In Law House, Innova Eco Building System, SIP panels
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In Law House

SWEETWATER, FL

Participant information:
INNOVA ECO BUILDING SYSTEM, LLC.
Jerry Gillman
3300 NW 110th street,
MIAMI, FL 33167
Phone: 305-455-7707
Email Address: jerry@innovaebs.com
Website: www.innovaecobuildingsystem.com

Category:
Single Family Under 900 sqft - High Performance

2018 SIPA
Building Excellence Awards

Runner-up in the

High Performance Single Family 
Homes under 900 sqft Category

Project information:
IN LAW HOUSE
SWEETWATER, FL 33182
Date Completed: DECEMBER 2017
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 642 SQ. FT.

Built By:
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC (SFCS)
JERRY GILLMAN
11081 SW 30th Court
DAVIE, FL 33328

Panels Manufactured By: INNOVA ECO BUILDING SYSTEM, LLC.

Designed By:
INNOVA ECO BUILDING SYSTEM, LLC.
3300 NW 110th street,
MIAMI, FL 33167

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 642 SQ. FT.

Describe the end use of the building:
New Construction of a 642 SQ,FT. "In - Law" House, built in the rear of an existing house.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
By using MgO High Impact SIP Panels in this construction, we provided energy efficiency to the house, with High Impact walls panels of 6" thickness and Plywood/MgO roof panels of 8" thick. Wall panels R-38 rating and Roof Panels R-50 rating.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 12 mm MgO High Impact skins and 5 5/8" EPS Foam Core
SIP roof thickness and core material: 12 mm MgO/Plywood and 7 1/4" EPS Foam Core

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
The freestanding In-Law House Quarters building was constructed at the rear of the property, behind the house, so access was an issue for heavy equipment. The concrete slab was pumped. The lighter SIP panels were able to be erected without heavy equipment . The SIP system provided an installation solution for a limited accessibility job site.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
Wall panels are Dade County NOA approved for the Coastal Impact Wind Zones of plus 200 MPH hurricane force wind ratings.

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:
The structure at 370 NW 123 AVe. Sweetwater, FL 33182 is being registered with Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) on Silver Certification.

HERS Index: 56

Blower door test results (ACH50): 2.76

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
Daiken High Performance Split Air Conditioning System.
Heating SEER: 18.5
Cooling SEER: 24.5

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:
Impact rated Windows U-Factor: 0.55
Impact Doors U- Value: .39
Walls R-Vaue 38 / Roof R-Value: 50

List any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
Gas Insta Heater Energy Factor 0.82, Insta Hot Rinnai RL-94; Daiken Mini Split Air Conditioning System; Heating System Efficiency 18.5; Cooling System Efficiency 24.5; Gas Stove and Gas Dryer,Energy Star Appliances: Dishwasher, Washing Machine; All fictures are low voltage.

Were any solar panels installed on the project?
If so, indicate the size of the system (judged only for High Performance Category): No solar panels were installed in this project.

List any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc:
The house was painted with Sherwin Williams ProMar 200, Zero VOC, which complies with LEED v4 and GEI.

Any additional comments on the project:
The stand alone In Law Quarters Unit was constructed under the "Assessment Reduction of New Construction for Parent(s) or Grandparent(s) Living Quarters", commonly called the "Granny Flat" Exemption , homesteaded property owners who add living quarters for a parent or grandparent can apply to have all or part of the value of this new construction deducted from the assessment.

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Builder Information

SOUTH FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC (SFCS)
JERRY GILLMAN11081 SW 30th Court
DAVIE, FL 33328

Panels manufactured by Innova Eco Building System, Inc..

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