Step-Tech™ Your Way to an Affordable Ultra Energy Efficient Home!

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Incorporated in 2002, Step-Tech™ is a patented building system that creates a true energy efficient thermal building envelope that is both affordable and Mother Nature resistant. This “Structural Thermal Envelope Panel Technology” is a simple engineered panel system that uses steel studs made from recyclable materials and expanded polystyrene (EPS). EPS foam is made from a byproduct of the gasoline manufacturing process from crude oil, which would otherwise be disposed as industrial waste. EPS itself is also recyclable. The combination of these green products in this patented system costs less than traditional 2 x 4 construction to build and will give a lifetime of savings in heating and cooling costs. This construction system is designed to significantly reduced job site time and labor costs. The walls and roof of a 1400 square foot home can be constructed in one day. Yes, you read that correctly, one day. If you are looking to build a new home, this information is vital for you before you make your building decision.

Watch this 3 minute introduction video and time lapse construction of the Step-Tech™ System.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oakridge National Laboratory Testing found that Step-Tech™ System panels have the highest “R-Value” rating of any other panels tested. This construction system creates a thermal envelope virtually eliminating air infiltration, resulting in Home Energy Rating in the low 60s. This equates to the highest possible rating, 5 Star Plus ENERGY STAR rating.

If you are interested in a grander home, the following video is a 7000 square foot home. This true thermal envelope constructed home boasts a $17.00 electrical bill in the dead heat of August in Arizona!

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This article was posted on March 6, 2013, by Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) – a Women-Owned manufacturer of Geofoam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which is commonly but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam™. ICA is located in Allentown, PA and services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region from Virginia to Maine to Ohio.