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Gabler Apartments

Longmont, CO

Participant information

Big Sky R-Control
Laurie Miller
15 Arden Drive
Belgrade, MT 59714
Phone: 253-846-6033
Email Address: laurie.miller@premiersips.com
Website: www.bigskyrcontrol.com



High Performance: Yes

Project information

Gabler Apartments
Longmont, CO 80501

Date Completed: March 2020

Dimensions of building:
46’ x 67’ for all 3 stories

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 9,010 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)

Gabler Homes
Greg Gabler
1799+ Red Cloud Rd
Longmont, CO 80504

Panels Manufactured By: Big Sky R-Control

Designed By (if different than applicant - SIPA will only recognize members)

Thomas Moore Architects
Thomas Moore
525 3rd Ave Suite 205
Longmont, CO 80501

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 9,010 sq. ft.

Describe the end use of the building: Multifamily

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
We financed the project as well. We chose SIPs as the owner because we saw the long term value.

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

SIP roof thickness and core material:
10 1/4"

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
We were able to frame the project in 3 weeks. This greatly reduced the cost of labor for part of the project. When we did our blower testing the inspector was amazed at how tight of a building we had created. Now that we have tenants in the place, they pay $30/month to heat or cool their apartment regardless of season.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
The SIPs panels allowed us to do a really cool shed roof on the third floor. These units ended up having 14 ft. ceilings and an extra wall of windows. Many remarked that these were the nicest apartments they had seen in Longmont.

HERS Index (required only for High Performance Category and recommended for residential projects): 1.9

Energy use intensity in kBtu/ft2:
Central forced air system with a

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
ICF concrete blocks
Efficient vinyl windows

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:
High efficiency hot water heater
High efficiency furnace

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Builder Information

Gabler Homes
Greg Gabler1799+ Red Cloud Rd
Longmont, CO 80504

Phone: 303-475-5547

Panels manufactured by Big Sky R-Control.

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