TEST: THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF AN INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS
WALL SYSTEM AND A 2” x 6” WOOD FRAME WALL SYSTEM, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH TEST PROCEDURE ASTM C1363-11
TESTED BY: CLEB LABORATORY INC.
REPORT: AT-00529 & AT-00556
REPORT DATE: 12/08/2016
The report was prepared by CLEB Laboratories Inc. for the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association of a Thermal Performance of an Insulating Concrete Form Wall System and a 2” x 6” Wood Frame Wall System, in accordance with test procedure ASTM C1363-11. This report proves an Insulating Concrete Form wall can achieve up to 60% annual energy savings and 58% greater R-Value/RSI than a 2” x 6” Wood Frame Wall. What does this mean for consumers? Consider two typical homes, each with 2,000 square feet of wall area – one constructed in wood frame to permitted code*, the other constructed using ICF technology and subjecting both to the same test condition. When incorporating the average kWH value for all North America, this study indicates that in many climate zones that during the most extreme cold conditions an ICF wall can save between $140 and $190 per month in equivalent electrical consumption when compared to a traditionally constructed wood frame wall.
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