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BoysGrow Farm Kitchen

9301 East 147th Street
Kansas City, MO 64149

Participant Information
Company Name: Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Contact Name: Tabitha Torreson
603 N Van Gordon Avenue
Graettinger, Iowa  51342
Phone: 712-859-3219 ext. 1024
Email: ttorreson@epsbuildings.com
Website: epsbuildings.com
Category: Agricultural

Project Information:
BoysGrow Farm Kitchen
9301 East 147th Street
Kansas City, MO 64149
Date completed: 7/31/2020
Dimensions of building:

Main Floor -  74' x 41'4"
Mezzanine -  25' x 41'4"

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 3,800 sq. ft.
Built by:
Prairie Design Build
David Schleicher
270 Hillcrest Road West
Lake Quivira, KS 66217
Phone: 913-441-0000
Panels Manufactured by:
Energy Panel Structures

Designed by:
McHery Shaffer Architecture
Brandon Froelich
11 East Gregory Blvd #100
Kansas City, 64114
Phone: 816-822-0897
Describe the end use of the building:
Demonstration Kitchen, Produce storage and prep, event hosting, office space for non-profit, and
conference center space for community use. Active farm site providing education and training for young people from urban areas.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Reduced Material and Labor Cost, Superior Performance to meet Passive House Standard,
Integrated engineering design of roof trusses and SIP Roof panels

SIP wall thickness and core material: R-40 Graphite Composite walls
SIP roof thickness and core material: R-40 EPS panel with additional R-26 nailbase layer
Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
Yes. The roof framing required fewer trusses, therefore reducing material and labor costs. Air Tightness is very important for Passive House standard and the integrated air barrier provided by SIP walls and roof made the process faster, easier, and more successful.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
Floor System hung on panel interior to reduce thermal bridging and maintain continuous insulation layer. Energy Heel with zero truss overhang to allow roof panels to tie-in directly to roof panels at truss end.

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:
PHIUS Passive House Certified

Blower door test results (ACH50): 0.5 ACH50

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:
Alpen High Performance Windows and Doors. U-Value 0.11

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Builder Information

Prairie Design Build
David Schleicher270 Hillcrest Road West
Lake Quivira, KS 66217

Phone: 913-441-0000
Email: info@prairiedesignbuild.com

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures.

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