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  • Sustainable building in a hot and humid climate

    Sustainable building in a hot and humid climate

    By Ulrich Dangel and Matt Fajkus
    Ulrich Dangel and Matt Fajkus
    Published: Feb. 19, 2011

    The School of Architecture’s Thermal Lab, an experimental facility, allows for the testing of new building components while taking the Central Texas climate into consideration.

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      Jimi Ballard said on Feb. 24, 2011 at 2:47 p.m.
      Will you be doing any studies of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)? We are building townhomes on the Texas Coast using ICFs which we chose for their superior insulation, thermal mass, sound deadening, and strength for high windstorm (hurricane) environments. Our tenants report anecdotally that the units are very comfortable during hot humid days, much more so than other typically constructed buildings. This seems to be a very good and well proven construction technique for high heat and humidity environments. You can read more about our ICF construction at