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Naples couple building house out of recycled Styrofoam

Jessica and husband Todd Bergel talk about their decision to build a 'green' home from the ground up.  After looking for their dream house and not finding exactly what they were looking for they decided to build out of recycled materials.  There are two options for them, first using an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) or Structural Insulated Panels (SIP).  Both options are made from all recycled materials and highly more energy efficient.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.  Photographed on January 21, 2011

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Jessica and husband Todd Bergel talk about their decision to build a 'green' home from the ground up. After looking for their dream house and not finding exactly what they were looking for they decided to build out of recycled materials. There are two options for them, first using an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) or Structural Insulated Panels (SIP). Both options are made from all recycled materials and highly more energy efficient. Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News. Photographed on January 21, 2011

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  • Lucas Bergel looks through an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF).  Lucas' parents, Todd and Jessica Bergel are considering building their dream home out of the ICF's to create a more energy efficient home; all the materials are made of recycled goods.  More homes are being built out of this newly recognized material including the reconstruction of Haiti.  ICF's are made to withstand up to 170 MPH winds, will last life times and keep the heat or cold out depending on the seasons.     Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.  Photographed on January 21, 2011
  • Todd Bergel holds an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF).  Todd and his wife Jessica Bergel are considering building their dream home out of the ICF's to create a more energy efficient home; all the materials are made of recycled goods.  More homes are being built out of this newly recognized material including the reconstruction of Haiti.  ICF's are made to withstand up to 170 MPH winds, will last life times and keep the heat or cold out depending on the seasons.     Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.  Photographed on January 21, 2011
  • Jessica and Todd Bergel and their two boys stand by what might be the foundation of their new home, an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF).  The blocks are stacked like bricks, and then concrete is poured in between creating an energy reservoir keeping the cold out and the heat in or vise versa.  All the materials are made from recycled goods with a number five on them.  The Bergel's want to be as energy efficient as possible and plan on the whole family getting involved to help build their dream home.    Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.  Photographed on January 21, 2011
  • Jessica and husband Todd Bergel talk about their decision to build a 'green' home from the ground up.  After looking for their dream house and not finding exactly what they were looking for they decided to build out of recycled materials.  There are two options for them, first using an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) or Structural Insulated Panels (SIP).  Both options are made from all recycled materials and highly more energy efficient.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.  Photographed on January 21, 2011
  • This image of an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) is one of many ways to build a home and go green.  The Styrofoam is made from all recycled materials, with cartons that have a number five on the bottom.  The ICF blocks are stacked like bricks to eventually build the exterior of a home.  Concrete is then poured through the center the blocks are made to withstand hurricane winds up to 170 mph.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.  Photographed on January 21, 2011

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