Passive Solar SIP Home Grand Haven MI
Location: Spring Lake, MI
|Project Type:||Residential, < 3,000 sq. ft.|
|Design Professional:||Allegretti Architects|
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Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, ENERGY STAR Certified, EPA Indoor AirPLUS
This 2014 project included 8” SIP roof with 4’ cantilevered overhangs, radiant heating system with natural gas boiler, passive solar design, low-e argon filled windows, and all LED lighting.
The exterior is designed to be maintenance free. There are site screen walls to reduce sand erosion and wind speed on the structure and promote no-mow / no-watering vegetation. Glulam beams with SIPs aid in speed of construction and provide sustainable material selection. Upper level 11’-6” x 1’-6” Low-E thermopane clerestory glass panels between the floor glulam beams provide illumination and visual connection with the exterior.
80% of the materials were sourced within 500 miles of site. The garage is insulated and placed on the northeast side to reduce heat loss and air infiltration. A solar screen porch is located at south end of the living room to moderate solar gain and provide the potential of a future conversion from a screen porch to a three-seasons room or winter garden.