Wall Comparison

Wall Type NatureBuilt ICF SIP Stud Framed
Cost $$ $$$ $$$ $$
Insulation Value R-35 R-20 R-35 R-141
Installation Time Fast Moderate Fast Slow
Emobodied Energy2 Low

Very High

High Moderate
Fossil Fuel Product No Yes Yes No
Finished Wall Thickness 16" 16" 13.5" 7"
Interior/Exterior Plaster/Stucco Drywall/Stucco Dywall/Stucco Drywall/Stucco
Wall Details 14" natural fibre insulated in wood frame incased in 1" of Stucco 15" Foam/ICF (5" EPS) filled with reinforced concrete 11.25" EPS sandwiched between 1/2" OSB R-19 Batts between 2x6 - 16" O.C.

1R-19 used between studs - the decrease in R value is due to thermal bridging
2embodied energy is the energy used in manufacturing the product

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