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Bortz Residence

Lisbon, WI

Participant Information:
Company Name: Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Contact Name: Tabitha Torreson
603 North Van Gordon Ave.
Graettinger, IA  51342
Phone: 712-859-3219
Email: ttorreson@epsbuildings.com
Website: epsbuildings.com
Category:  Single Family Homes over 3,000 sq. ft.

Project Information:
Project Name: Bortz Residence
Lisbon, WI  53089

Date completed: June 2020

Dimensions of building:
1st floor - 715 sq. ft.
2nd floor - 1,240 sq. ft.
Basement - 1,700 sq. ft.
Garage - 1,220 sq. ft.

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 5,131 sq. ft.
Built by:
Company Name: Ultimate Construction, Inc.
Contact Name: Scott Foley
4827 Pierceville Road
Cottage Grove, WI  53527
Phone: 608-825-4633

Panels Manufactured by: Energy Panel Structures, Inc.

Designed by:
Company Name: Ultimate Construction
Contact Name: Scott Foley
4827 Pierceville Road
Cottage Grove, WI  53527
Phone: 608-825-4633

Describe the end use of the building:
This building is a single family home.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Our track record on energy levels and blower door numbers on previous houses we have built using SIPs. Quietness and healthiness of the finished product.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 7/16" skins, 5 11/16" poly styrene core
Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?

Yes, this house was framed during the winter months. Speed of setting walls. The tall walls in the great room did not require LVL framing or any blocking.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
The open stairwell concept in the great room, with 19' walls. After drywall was complete, we spray foamed all top plates. Blew R16 insulation in the attic. We set the garage to the NW of the property to absorb any cold Wisconsin winter winds.

Please list any certifications the project received, such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, National Green Building Standard, WELL, Passive House, Green Globes or local green building programs. Only list certifications that are completed:
Energy Star
Focus on energy energy.

HERS Index: 46

Blower door test results: 0.06 ACH50

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
We installed a Rheem-8500 BTU furnace Rheem 4 ton central air 13 sear
Renewaire EV130 Air to Air exchanger with percent thermostat.
Spot ventilation with runs as short as possible for bath fans and kitchen hood. Radon system, due to tightness of the home

Describe any other energy-saving materials used in the building envelope other than SIPs. List U-values of windows used and the U or R-value of any insulation materials.:
U value is UA13
Framed the inside against foundation R15 fiberglass and spray foam.

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.:
We used LP Smart Siding and LP trims, Versetta Stone, and Anderson Windows

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Builder Information

Ultimate Construction, Inc.
Scott Foley4827 Pierceville Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Phone: 608-825-4633

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures, Inc..

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