Styrofoam could be the next green innovation for home building

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September 24, 2014

The indestructible material known as Styrofoam has long been opposed by environmentalists, but it is becoming a sustainable and energy efficient substitute for wood.

Builders have long used insulated concrete forms for foundations and walls, but Leigh Overland Architects is taking insulated concrete blocks to a new level. When these blocks are stacked and held together with concrete, they seal out the elements and can cut utility bills in half, The Huffington Post reports.

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