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SunTerra EnergyBlock

is a Better Wall System than

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

 insulated concrete forms icf
Thermal mass is in the correct location on SunTerra EnergyBlock walls   SunTerra EnergyBlock has a higher insulation value than Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
 thermal mass correct location    higher insulation value
SunTerra EnergyBlock construction stores and releases more energy than Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)   Note: Ecotope Inc, Energineering Firm - Seattle, WA evaluated  R-value on ICF products (Polysteel forms R-16.7, Quad-Lock forms R-16.9 and R-20.4, and Keeva forms R-20.4)
     
 
SunTerra EnergyBlock walls are thinner than Insulated Concrete Forms providing more usable interior
 
SunTerra EnergyBlock's interior surface is a finished, masonry, decorative wall.
more usable interior    Masonry Decorative Wall
Note: A 2,000 square foot single level home loses 48 square feet of interior space at $125 per square foot that results in a loss of $6,000 with ICF.    SunTerra EnergyBlock is a structural, decorative component that comes in various finishes and colors.
     
 

Masonry Value Added

Masonry walls have the reputation of being a value added feature to homes and other buildings.
Compare the cost of cultured stone or stone veneers applied to the interior surface of a wall of $25-$30 per square foot. Compare slate, granite or tile veneer costing $15-$20 per square foot. These expenses do not include the cost of the required structural wall they are attached to.
A polished or split face colored EnergyBlock insulated wall system costs less than $15 per square foot including all of its other benefits. And with all these benefits it's affordable compared to standard wood framing with sheetrock interior because of the significant annual energy savings for heating and cooling expense.
  
 

SunTerra EnergyBlock Costs Less to Build Than ICF

Exterior Wall Pricing 12' x 8' Section
 SUNTERRA ENERGYBLOCK  
 8" CMU block (materials and labor) 96 SF x $8.50  $816.00
 3" foil-polyisocyanurate insulation 96 SF x $1.72  165.00
 Masonry insulation connector (MIC) extrusions 56 LF x $1.00  56.00
 Install insulation 2 hours x $35.00  70.00
 $11.53 SF  $1,107.00
   
 INSULATED CONCRETE FORM  
10" ICF material and labor 96 SF x $12.50  $1,200.00
 Sheetrock interior 96 SF x $.90  86.00
 Paint interior wall 96 SF x $.50  48.00
 Baseboard 8 LF x $2.50 20.00
$14.10 SF  $1,354.00
   
 AVERAGE SAVINGS WITH SUNTERRA ENERGYBLOCK                     $2.57 SF  
 
 

INTERIOR INSULATION APPLICATION 

interior insulation application
  • Prevent thermal bridging and moisture condensation.
  • All water resistant components.
  • Reduce potential mold problems.
  • Eliminate need for concrete fasteners.
  • Conceal electrical wiring.
  • Meet the continuous insulation code requirement.
  • Save time and money.