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Bryant Residential Loft

Minneapolis, MN

Participant information
Energy Panel Structures (EPS)
Lee Bergum
603 N. Van Gordon Avenue
Graettinger, IA 51342
Phone:  507-920-6663
Email:  lbergum@epsbuildings.com
Website: epsbuildings.com

Single Family Homes over 3,000 sq. ft.

Project information
Bryant Residential Loft
Minneapolis, MN   55408

Date Completed:
June 2019

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building):
Single level 69'-8" x 49'-8"

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space:
3,410 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)
ShaneCon Commercial Construction
Bryan Sandvig
11900 Valley Creek Rd
Woodbury, MN   55129
Phone: 651-493-4643

Panels Manufactured By: Company Name (members only):
Energy Panel Structures (EPS)


Designed By (if different than applicant - SIPA will only recognize members)
Christian Dean Architecture
Christian Dean
2909 Bryant Ave S #304
Minneapolis, MN  55408
Phone: 612-886-2814


Describe the end use of the building:
Single Family Residence

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
ShaneCon Construction had previous experience with SIP construction and was valuable in the owners decision making process.

SIP wall thickness and core material:
6 1/2" Foam Neopor

SIP roof thickness and core material:
10" Foam Roof and Floor Neopor

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
With this project being an addition as 4th level to and existing 3 story masonry building SIP panels allowed reduced crane time and labor and therefore costs vs. conventional framing and insulating the project. Also being it was constructed during winter it allowed the interior to be easily heated with minimal energy during Mechanical rough-ins, with conventional construction the insulation would not have been able to be installed until the mechanical rough-ins were completed also saving time.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
The entire structure was supported on a steel frame on top of the existing timber columns and masonry. SIP panels were used for the floor, walls and ceiling.

HERS Index (required only for High Performance Category and recommended for residential projects:

Blower door test results (ACH50) (required only for High Performance Category and recommended for residential projects):
.80 ACH50

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
The HVAC system consists of a gas fired boiler and multi zone in-floor hydronic heating system. In addition, two furnaces and AC units provide cooling and fresh air through a heat recovery ventilator (HRV).

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. (judged only for High Performance Category)
SIPS were used for the floor as well as the walls and roof.
Windows used were Kolbe Vistalux with H-K LoE 270 glass with a U-value = 0.25 and in addition to the SIP panel insulation tapered polyisocyanurate roof insulation added an average additional R-34 to the roof.


Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar (judged only for High Performance Category:
All lighting used was LED lights, in floor hydronic heating ( 5 zones) and forced air system consisted of two zones for air conditioning.

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc. (judged only for High Performance Category):
Gyp Crete flooring.

Any additional comments on the project:
The Sips allowed us to add larger efficient Windows, creating great views from 40 ft in the air, Downtown Minneapolis in the distance.

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Builder Information

ShaneCon Commercial Construction
Bryan Sandvig11900 Valley Creek Rd
Woodbury, MN 55129

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures (EPS).

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