Sustainability and Resale Value. A sustainable building is one whose construction and lifetime of operation assure the healthiest possible environment while representing the most efficient and least disruptive use of land, water, energy and resources.
Insulating concrete forms are considered a “green” building material and can actually provide up to 37 of a possible 110 LEED credits to a structure just through their use. 21 of these 37 are in energy consumption and the emission of greenhouse gases. 6 points come from material and resource, 5 from innovation and design, 2 each from sustainable sites and regional property and 1 from indoor environmental quality. At the end of its useful life, almost all concrete can be crushed and recycled for use in road beds and backfill. In some cases it is recycled for aggregate for new concrete.