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 off-site under strict quality assurance guidelines. When manufactured with materials acceptable as sustainable, green and local, it’s hard to envision a better method to be utilized when building green.
Superior Walls’ Xi™ wall uses built-in 2.5 inches of Dow® STYROFOAM™ blue-board insulation. 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 monolithically poured (poured all at once) with high-strength concrete for solid structural integrity and reinforced with steel rebar and polypropylene fibers.
Xi Walls = X-TRA Insulation
The Xi Wall’s special high strength, low-water concrete mix also requires no additional damp proofing, and meets or exceeds energy conservation requirements from both the IECC and the IRC Codes.