Aslan Companies is a Colorado ICF Contractor specializing in ICF home construction. Insulated Concrete Forms provide you with a superior construction technology that delivers cost-effective, high-performance structures that are safer, quieter, more comfortable, energy efficient, structurally secure, and environmentally responsible than any building system available on the market today. These facts will contribute to your success as a developer because it opens a new market of opportunity for commercial projects by combining strength, safety and energy efficiency.
ICF commercial buildings conserve energy and reduce heating and cooling costs by 35-45% in these ways:
- Build external walls with superior thermal properties.
- Utilizing an ICF wall system can substantially improve the R-value of the walls to R-24. This combination of high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal mass is believed to account for the amazing 25% to 50% energy savings of ICF versus wood or steel-framed structures.
- In addition to the increased R-value, ICF wall assemblies reduce the energy consumption further due to the benefit of the thermal mass of the wall system that provides thermal stability, moderating the fluctuations and reducing the heating and cooling loads, in most climates.
- ICF walls are recognized for having very low air infiltration rates. Infiltrating rates for ICFs are approximately 0.05 to 0.10 ACH (air changes/hour) as compared to 0.20 to 0.40 for a conventionally built wood frame structure. This further reduces the heating and cooling loads. As a result, with the combined performance of the higher R-value of the ICF wall assembly, the stabilizing effects of the thermal mass, and the benefit of the very low air infiltration, the wall system can perform equivalent to a typical stick frame wall with R- 35 to R-45+ insulation, in many areas of the country.