Modern Chic SIP House New Buffalo MI

Location: New Buffalo, MI

Project Information

Project Type: Residential, > 3,000 sq. ft.
Manufacturer: PorterSIPs
Builder: Landmark Luxury Group
Design Professional: Allegretti Architects Inc
Year Built: 2023


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

Building End Use: 
This second home and pool / recreational structure constructed entirely with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).

Roof Construction:
The roof of this forward-thinking home are built with 12-inch thick SIPs. This substantial insulation helps maintain a comfortable interior environment while minimizing the need for excessive heating or cooling.

Benefits of SIP Implementation:
The use of SIPs in this project yielded multiple advantages, revolutionizing the construction process and enhancing the home's overall performance.

Time Efficiency:
SIPs played a pivotal role in reducing construction time by a remarkable four weeks. The precision and ease of installation offered by SIPs allowed for a quicker and more streamlined building process.

Labor Optimization:
Significantly less labor was required for the installation of SIPs compared to traditional construction methods. This not only saved costs but also contributed to the project's overall efficiency.

HVAC System:
Split system air to air source heat pumps and passive solar with insulated 4" concrete slab on grade, ensuring occupant comfort.

Innovation in Design and Engineering:
*There are no interior columns. The 12-foot-on-center site-assembled glulam trusses, clear span the living spaces and also allow for clear canopies and ridge skylights.  
*This project has all windows with double neoprane thermal break, hard foam filled tubeline window cores.
*All lighting LED low voltage.


Affiliated Members

Porter SIPs, division of PorterCorp
Holland, MI


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