Superior Walls Only Green Approved Foundation System
In 2010 Superior Walls insulated precast concrete wall systems earned the NGBS Green Certified Product designation by the Home Innovation Research Labs. Now, six years later, we’re still the only energy-efficient foundation system approved by the independent labs.
Builders choosing to use Superior Walls Xi, Xi Plus and R-5 foundations can earn up to 13 points on a project toward a National Green Building Certification via the following practices:
- Practice 601.2.2 – 3 points – Structural systems/advanced framing techniques optimize material usage.
- Practice 601.5 (1-3) – 4 points – Precut/preassembled components, panelized, or precast assemblies are utilized for a minimum of 90% of floor, wall, and/or roof system.
- Practice 602.1.1.2 – 3 points – A capillary break is provided between the footing and the foundation wall.
- Practice 608.1 – 3 points – Products containing fewer materials are used to achieve the same end-use requirements as conventional products.
Superior Walls prefabricated foundation walls are resource efficient, using up to 70 percent less concrete in a new home than conventional foundations. Stud facings eliminate the need for additional wood framing prior to interior finishing. Using fewer materials helps reduce the carbon footprint of the new home’s construction process.
For homeowners, the benefits of Superior Walls foundations systems are substantial. The energy-efficient walls help lower energy costs and reduce energy leakage while providing increased living space in a comfortable setting.
“There are many energy efficiency advantages to both homeowners and builders for using this Green Approved product,” according to Jim Costello, president of Superior Walls. “These wall systems help improve the indoor air quality in a dry basement setting along with enhancing the resale value of a home.”