Energy Efficient SIP House San Francisco CA

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project Information

Project Type: Residential, < 3,000 sq. ft.
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: Shell Building Systems
Design Professional: Albert Costa Architects
Year Built: 2012


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

Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards

BEA: 2013 Honorable Mention Single Family Homes - Under 3,000 sq. ft.

Building with SIPs significantly increased the speed of construction to two weeks versus months. Contrary to conventional building methods, using prefabricated SIPs reduced noise and decreased the duration of construction. made it easier to apply exterior finish materials before standing the wall panels on the blind side versus conventional methods that would have been more difficult, and framed sections heavier to lift and set. A street encroachment permit was needed for only less than half a day.


Affiliated Members

Premier SIPS

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Shell Building Systems
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