Have you visited our YouTube Channel?
If you are looking for more informational videos about ICF and how our homes outperform traditional built homes, head to our page!
Simple Frost Protected Shallow Foundation with ICF wall
This video shows one way R-Value Homes utilizes a FPSF, but does not explain why. We use it with an ICF foundation wall, which makes it super simple to do.
You CAN Have a Healthy Home - What it is and How to Get one
Jake Veirzen of R-Value Homes speaks at the 2023 West Michigan Home and Garden Show. Some major points:
-What is a Healthy Home
-What makes a home Unhealthy
-What YOU can do
What is Passive Solar?
A preview into how we crate and use fantastic and virtually free heat! The Passive Solar System.
Overview of Insulated Concrete Forms
This video covers a broad overview, including: What is an ICF? Differences between ICF brands. Why ICF? Products to use with ICF. Engineering. & More!
Thermal Envelope Panel
Jake Vierzen, Owner, R Value Homes. Speaking on Thermal Envelope Panel at the 2019 MI Net-Zero Energy Residential Conference.
Building a Net Zero home in four steps
We cover the 4 steps necessary to build a home that annually produces as much energy as it annually consumes. Most of our time is spent on reducing the heating, cooling, and electrical loads.
Heating without Dry Air!
A short video on one of the best heating and cooling systems we use! Our custom homes are all allergen free!
Zero Energy Home Tour
Jake takes you on a virtual guided tour of his brand new GreenStar Homes Siler and Zero Energy Capable Certified home in West Michigan.
Post Construction tour of Prickly Pear Zero Energy GreenStar Platinum Home - Part 2
Join us as we take a final tour of the completed Purcell Residence. A home in Fennville Michigan that is certified GreenStar Platinum, Zero Energy Capable and ZeroStep Gold for maximum accessibility. How did they do it? Make sure to watch part 1 and part 2
Before the drywall Tour of Prickly Pear - Zero Energy & GreenStar Platinum Certified - Part 1
Join as we take a before the drywall tour of the Purcell Residence. A home in Fennville Michigan that is certified GreenStar Platinum, Zero Energy Capable and ZeroStep Gold for maximum accessibility. How did they do it? Make sure to watch part 1 and part 2
The Ultimate all electric setup for net-zero ICF home
Who needs an on-demand water heater? True net zero energy homes are all electric. That way we can truly zero out all energy bills. Thus we don't use natural gas or propane to heat the water. This setup uses a Heat Pump Water Heater to heat all the water, with a standard water heater as storage. Providing all the hot water capacity this large family needs!
Honeycomb and voids in my ICF wall?
When your concrete walls are covered in foam, how can you ensure they are filled and consolidated well? Here I show an insulated concrete form wall that has been stripped to tie in another wall.
How do our houses ventilate with such thick walls?
The Ventilation Strategy. How do we decide whether you need a Heat Recovery Ventilator or an Energy Recovery Ventilator?