116: Cut Heat Loss at the Slab Edge

Concrete slab edge insulation is one of my hot topics. It seems to spark debate, firstly about if it’s worth doing, then secondly about how to do it. I recently spoke with manufacturer and experienced business owner, Mike Peters of Fort Wayne, Indiana who’s come up with an easy solution for builders to cut heat Read More …

Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms

Nudura is a type of Insulated Concrete Form (ICF). This particular flavour of ICF was created by Canadian former builder, Murray Snider, who is now President and CEO of Nudura. “The forms are interlocking modular units that are dry-stacked (without mortar) and filled with concrete.” Wikipedia Like other types of ICF, Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms are basically like Read More …

EcoFest 2014

Louisa Chase is the Project Manager for EcoFest 2014. The festival runs from March 15th through to April 13th and has everything from films, to gardening and composting seminars, eco-house tours and even a sustainable fashion show. From Native Plants to ‘Nana Technology’ Kaipatiki started 15 years ago with one person planting some native trees Read More …