Mendota Heights, MN
Extreme Panel Tech., Inc. & Stinson Builders
Cottonwood, MN 56229
Mendota Heights, MN 56229
Date Completed: 2016
Dimensions of building: 18' x 28' bedrooms in back, 18' x 34' main house, 10' x 21' entry, laundry
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 2,652 sq. ft., includes basement
Panels Manufactured By: Extreme Panel Technologies
Alchemy - Wee House
Andrew Blaisdell, Designer
Residence project was designed for SIPs 8 5/8" - 9' and 10' Basement Panels/6 5/8" Frost & walkout Walls
SIP wall thickness and core material: 8 1/4" Walls for House, Garage and Walkout
SIP roof thickness and core material: 12 1/4" Roof Panels
Built with NO RIDGE BEAMS -- There was not another product that could structurally work with this design and give them the opportunity to be a net zero home. The contractor said they don't know how they would have figured all the compound angles in the home without SIPs. No ridge beams was important to the interior design of the homeowner. Built with NO RIDGE BEAMS
HERS Index: 23
Blower door test results: .91 ACH @ -50 pa
HVAC system used on the project: Forced air and radiant in lower level
Everything in the home was designed to be net zero with the help of energy modeling. It has varying glass make-ups in the different orientations of the home. It has double the code-required insulation under the floor. The entire leakage of the home @ -50 pa was equal to 10 sq. inches. This was the contractor's first SIP project. All energy star appliances, all DC-driven exhaust fans. All the windows were placed to maximize the sun on the property, yet not negatively impact the energy load. There were interior mass finishes to hold radiant heat and release it slowly to maximize the solar gain allowed into the home at certain areas and to level out the temperature fluctuation in the interior. Solar panels: 6 KW which takes it to a 0 energy load per modeling.
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Jason Stinson315 West 48th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Panels manufactured by Extreme Panel Technologies.