The foundation is the most expensive and arguably the most significant feature of any structure. The right choices here will protect against water problems, poor drainage, and heat loss in the future. Compare the unique benefits, challenges and best practices for a range of methods that will accomplish these goals while also protecting environmental values: poured concrete, preserved wood foundation, insulated concrete forms, and frost protected shallow foundations. Can both environmental and cultural concerns be successfully addressed in the same project? Explore how a Youthbuild program achieved this while also supplying affordable housing in Guadalupe, Arizona.
A combination of short informational and instructional videos, designed to help you effectively manage and develop your YouthBuild Green Building program.
Each learning module includes lesson plans and topics essential to quality new green construction, gut rehab, weatherization and energy auditing.