda Star of Energy Efficient Award presented by the Alliance to Save Energy. This award is presented to organizations, learning institutions, state offices and government programs for their efforts to promote energy efficiency. By using NUDURA's ICF structures, WCPS was one of six winners honored during the 17th annual "Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency" award dinner on September 17 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

WCPS, located in Kentucky, was earned this tremendous award through their use of concrete schools. These concrete schools, built with NUDURA products, are constructed using ICF (insulated concrete forms) concrete blocks. Insulated concrete forms help to keep the schools warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By building schools from ICF concrete blocks, along with other green advancements, WCPS has avoided costs of more than $4 million and reduced consumption by more than 28 percent during the last five years. In addition, WCPS currently has four buildings with Energy Star certification. WCPS prides itself on educating their students on the benefits of energy efficiency as well by including the topic in the daily curriculum.

By using NUDURA's product, not only do WCPS's concrete schools become more efficient, but the construction process is more efficient as well. NUDURA's ICF structures are longer, wider and have reversible interlock. This allows the building to be built in a faster, more efficient manner, thereby saving resources. In addition, NUDURA ICF products are designed to be shipped folded, so WCPS pays less in shipping costs and the green factor is increased by limiting the amount of fuel needed for transportation. To help the green movement even further, all of the webs in NUDURA's forms are made from recycled materials. This allows much of the waste coming off the job site to be recycled. Not stopping there, NUDURA uses foam with no CFC or HCFC emissions and concrete rather than wood. Combine those features with NUDURA's tight construction, which allows mechanical equipment to perform better, and the result is a healthier environment for students, faculty and visitors.

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