Contemporary CalGreen SIP Family House Los Gatos CA

Location: Los Gatos, CA

Project Information

Project Type: Residential, > 3,000 sq. ft.
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: Shell Building Systems - Distributor
Design Professional: Acadia Architecture
Year Built: 2021


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards

BEA: 2022 Homes Over 3K Sq. Ft. Classic Winner

This project was extremely difficult due to the multiple angels of the walls. Hardly any of the walls had a 90-degree angel. The home would have been quite costly to build conventionally because of these angles; however, SIPs saved considerable time with labor and materials as every angle was figured in the Shop Drawings and manufactured. Using one of the best SIP engineers in the business helped considerably with keeping the project cost down.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Both the owner and architect contacted SBS and wanted to incorporate SIPs into the overall building project.

SIP wall thickness: 6" Wall, EPS Core
SIP roof thickness: 12" Roof & 10" Floor, EPS Core

Innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
This project had multiple levels and the architect used unique angels to give the house a very contemporary look.  The results are a award winning project that has been featured in other architectural articles.

Certifications the project received:
Exceeded Title 24 in California and Cal-Green requirements

HVAC was downsized by 65% because of SIPs

Additional energy-efficient products or design features:
All building materials exceeded Title 24 for California and Cal-Green


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