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Saving Heating/Cooling Costs With ICF (Insulating Concrete
ARXX ICF's Energy Savings confirmed by
46% energy savings advantages with ARXX verified by EnerGuide
for New Houses
Energy savings of 46% over code-built houses! A third party
project completed in 1999 for Natural Resources Canada confirms
the energy savings advantages of building new houses with
the ARXX (Blue Maxx) Wallsystem .
A total of 64 homes were tested as part of the EnerGuide pilot
project. Five of these homes were built with ARXX and 59 were
built conventionally. Testing procedures included a blower-door
test and a Hot 2000 heat loss simulation for each home.
Among other findings, the test results confirmed that the
five ARXX homes were, on average, 46% more energy efficient
than if they were built strictly to Ontario Building Code
The figures used in the study were based on 1999 fuel costs
whereas today’s prices are significantly higher and
therefore greater savings is possible.
Contact Ottawa ICF at 613-720-4915 and we will help
you determine your own potential savings.