Superior Walls of America, Ltd. is the first and only foundation manufacturer whose products are approved to contribute points toward certification of a building under the National Green Building Standard. By using Superior Walls, builders can earn 13 total points toward the NAHB Research Center National Green Building Certification.
Research indicates that an uninsulated basement can accountfor up to 33 percent of the total heat loss in a home. In today’s environmentally conscious world, it’s reassuring to know that home builders have a green alternative to the standard block and mortar basement wall foundation.
An important part of green and sustainable construction is to minimize disturbance to the site and the environment. This includes minimizing the amount of construction waste produced as well as respecting the land around the building site. Prefabricated products such as Superior Walls make great sense in building green.They are manufactured offsite under strict quality assurance guidelines. Superior Walls XI wall uses built-in 2.5 inches of Dow Styrofoam blue-board insulation. (Additional cavity insulation may be siteinstalled to maximize insulation up to a value of R-50+). Everything about this wall is insulated, including corners, studs and top bond beam, making a complete thermal envelope. Special engineering makes the wall thermally insulated and isolated from the exterior elements. It is poured all at once with highstrength concrete for solid structural integrity and reinforced with steel rebar and polypropylene fibers.
Reduces Energy Leakage. Superior Walls concrete wall panels minimize the potential for energy leakage. The combination of preengineered built-in insulation and high strength concrete makes a great foundation for energy conservation.
Lowers Energy Cost. Built-in insulation lowers energy loss through the basement walls. The R-12.5 insulation throughout the wall panels minimizes thermal transfer.
Saves Valuable Natural Resources. The foundation panels are engineered and manufactured with insulated concrete studs, thus
reducing the amount of lumber, stone, sand and concrete in a new home.
Pre-Engineered for Energy and Strength. Superior Walls 5000 psi concrete, engineered with a lower water-to-cement ratio, ensures durability and helps prevent the transfer of moisture through the wall. A dry basement limits the possibility of mold and other airborne fungi found in other basements, which can affect your air quality.
Reduces On-Site Soil Contamination. Superior Walls are built in an indoor production facility; therefore no form oil is used at the job site. Because damp proofing is built-in (ESR-1662),there is no need to use on-site bituminous coatings.
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