FILLED BLOCK Construction – Energy Efficient Building Option
Our concrete blocks are filled with “Icynene” that our professional in-house crew will inject into the walls of a building. After structural inspection by the Brevard County Building Department the workers fill the center cavity with pressurized foam. We then insulate all exterior walls with 3/4 Tuff-R before adding furring strips for drywall. This adds 1.5″ additional insulative value to your home. This combination creates a wall with many desirable properties: airtightness, strength, sound, sound attenuation, insulation, and mass.
The use of “Icynene” is growing rapidly because it gives a building enhanced comfort, solidity, durability, resistance to natural disasters, quietness, and energy efficiency. Buildings constructed with filled walls have a more even temperature throughout the day and night. They have virtually no “cold spots” and far fewer drafts.
Foam-filled walls have negligible air infiltration. The superior insulation, airtightness, and mass of the walls can reduce the cost of operating HVAC in a building by up to 40%. In addition, ICFs allow the installation of smaller heating and cooling equipment. The high R-value combined with the thermal mass means ICF walls exceed most energy code requirements. If the home is like most buildings, it is using fossil fuel. By reducing the building’s fossil fuel requirements, the ICF plays an important role in reducing the negative environmental impacts associated with fossil fuel use.
Energy Efficient with Spray Foam Insulation
At TWB we use a High-pressure spray foam insulation system called “Icynene” (http://www.icynene.com) which is sprayed into subfloors, attics, and ceilings. Sprayed on as a liquid, it expands in seconds to create a superior insulation and air barrier. By controlling air leakage, your home will perform 30%-50% better than with traditional insulation methods. Comfort and energy savings are sealed in with this “envelope” of protection, giving you a truly energy-efficient home.
Imagine 12 months of total and complete comfort – from the hottest days to the coldest nights. Well, you don’t have to, thanks to the XL20i system from Trane. It’s designed to perfectly cool your home in the summer and perfectly heat in the winter. When matched with a variable-speed indoor unit from Trane, the XL20i has another special feature.
“These managed cycles reduce temperature variances for the optimum in-home comfort.”
It’s a method of enhancing airflow that we call Comfort-R, and it gives you greater humidity control in cooling. This is accomplished by running the fan at a slower speed during start-up. These managed cycles reduce temperature variances for the optimum in home comfort. The XL20i is among the industry’s most efficient heat pumps available, with a rating up to 19.00 SEER. Increased efficiency may substantially lower your home heating and cooling costs.
Add Trane Clean Effects to your system for advanced air filtration that removes more dust, pollen, and other irritants from conditioned air for a cleaner, healthier, more comfortable home. And Trane Clean Effects is now proven to remove more than 99% of the common flu virus from your home’s filtered air.
Energy Efficient Windows
We use high-quality products in our homes.
These high-end vinyl windows have insulated Low-E glass and insulated frames. They are also impact rated to 2017 code for Florida.
Energy Efficient Lighting
ENERGY STAR compact LED light bulbs and lighting fixtures produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs while consuming 50 to 80 percent less. These bulbs last for years and save energy as well as putting off very little heat.
The Lighting industry has developed some very high design looks using led lighting, and our lighting experts will help you choose the look that’s right for you while achieving the highest “green score” possible.