Construction Technology Laboratories
This article describes about HVAC sizing methodology for insulated concrete homes. Insulated concrete walls are increasingly being utilized as an alternative to wood frame walls in residential construction. Insulated concrete walls include insulating concrete form (ICF) walls, cast-in-place insulated concrete walls, insulated precast concrete walls, autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) walls, and insulated concrete masonry (CMU) walls. Houses constructed with concrete wall systems are both disaster resistant and energy efficient. Energy efficiency is imparted by the inherent thermal mass, high levels of insulation, and low air infiltration of these walls.