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Casa Bella Verde Last week, I wrote a post about Torrent Shotcrete winning the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) Outstanding Project of the Year for Infrastructure (2012) for their outstanding work on the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens Visitors Centre.

Well, we had another project take home some hardware during World of Concrete 2013. Casa Bella Verde in Dorado Hills California won the ICF Builder Award for 2012. This amazing eco home sits in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is aiming for LEED Platinum status and en route to becoming one of the greenest homes in the world. The developer had chosen to use ICF technology in its design to create the most energy efficient structure known to the building industry.

Casa Bella Verde  - ICF TechnologyICF technology enables the designer to create, without limitations, a home with the very maximum energy efficiency. Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane helps to create greener ICF structures. ICF systems are already well known for their multiple environmental benefits – it is estimated that every ICF home saves approximately eight and a half trees.

Casa Bella Verde Team

From left to right: Dennis Bockhaus- Geothermal Specialist, Erik Garcia- ICF Builder/ Materials supplier, Nicholas Nikiforuk- ICF Specialist, Briana Alhadeff- Owner, Designer, Project Manager, Kevin DeSantis- ICF Builder, Darin Dietz- ICF Builder, Dietz Custom Cabinets

Waterproofing these award winning projects from the inside, with permanent Integral Crystalline waterproofing protects these structures throughout their lifetime. As long as moisture remains present, crystals continue to grow throughout the concrete. World of Concrete 2013 definitely showed our industry who is at the forefront in showcasing the future of infrastructure sustainability.

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