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Kalb Retreat

Washington, VA

Participant information

The Murus Company, Inc.
Chris Bloom
P.O. Box 220
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: 570-549-2100
Email Address: sales@murus.com
Website: www.murus.com


Single Family Homes (under 3,000 sq ft.)

High Performance: No

Project information

Kalb Retreat
Washington, VA 22747

Date Completed: February 2020

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building): main living - 14' x 88'; entry - 14' x 14'; Silo - 3 floors (314sf each) - 942 total

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 2,370 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)

GreenSpur, Inc.
Zach Gasper
929 West Broad Street, Suite #200
Falls Church, VA 22046

Panels Manufactured By: The Murus Company, Inc.

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

The Murus Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 220
Mansfield, PA 16933

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 2,370 sq. ft.

Describe the end use of the building:
Second home / weekend retreat

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
GreenSpur builds exclusively with SIPs but the clients were excited about the energy efficiency they would yield

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6.5" thick panels with EPS cores

SIP roof thickness and core material: 10.25" thick panels with EPS cores

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
All of the above. The site was a bit remote, so the time saving on framing that SIPs offer was a big benefit

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
GreenSpur converted a grain silo into a 3 story living space complete with art galley, bedroom, and studio. The design also included a green roof deck that looks west for some incredible sunsets.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
Traditional ducted system with zone dampers for the house and silo. The equipment used was Lennox 90% efficient propane furnace; 14seer AC coil.

Were any solar panels installed on the project? If so, indicate the size of the system: None

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Builder Information

GreenSpur, Inc.
Zach Gasper929 West Broad Street, Suite #200
Falls Church, VA 22046

Phone: (202) 438-3794

Panels manufactured by The Murus Company, Inc..

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