ENERGY STAR SIP Getaway Cabin Grand Marais MN

Location: Grand Marais, MN

Project Information

Project Type: Renovations
Manufacturer: Energy Panel Structures
Design Professional: Taiga Design+Build
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 Renovations Winner

Building use:
Cabin get away, nightly rental.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
We were able to overlay the existing a-frame structure and retain the historic wood from the original build

SIP wall thickness: na
SIP roof thickness: 8" Neopor R-40

Benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
The energy benefits with no wood spline allowed us to increase by 6x the insulative value of the roof structure. We were also to utilize the structural aspect of the panels to create overhangs and uniques design features to increase the life of the new siding and windows of the house.

Navien Combi heat and domestic hot water, infloor heat and cast iron baseboard radiators, Mitsubishi Mini-Split Heat/Air-Con

Additional energy-efficient products or design features:
Marvin Signature Windows and Doors, Marvin Awaken Skylights, Marvin Skycove projected window seat.

Additional energy-efficient products or design features:
98% efficient on demand domestic water heater, radiant heat, all LED lighting, Energy Star rated appliances


Affiliated Members

BASF Corporation

Houston, TX
Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Graettinger, IA


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