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LEED Platinum SIP Office Phoenix AZ

4885 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 57201

Enercept, Inc.
3100 9th Ave SE
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605-882-2222
Website: www.enercept.com


Project information:
Ideation Design Group
4885 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85033

Date Completed: July 2016
Total cost of project:: $1,560,000
Dimensions of building: 108' x 81“
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 8,643

Built By:
G4 Builders LLC

Panels Manufactured By: Enercept, Inc.

Designed By:
Ideation Design Group

Ideation Design Group is a creative design studio employing 42 people. The studio comprises an architecture division, interior design services, food service design,  graphic design, as well as a procurement department, IDG Purchasing.  The owners were looking for the long-term value of a super-insulated, high efficiency building.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 8" EPS
SIP roof thickness and core material: 8" EPS

Using SIPs reduced construction time. The exterior walls were framed, sheathed and insulated in four days with only four men.  This building was designed and built to serve as an example to potential clients, of the simplicity, wisdom and long-term value of a super-insulated, solar-assisted, high efficiency building done right. The South-facing roof surface was designed to optimize solar gain with low-profile, surface mounted solar panels. Each employee also has natural light to his/her work space. The Ideation Building was built to meet LEED Platinum Standards.

HVAC system used on the project: The air conditioning for the entire building is provided by three virtually silent, super efficient, 15-ton LG Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) towers with 23 interior control units (no more than two employees per single unit). Heat, when needed, is provided by reclaiming heat from the same VRF unit.

All windows are Solarban 90, Low-E Glass by PPG (.20 solar heat gain coefficient). Siding is OBC Projected Cork Stucco Alternative (sprayed in place and cork-based, OBC offers the appearance of stucco, integral color and significant heat rejection/insulation properties). Roofing is Corrugated Steel by Bunger Steel of Phoenix, AZ over self-sealing underlayment.

100% LED lighting was used in all fixtures. All appliances, fixtures, etc. are Energy Star rated.  There is a total of 43 KW (approximately 4,000 sqft) of Mitsubishi solar panels installed by Harmon Solar of Phoenix, AZ.  Interior was finished with low VOC paints and other sustainable products; recycled newspaper was used for wall finishes. Drought- resistant plants were used in landscaping.

The building is located just 50' from the Light Rail Station. The November 2016 electric utility bill was only $168.00 for 142,330 cu. ft.

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Builder Information

G4 Builders LLC15455 N. Greenway Hayden Loop
Scottsdale, AZ 85033

Phone: 602-441-4550

Panels manufactured by Enercept, Inc..

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