So by spending a ton of time and materials, you save pennies a year on heat, in theory...until you have to add outside air intake because the envelope is too tight, causing it to be unhealthy. So how exactly does spending all that time and Material save anything in the long run? Just makes house a LOT more expensive and time consuming to build, and doesn't benefit anyone. Maybe puts a smug Ile on your face on how "green" you are. Green building is only green because of all the money it wastes.
So you guys are supposedly experts, but discussing ICF's you showed a glaring lack of knowledge on the whole system. Maybe you should have someone who knows more than what the acronym means means discuss it. Stick to your "green" building. You should change the name of the magazine to "Green Building ", because you have lost the focus that you had 10 years ago when I first loved the magazine. I don't even buy single copies anymore, it's all green building garbage.
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