LEED Platinum SIP House Pensacola FL
Location: Pensacola, FL
|Project Type:||Residential, > 3,000 sq. ft.|
|Builder:||Loxley Hawk, Inc.|
|Design Professional:||SIPS Development – Fischer SIPS|
|HERS/EUI Index Score:||-38|
|ACH50 - Blower Test Results:||2.51|
Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards, LEED Platinum, Silver, Zero Energy Ready, ENERGY STAR Certified
BEA: Energy Star, Passive House, Water Sense, Energy Ready Net Zero Home
In the beginning we evaluated 3 types of building materials, ICF, SIPs and conventional 2x framing with foam insulation. Overall, SIPs won out for the value added to the project; namely savings on foundation (elevated concrete deck on pre-stress piles) due to weight reduction over ICF.
- Value to us on waste management. Diverted waste due to Ready-To-Assemble SIPs.
- Energy efficiency due to increased insulation values, especially performance values.
- Fortified construction (160 MPH 3 second gust, nominal 124 MPH, Exposure D).
- Speed of construction and time saved; about 3.2 weeks over ICF and 2 weeks over 2x construction.
Insulation value of SIPs added to our achieving our Net Zero goal. Passive solar – allowed for daylighting while rejecting heat in the Summer and allowing for solar heat gain in the Winter.
24’ EuroWall bifold door was installed using a designed SIP header system. This allows the owners to open the living room to the open-air deck and transition the living spaces into one big area.
LEED (on track for Platinum)
Energy Ready Net Zero Home