One of the most interesting energy-saving approaches that architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS) took was to design the building with an ICF (insulated concrete form) bearing wall assembly. The ICF approach was chosen for its insulating capacity, its speedy and efficient construction assembly and its performance in an area of the country where there are great temperature variances. The LAS project manager for Chidley North says that ICF “provides almost double the thermal insulation of concrete masonry with conventional insulation.”
Chidley North features a host of energy-saving, water-saving and other green strategies that earned the building its LEED gold.Photo credit © James West / JWest Productions.
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