Concrete Houses Conserve Energy, Reduce Costs


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Title: Concrete Houses Conserve Energy, Reduce Costs

Author(s): Joseph A. Dobrowolski

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 1

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 27-31

Keywords: anchorage (structural); cement pastes; concrete construction; energy methods; fire resistance; joints (junctions); insulating concretes; polyurethane resins; precast concrete; residential buildings.

Date: 9/1/1979

The use of exterior sprayed-on insulation and portland cement plaster produces an attractive precast wall panel residence which is capable of effi-cient use of solar and thermal energy by storage in the concrete panels until required. The cavelike in-terior environment created by omission of floor insula-tion leads to better control on the use of thermal energy and lower requirements for equipment. Construction and design are described.