Superior Walls is a manufacturer of NGBS Green Certified products. Effective
on February 12, 2013, Superior Walls Insulated Precast Concrete Wall
products are pre-qualified to earn specific green points as Green Certified Products by Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly the NAHB Research Center). The products can earn points in categories for resource efficiency, energy efficiency and indoor environmental air quality.
This highly recognized certification program is offered by Home Innovation Research Labs.
As shown in the table below, points can be awarded in several
different categories called “practices” as outlined in the National
Green Building Standard. The ICC 700-2008 National Green Building
Standard was first published in January 29, 2009. You may purchase a
copy at www.iccsafe.org. The
Standard encompasses all types of residential construction, and
remodeling of and additions to existing residential buildings.
See http://www.homeinnovation.com/greencertifiedproducts/ for more information about product listing. Click on the image below for a copy of our certificate.
Research indicates that an uninsulated basement can account for over 33% of the total heat loss in your home. That’s why our foundations feature a continuous layer of insulation bonded directly to the concrete, resulting in a high energy efficiency to help reduce energy costs. We also feature up to R- 12.5 insulation and galvanized steel stud facings ready for drywall finishing. America’s finest new homes are built on Superior foundations. Maybe it’s because we’re the leader in residential precast foundation systems. Or maybe it’s because our high-strength precast concrete foundation systems are created in a factory-controlled environment with built-in insulation. Whatever the reason, over 85,000 of America’s finest new homes are built on Superior Walls.
Reduces Energy Leakage. Building with Superior Walls insulated precast concrete wall panels provides your home with an excellent thermal envelope, minimizing the potential for energy leakage. The combination of pre-engineered built-in insulation and high strength concrete is a great foundation for energy conservation.
Lowers Energy Utilities. Built-in insulation helps lower energy loss through the basement walls. The R-12.5 insulation throughout the wall panels minimizes thermal transfer. The pre-studded wall panels include a cavity for additional insulation to maximize R-value.
Saves Valuable Natural Resources. Since the foundation wall panels are engineered and manufactured with insulated concrete studs, Superior Walls reduces the amount of lumber, stone, sand and concrete in your new home.
Pre-Engineered for Energy and Strength. Superior Walls 5000psi concrete, engineered with a lower water-to-cement ratio, ensures durability and helps prevent the transfer of moisture through the wall. A dry basement will limit the possibility of mold and other airborne fungus that can be found in traditional basements and affect air quality.
Reduces On-site Soil Contamination. Superior Walls are built in an indoor production facility, thus there is no form oil used at the jobsite. Because damproofing is built-in, (ESR-1662) there is no need to use on-site bituminous coatings.
Reduces Jobsite Waste. With the reduction of the building cycle time, there is less jobsite waste than a home using a traditional foundation.
Research indicates that over 33% of a home’s heat loss through the basement occurs at the top 24 inches. Superior Walls panels meet or exceed energy conservation requirements from both the IECC and the IRC.
Patented design and construction features include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams help ensure energy efficiency in the home.
Facing against the environment, Superior Walls Xi panels have 1-3/4-inch concrete face shell backed by 2-1/2-inches of DOW® extruded polystyrene insulation.
May assist in retarding mold and mildew in home foundations.
Patented wall systems from Superior Walls allow homeowners to save on energy bills while gaining additional living space in their new home.
Concrete used in Superior Walls provides protection against freeze/thaw cycles and water vapor transmission.
The urethane sealant used between panels provides superior protection against water penetration. Therefore, no additional damp proofing materials are required. The closed cell polystyrene material in the Dow Styrofoam® provides an effective vapor barrier for Superior Walls.