LEED Platinum SIP Classroom Duluth MN

Location: Duluth, MN

Project Information

Project Type: Public Works
Manufacturer: Enercept
Design Professional:
Year Built: 2015


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results: 0.47
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: LEED Platinum, Silver, Zero Energy Ready

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) manufactured by Enercept play a major role in the design and success of the Bagley Classroom LEED Platinum Certification in this Net-Zero design.

The Bagley Outdoor Classroom UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Featured in the 2016 Zero Net Energy Buildings is the Sustainable Learning Centre in the University of Minnesota’s Bagley Outdoor  Classroom.

Situated on a 55-acre open green space, the classroom boasts an impressive LEED Platinum rating, as well as achieving Passive House Standards, owing much of its energy performance to its SIP building envelope.

? 6” SIP Walls (EPS)
? 12” SIP Roof (EPS)
90% Less Energy Demand 
(than standard buildings)

New Buildings Institute, Zero Net Energy Buildings, Passive House Standards, LEED Platinum

Energy Efficiency is at the core:
? Airtight envelope: 0.47 Air Changes per hour (vs 5.0 for a typical home)
? SIPs result in few thermal breaks, preventing heat loss and condensation
? Reduce the energy needs


Affiliated Members

Enercept, Inc.
Watertown, SD


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