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SIPs speed up construction of unique Habitat home

The Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) teamed up with CAD-1 to host a design competition for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado.  Eleven teams from AIA Colorado submitted home designs.  The winning entry was constructed in Kittredge, Colorado by Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, using a volunteer workforce and donations garnered by AIA Denver. 

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) were used for the walls and roof of the duplex to meet the project’s sustainable design goals.  Project organizers sought to establish a sustainable benchmark for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity and demonstrate the affordability of sustainable homes.

The winning design was submitted by Margaret Baldwin Blakley, AIA; Alan Ford, AIA; Kathy Ford, AIA; and Matt Weaver, Assoc. AIA. 

Watch the installation of the home’s SIP roof below or check out more photos on the home’s Facebook page.

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