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  Issue 44

December 2011  

Featured Project

Large Home in
New York


Homes American Made, led by Mike and Robin Hanes, recently finished the installation of Quad-Lock walls and Quad-Deck floors for a large home set beautifully on a pond in upstate New York. Exterior walls used the R-38 TMO configuration and the floor was built using Quad-Deck 12.5" with in-floor radiant heating. The plans also included a multitude of corners, angles, arches and radius walls.


The owners and project team recognized the need for sustainable construction to breate a more comfortable and energy efficient living space.


Quad-Deck Testimonial


"We use Quad-Deck because of its strength advantage. Once the concrete is poured on the Quad-Deck and into the Quad-Lock walls, it ties the floor and walls together seamlessly. This has been a superior selling point to our customers. Quad-Deck can span long distances and provides the load strength we need, so many of the new homes we have constructed have had Quad-Deck installed as the garage floor system. What was once an area that would have been filled with sand and a concrete floor, can now be used as additional space in their basement - with absolutely no jack posts required! We have constructed homes that used Quad-Deck in place of the typical I-joist floor systems throughout a home. Hydronic heating with the use of radiant in-floor heat tubes installed on top of the Quad-Deck has been the number one selling point for all our customers. The insulation of the Quad-Deck and the radiant heating provide our customers with the warm floors they love in our cold Michigan winters."


Mike Hanes
Homes American Made
Caro, M

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President Announces Energy Efficiency Performance Contract Funding Model


On December 2, President Obama, joined by former President Bill Clinton, announced $4 billion in combined private and federal funds to be invested in upgrades to commercial buildings over the next two years.


"Upgrades Will Create Tens of Thousands of Jobs and Save Billions."


WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction sector. The $4 billion investment announced today includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers. In addition, 60 CEOs, mayors, university presidents, and labor leaders today committed to invest nearly $2 billion of private capital into energy efficiency projects; and to upgrade energy performance by a minimum of 20% by 2020 in 1.6 billion square feet of office, industrial, municipal, hospital, university, community college and school buildings. This announcement builds on a commitment made by 14 partners at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in June to make energy upgrades across 300 million square feet, and to invest $500 million in private sector financing in energy efficiency projects.


Watch the Presidents' Video and read more about the announcement and the Better Buildings Initiative.


Former President Bill Clinton states, "Investments in building retrofits and energy efficiency can make a real difference in the American economy, by creating jobs, growing our industries, improving businesses' bottom lines, reducing our energy bills and consumption, and preserving our planet for future generations..."


Quad-Lock Project Wins Award


Walls and Ceilings MagazineSustainable Live & Work Home Wins Excellence Award


Our Featured Project in last month's newsletter was just awarded 1st place in Walls & Ceilings Magazine's annual Excellence Award in the ICF Category.


ICF Home-OfficeCongratulations to the homeowners, to Midwest Modern, LLC, and to Midwest Construction Materials for all their efforts! Read the Project Profile or the Article in Walls & Ceilings Magazine (scroll down).


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