Have you ever wondered if the cost of energy efficient building is comparable to traditional construction? Here are 5 reasons why ICE Panels are a cost-effective option for your next building project.
Reason #1: Cost Saving Technology
ICE Panels offer effective elimination of thermal bridging, which is the culprit for majority of heat loss in traditional buildings that allows drafts to enter the home. Exterior walls of a traditionally framed building often have heat loss ranging from 50-80%, dramatically increasing utility bills to combat excessive heating and cooling. A home built to today’s current standards should offer a utility cost lower than the mortgage payment.
The ICE Panel’s energy efficient technology starts where the competition ends, R-Values that increase your building energy efficiency and offer costs that are some of the lowest in the industry. The ICE Panel offers effective R-Values ranging anywhere from 22 to 44, exceeding those of traditional building methods. With the airtight abilities the ICE Panel has to offer, you know you’ll be getting more bang for your buck by saving money on future utility bills. An amazing selling point for future tenants or building resale.
Reason #2: Simplified Construction and Faster Close In Time
Compared to the lengthy process of traditional construction, ICE Panels offer a streamlined combination of framing, insulation, and vapour barrier saving valuable construction time, allowing builders to complete projects faster. With faster completion comes fast-tracked occupancy of the building, meaning extra time savings or revenue due to an earlier occupancy rate!
Due to the lightweight nature of the ICE Panels, less on-site manpower is required. The ICE Panels can often be installed without the use of heavy machinery. This means your crew can work longer without burning out, and more senior members of the crew aren’t straining to lift heavy materials.
Reason #3: Efficient Planning
At Greenstone, we develop your plans into ICE Panels using engineered modelling through a 3D Revit program. This allows us to catch any problems along the way, eliminating jobs site error which could cost up to thousands of dollars in unforeseen costs. This allows for a streamlined construction process where the components of your build align accurately, leaving no room for user error!
When building with ICE Panels, the streamlined installation process allows for less building materials to be used which means thinner walls and a wider floor plan. This offers excellent incentives for builders as more square footage means larger layouts, allowing you to fit more within your design for a higher re-sale value.
The ICE Panel’s energy efficient technology starts where the competition ends, R-Values that increase your building energy efficiency and offer costs that are some of the lowest in the industry.
Reason #4: Less Unexpected Costs
What is often overlooked in the calculation of costs is the site cleanup after a construction project,. ICE Panels offer less onsite clean up at the materials are made to specific specs that aim to reduce waste. Less clean up means more time and money saved from having to transport employees and materials to the landfill, or paying others to clean up your debris.
ICE Panels are the perfect material to build with in the winter months, not only do they allow for quicker heating within the assembly, they are materials less vulnerable to the elements. So if you want to save money by ordering your product early, you can keep them outdoors without having to worry about damaged materials or get ahead of the game by completing your build during the winter months.
Reason #5: Rebates and Incentives
ICE Panels make a significant contribution in qualifying for new construction rebates and incentives. ICE Panels are an energy efficient building method, meeting building code standards across North America to reduce energy consumption. By working with Greenstone Building Products, it opens you up to receiving rebates and other incentives set by programs like Efficiency Manitoba, Fortis BC New Homes, and many others!
Interested in how you can make your next project cost-effective with Greenstone? Learn more about the benefits of building with ICE Panels by giving us a call at 204-726-1426 or send an email to email@example.com. Let’s chat!