Is an insulated concrete wall system a wise choice for a low-energy home?
I am interested in building a home that requires very little energy to operate. I was introduced to a insulated concrete wall system,… (Thermomass — http://www.thermomass.com)… which unlike the conventional ICF, where the thermal properties are on the exterior surface, they are internal — a solid foam core sandwiched between 4″ inner and outer layers of concrete.
My thoughts were that durability, air permeability, bulk moisture and thermal comfort would all be addressed in such an application. (Aside from the fact that make-up air would have to be installed anyway.)
Can you add any comment to this?
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