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Sustainable Design Using ICFs

Nudura Sustainability
Projects specifying Nudura ICF blocks provide much greater potential for saving valuable environmental resources, reducing energy consumption and C02 emissions, two major factors facing today’s commercial and residential buildings. Nudura is proud to contribute to the LEED program for both Canada and the United States

Today's buildings demand reliable, robust, high thermal performance building envelopes that provide maximum energy efficiency, prevent heat loss, and eliminate thermal bridging, all of which, Nudura ICF blocks can deliver. These performance criteria are key factors in minimizing energy running costs while maximizing property value for building owners. Click here for the Declare Label provided by the International Living Future Institute and the Living Building Challenge.

It is vital that the correct insulation systems and materials are specified at the design stage to ensure that thermal performance is maintained throughout the lifetime of the building. Additionally, high-performance ICF block building envelopes can reduce annual running costs by as much as 70% in conjunction with other high-performance products included through the building design.



RECYCLED MATERIALS - Nudura ICF block systems are manufactured from EPS. Nudura’s unique DURAFOLD Technology web design is manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene and steel.

BUILDING DURABILITY – Nudura ICF Blocks offer a structure built out of Concrete, one of the most durable and energy-efficient building materials, resulting in buildings that stand the test of time. Building with Nudura also offers maximum safety in high wind areas due to its high impact resistance.

WASTE REDUCTION – Nudura offers unique technological ICF Block design which creates less waste during the construction process, sending less waste to our landfills. *All waste is 100% recyclable.

MOLD RESISTANT- Nudura Forms have been laboratory tested and will not support mold growth.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE - Nudura ICF Blocks significantly reduce the number of carbon emissions, due to the structure's high energy efficiency levels, reducing the number of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling reducing your carbon footprint.

IMPROVED INDOOR AIR QUALITY – Nudura eliminates air gaps, minimizing the potential formation of mold growth and draft paths. The end result is an airtight structure that enables building mechanical systems to heat, cool, and ventilate the ICF block structure more efficiently, creating a healthier living and working environment for building occupants

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This information is designed to rapidly and conveniently equate the engineer and architect alike with the product attributes of the Nudura® Wall System.

Continuing Education

Nudura offers an Insulated Concrete Forms course in an easy to use online setting that allows Architects and design professionals to earn Continuing Education credits 24 hours a day.


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