TF Forming Systems goes beyond the conventional guidelines of being green. Exemplified by our latest design, TransForm, we don't believe in simply meeting LEED ratings but reaching beyond them with sensible approaches. The majority of both ThermoForm and TransForm systems are made from recycled materials, in fact, 76.5% of ThermoForm is recycled material by weight. TF helps you meet LEED guidelines with ease, but we have a much bigger aim: to be at the forefront of technologies in energy efficiency and to lead the industry to a sustainable model.
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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation toward sustainable design. The system is credit-based, allowing projects to earn points for environmentally- friendly actions taken during construction and use of a building. LEED was launched in an effort to develop a “consensus-based, market-driven rating system to accelerate the development and implementation of green building practices.” The program is not rigidly structured; not every project must meet identical requirements to qualify.
Detailed information on the LEED program and project certification process is available from USGBC.The program outlines the intent, requirements, technologies, and strategies for meeting each credit. Credits are broken down into individual points. A building requires at least 40 points for certification in LEED-NC v3.0. Silver, gold, and platinum levels are also available.
Using TF Forming System wall systems can help increase the number of points awarded to a building in the LEED system. The following areas provide suggestions for earning LEED-NC v3 points through the use of TransForm. The credit categories and the credit numbers are those in the LEED rating system. Points must be documented according to LEED procedures in order to be earned. The USGBC website, contains a downloadable “letter template” that greatly simplifies the documentation requirements for LEED v3.0.
Note: please consult with a design professional during the design phase to ensure that all sustainable features you are interested in incorporating are covered under the LEED program.
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In the heart of tornado alley, more and more home owners are choosing to build with Insulated Concrete Form homes for disaster resistance and energy efficiency. Hideaway Developments, Inc. has a brand new insulated concrete form home for sale in their newest pocket community development in Ozark, Missouri.
According to the article below by DWM Magazine, Net-Zero-Energy Homes saw strong growth in 2016. The article is geared toward the door and window manufacturing sector but realizes how important the building envelope is in achieving the Net-Zero-Energy Home. At TF Forming Systems, we know how critical the building envelope is. This is why we are passionate about our vertical insulated concrete forms.