In Florida, intense heat and extreme weather make “sustainable building” mean even more. Manatee County Habitat’s latest neighborhood will feature 18 houses as strong as they are energy-efficient. Polystyrene-insulated concrete forms make up the homes’ walls. Volunteers pour concrete into the forms to create walls that can withstand hurricane-strength winds. Reflective, galvanized roofing, spray-foam insulation and high-efficiency windows further save energy, and costs, for the families that will soon call Hope Landing home.
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