BASF's 'Near-Zero-Energy' Home relies extensively on EPS insulation.
The first-floor, foundation, and basement walls were poured with EPS insulating concrete forms (ICFs). Interior floors are concrete on EPS planks, which helps maintain temperature stability on each floor level. Second-floor walls and roof are structural insulating panels (SIPs) with an 8-in. EPS core between wood oriented-strand boards.
Although they don't contribute energy savings in this case, the home uses structural insulating concrete panels (SICPs) in the garden and retaining walls. These have EPS core segments with a surrounding wire cage, which are encapsulated on-site with sprayed concrete. All these prefabricated panel concepts, with pieces cut to shape off-site, can contribute to faster construction and lower labor costs.
The Paterson house is an actual home: BASF donated it to the family of a 15-year-old boy who was left paraplegic after being hit by a car when he was eight. Since then, he has lived apart from his family, which could not afford to care for him at home. The family has been reunited in this specially designed house. BASF: (800) BC-RESIN * www.hetterhomebetterplanet.com
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2006|
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