Eco friendly insulation
Insulating Concrete Forms are cast-in-place concrete walls are sandwiched between 2 layers of insulation, providing excellent strength and insulation.
With Vacuum Insulation Panels a 1 in panel provides 7 times the insulation as traditional methods.
Plant-Based Polyurethane Rigid Foam is manufactured from bamboo and kelp. This rigid foam is generally used for surfboards, but is now being seen for its great insulation capabilities.
Straw Bales is the byproduct of the grain industry they can provide good insulation and last for hundreds of years if kept dry.
Earth by far the most abundant resource on the planet. Using rammed earth or adobe building techniques is a great natural insulator.
Eco friendly materials
Cool Roofing reflects heat from the sun and transfers less heat into the building, keeping the building cooler.
Low-E Windows are windows that have a clear coating of metallic oxide which keeps the heat inside during winter and the cold inside during summer.
Laser Lights in 10 years will begin replacing LED lights. It works on the same principle, except these can pump out 2,000 times as much light.
Recycled Steel will skip all the wood cutting by ordering customized steel beams and panels to fit a specific design.
The site of the admin building is relatively flat, with a slight slope towards a creek for natural drainage.
At the location of the admin building, the ground level is about 600 ft. above sea level.
The area surrounding the admin is mostly covered with trees and foliage
The land is located in the Eastern Cross Timbers Soil region
Located nearby is a small creek that has created a flood zone
Find more at:
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Soils of Texas. (n.d.). Retrieved December 6, 2015, from http://texasalmanac.com/topics/environment/soils-texas