Green Roof & Earth Sheltered Homes & building systems Manufactured by Formworks Building, inc.
Setting the standard for green roof and earth sheltered technology
Formworks Building, Inc. specializes in the design and construction of energy efficient and off grid structures. We have developed a one of a kind, versatile building system that enables DIY homeowners and/or contractors to build with confidence.
Formworks structures are built from our patented building system components and have been erected throughout the U.S. and Canada. The structural forming system does not require any previous expertise to erect. This system was designed to be built by anyone, anywhere in the world.
Concerned about Rising Energy Costs? Global Warming? Forest Conservation? Air Pollutants and Allergens? Green space? The overuse of Fossil Fuels? Safety from natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes or Power Outages? Formworks’ beautiful custom homes address all of these issues. An immense amount of research and construction has already been conducted in order to create this modern green roof architecture that is popping up all over the northern hemisphere. Formworks’ designs are the most tested, tried and successfully proven system for earth sheltered, green roof technology. A Formworks home is unmatched in energy efficiency, comfort and security. As traditional homeowners are facing escalating ownership and operational costs, Formworks home owners are enjoying stability and peace of mind.
Formworks structures provide financial protection against the devastating impact of rising energy costs and ongoing exterior maintenance.
For around the same cost as a comparable wood frame home, you can protect you and your family, both physically and financially, with a home that will last for more than a hundred years.
So…why would you build anything else?
Why Choose a Formworks Structure?
- International manufacturer and supplier of our patented, easy to assemble, structural forming system.
Versatile design, size and configurations to match your project. Easily shipped to any location.
- Most experienced design-build professionals in the field.
With over 2,000 structures spread across the U.S. and Canada, Formworks Building is the world’s leader in green-roof design and construction technology. Our experienced staff follows each project to completion. There is no guesswork involved when building your dream home with Formworks. We are available to ensure that the home goes up as expected and that all subsystems are in place for optimal living comfort.
- Provide custom design, engineering, pre-fabricated structural forming system and advice and guidance throughout the building process.
Each structure is custom designed to fit individual customer needs as well as the building site. The flexibility of our patented building system allows for an endless number of interior and exterior design possibilities in order create your dream home. Formworks’ design team works closely with their clients to produce beautiful and functional floor plans. Each set of plans that Formworks produces carries a structural engineers certification.
- Competitive costs- comparable to those of a well built conventional home.
Formworks keeps costs competitive by making this building system available to any homeowner or contractor. By eliminating the need for high cost “specialists” and by allowing homeowners and/or laborers to do the majority of the work, costs are kept to a minimum. Formworks’ bolt together system allows the homeowner to select a construction crew of their choosing. Once the structural system is completed, the remainder of the finish work is conventional that can be completed by any local subcontractor.
- Unrivaled in strength and resistance to damage caused by natural disasters.
The steel reinforced concrete exterior walls are engineered for “worst-case” scenarios. The earth cover, or green-roof, acts as an additional barrier to damage and moderates external temperatures. Formworks homes have withstood hurricane force winds, tornados, wild fires, and earthquakes with little or no damage.
- Up to a 90% savings on energy bills.
Formworks homeowners are routinely saving 90% of what their neighbors are paying each month to heat and cool their homes. These homes are able to keep a constant and comfortable temperature year round with little or no heating and cooling.
- Solar and geothermal properties.
Solar and Geothermal systems are remarkable for their ability to keep energy costs very low while preserving natural resources. To install these systems in an averaged size home, you are looking at a substantial investment ($17,500.- $47,500.)
Formworks’ homes achieve solar and geothermal properties naturally through is unique, patented building system. The earth’s constant temperature is what makes geothermal systems the most efficient, comfortable, and quiet heating and cooling technologies available today. Formworks’ “earth-sheltered” or “green-roof” makes it a perfect geothermal system. With the Formworks geothermal system, there are no heat pumps and tubing to pay for or to maintain. Our homes are designed to let our good Mother Earth do most of our heating and cooling for us – free of charge.
- Long lasting and low maintenance.
Formworks offers one of the only systems in the world estimated to produce structures with a useable life-span (without major maintenance) of more than one century.
- Formworks’ unique steel-reinforced concrete thin-shell arch structures are also used to construct bridges, wineries, shelters and storage facilities.
Strong, long lasting, low cost management of temperature and atmosphere, low maintenance custom buildings.
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