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Buschmann Duplex

Petersburg, AK

Participant information

Premier Building Systems
Laurie Miller
1420 Washington Avenue
Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone: 253-846-6033
Email Address: laurie.miller@premiersips.com
Website: www.premiersips.com



High Performance: Yes

Project information

Buschmann Duplex
Petersburg, AK 99833

Date Completed: December 2020

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building): 38' x 60' main floor
38' x 26' top second floor

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 3,268 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)

Buschmann Construction
Ronn Buschmann
PO Box 1367
Petersburg, AK 99833

Panels Manufactured By: Premier Building Systems

Designed By 

Buschmann Constructon
Ronn Buschmann
PO Box 1367
Petersburg, AK 99833

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 3,268 sq. ft.

Describe the end use of the building: Multifamily

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
SIPS were our choice. We wanted these for our structure not only for personal investment but for the overall energy savings down the line.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6"
SIP roof thickness and core material: 12"

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
SIPs allowed us to reach an energy rating that reduces our financial costs in Alaska's Rural Finance Program.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
We heat with min-split heat pumps and have installed an HRV (heat recovery ventilator) system to provide a healthy interior atmosphere.

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:
BEES (Building Energy Efficiency Standard), State of Alaska AHFC 96.7 points / 6 Stars

Blower door test results: Unit B 601 CFM50 / Unit A 716 CF

Energy use intensity in kBtu/ft2: 33,581 BTU/Hr - 3474 sf = 9.66

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
Standard HRV. Required flow rate 88 ctm for the whole structure

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:
Windows: U-Value .28, SHGC .26
Walls: R-Value 28.4
Ceiling: R-Value 5.7

Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
Fujisu 1.5 ton heat pump with mini split was installed LED Lighting throughout

Any additional comments on the project: This project achieved a BEES 6-star Energy rating which qualifies the project for a 0.5% reduction in financing interest rate.

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Builder Information

Buschmann Construction
Ronn BuschmannPO Box 1367
Petersburg, AK 99833

Phone: 907-723-1642

Panels manufactured by Premier Building Systems.

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