SOURCE: Nudura

September 12, 2010 22:23 ET

NUDURA's ICFs Play Integral Role in Green School Construction

BARRIE, ON--(Marketwire - September 12, 2010) -  NUDURA Corporation, a leader in the insulated concrete forms industry, facilitates another school realizing its green building goals. Not only is the school the most energy efficient school in the state, but it boasts the title of first insulated concrete form (ICF) school in Kentucky.

Richardsville Elementary in Warren Country, Kentucky is like other elementary schools in many ways, but being the first net zero energy school comes with its privileges. Thanks to the ingenuity and design of NUDURA's ICFs, the school also serves as an example for other schools in the area of green school construction at its very best. 

NUDURA's ICFs ensure energy efficient wall construction and provide a cost-effective, smarter choice for insulation. The NUDURA super insulated ICF walls, combined with an R-32 roof, provide the foundation for a more effective building envelope, in the end using less energy to heat and cool the building home to Richardsville's 500+ students during the school year.

This venture combined the talents of owners, architects, engineers, and NUDURA representatives to set energy goals before building and design began. This team approach lead to the successful implementation of conservation and sustainability plans. In addition to the green building benefits of NUDURA's ICFs, the design team elaborated on the energy efficient, sustainable strategies incorporated into earlier facilities. The team then decided to extend and enhance this by creating a total energy Net Zero public school facility in pursuit of a LEED Platinum certification. When the school opens its doors to students, the bar for future projects both in the state and across the nation has been set to a new higher standard of building. 

Kenny Stanfield, the principal architect on this project recently remarked, "For our team, the goal of achieving a net zero school was simply the next step." With NUDURA's technologies green building became one school's reality, modeling to other schools the opportunity to learn and build smarter, more environmentally friendly educational facilities. 

For more information about NUDURA Corporation, an Insulated Concrete Form manufacturer, sold through a distributor network throughout the world, visit www.NUDURA.com.

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