New York Tests Pre-Cast Foundation and Insulation
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) teamed with the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) in Norwalk, Connecticut, to test a pre-cast foundation system in Buffalo. Since concrete is not poured on site, installation costs can be reduced and construction schedule disruptions eliminated by using a pre-cast foundation. Working through DOE's Building America Program, CARB will report on the thermal performance of this insulated foundation. For details, see the January 2004 issue of CARB News (PDF 146 KB).