What Makes a Building Green?
A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure
that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological
and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet
certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee
productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently;
and reducing the overall impact to the environment.
What Are the Economic Benefits of Green Buildings?
A green building may cost more up front, but saves through lower
operating costs over the life of the building. The green building
approach applies a project life cycle cost analysis for determining
the appropriate up-front expenditure. This analytical method
calculates costs over the useful life of the asset.
These and other cost savings can only be fully realized when they
are incorporated at the project's conceptual design phase with the
assistance of an integrated team of professionals. The integrated
systems approach ensures that the building is designed as one system
rather than a collection of stand-alone systems.
New Hampshire ICF is the distributor for
Logix Insulated Concrete Forms, a Canadian/United States group with
manufacturing plants in the US and Canada. Based
on the simple concept of interlocking blocks, LOGIX ICF gives you
a wall system that's not only long lasting, but also quick to build,
sound-proofed, energy-efficient and has a 3-hour fire rating. Engineered
for superior performance, LOGIX gives you more wall for your money.
New Hampshire ICF, in conjunction with Green
Building Solutions, is pleased to offer the contractor or homeowner
the option of on or offsite built ICF shells which can greatly speed
up the construction process and provide the foundation for a superior
home product. Our experienced crews and contractors can provide
all services from site work, to foundation wall erection, to whole
shell erection including putting on the roof shingles. Let
us know what level of finish is required and our experienced crews
will provide it under the guidance of Green Building Solutions.