Greenblock ICF Wall System Chosen for Yuma Senior Terraces Project

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Resort-style, affordable senior living campus designed for maximum energy-efficiency, safety and comfort.

Each apartment will be built "green" with the highest standards of eco-friendly materials...

Greenblock® Worldwide Corporation announced that its Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Wall System has been selected for use in the new senior community featured at the Yuma Senior Terraces in Yuma Arizona. This private, resort-style neighborhood will feature 60 apartment homes and a “Community Life Center”, each designed and built with Greenblock high-performance insulated concrete form exterior walls.

Each apartment at the Yuma Senior Terraces will be built “green” with the highest standards of eco-friendly materials for ultimate energy efficiency, safety, sound attenuation and comfort for residents. The owner, Foundation for Senior Living LP of Phoenix Arizona, along with architect Whitneybell Perry and general contractor Tofel Construction, have worked together to develop this barrier-free, accessible and affordable community committed to safe, healthy and sustainable living.

"Greenblock ICF walls are a perfect choice for this community," says Steve Reiter, vice president of marketing for Greenblock. "Residents will not only enjoy the energy saving benefits of ICF construction but will also have the peace of mind of living in a home that will keep them cool and comfortable in Yuma’s desert heat”.

Insulated Concrete Walls, Inc. (ICW) will provide professional installation services for the projects 33,000 gross wall square feet of Greenblock 6-inch core ICF walls.

Greenblock ICFs are stacked to form the exterior walls of a structure, and then filled with concrete and reinforcing steel bars. The foam forms stay in place to provide exceptional insulating qualities. ICF construction can reduce energy bills by up to 70 percent, block exterior noise, and are extremely disaster resistant. The construction method is rapidly gaining popularity, growing at about 25% annually.

Construction of the first apartment homes is underway and the community is scheduled to open in November 2010. For more information about the Yuma Senior Terraces go to To follow construction progress go to

About Greenblock, Inc.:

Greenblock Worldwide Corp ( is a manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Form wall systems for the residential and commercial building industries. With its roots in Europe over 45 years ago, today's Greenblock is an ICF Industry leader recognized for its outstanding design and ease of use. Over the years, a significant number of structures have been built with Greenblock. Projects that range from stem walls, basements, single and multi-story residences, apartments, condominiums, towers and even swimming pools. Government agencies, schools, commercial and light industrial companies are now recognizing the superior features of insulated concrete form-built structures and are beginning to utilize them for their environmental, disaster resistance and energy conservation benefits.

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