ANN ARBOR (WWJ) — The Ann Arbor green design, building and remodeling company Meadowlark Builders will conduct tours of a resource-efficient home in Ann Arbor Nov. 16 and 17 in the latest installment of its “Behind The Drywall” home tour series.

The home, at 2201 Lafayette Road, has been dubbed “Built To Last” — because, Meadowlark said, the homeowners were uncomfortable with traditional wood construction and wanted a more solid structure.

So, the home’s outside walls are made of Durisol Insulated Concrete Forms — which act as structure, insulation and thermal mass, making the home very energy-efficient, very quiet inside, and very low maintenance.

Durisol ICF’s do not rot or decay, are vermin, termite and insect proof, and will not support fungus growth. Durisol ICF’s are environmentally safe, do not contain nor emit any toxic elements, are fully recyclable and are a tried and tested material with a track record of over 70 years. Durisol products have been installed worldwide, where they have withstood hot and humid climates, disasters like fire, hurricanes and earthquakes, freezing and thawing – all without loss of performance or damage. In North America, Durisol has been in production since 1953.

“Durisol is a very unique and wonderful product,” says Meadowlark President and co-founder Doug Selby. “It creates a home that is not only energy-efficient and earth friendly, but it also creates an exterior wall that modulates energy and moisture transfer very effectively, thereby making a structure that cannot harbor mold and produces negative ions that work with biological processes to create a sense of well-being and healthfulness.”

Attendees will be taken through the home via a guided tour that lasts approximately one hour. The event is free; however, pre-registration is required by visiting or by calling (734) 332-1500.