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Kavanaugh Residence

Madison, WI

Participant information

Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Tabitha Torreson
603 N. Van Gordon Ave.
Graettinger, IA 51342
Phone: 712-859-3219
Email Address: ttorreson@epsbuildings.com
Website: epsbuildings.com


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

High Performance: Yes

Project information

Kavanaugh Residence
Madison, WI 53715

Date Completed: November 2020

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building): 1st Floor - 760 sq. ft.
2nd floor - 1,140 sq. ft.
Basement - 760 sq. ft.
Garage - 336 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)

Ultimate Construction, Inc.
Scott Foley
4827 Pierceville Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Panels Manufactured By: Energy Panel Structures, Inc.

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

Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
603 N. Van Gordon Ave.
Graettinger, IA 51342

Describe the end use of the building: Single Family Home

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
We had built two houses in 2019 for this owner, a happy returning customer.
Our track record on energy levels and blower door numbers on previous houses that we have built with SIPs.
Quietness and healthiness of the finished product

SIP wall thickness and core material: 7/16" skins, 5 11/16" poly styrene core

SIP roof thickness and core material: n/a

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
Had to change the logistics, efficiency and planning off-site, by bringing product onto job site daily. This was due to not having room on site and no parking available.


Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
We tore down four duplexes on two lots, this crated a total of four lots. We built a new SIP house on each. We had to change the logistics and increase offsite planning and efficiency by bringing product onto the job site daily. This was due to not having the room on site and no parking being available.
After drywall was complete, we spray foamed all top plates and blew in R16 insulation in the attic.

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:
Energy Star
Focus on Energy

HERS Index: 43

Blower door test results: 0.08 ACH50

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
We installed a Rheem-75000 BTU furnace Rheem 3 ton central aire 13 seer
Renewaire EV 130 Air to Air exchanger w/percent thermostat Radon system due to tightness of the home.

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:
U Value is UA 13
Framed the inside against foundation R15 Fiberglass & spray foam.

Were any solar panels installed on the project? If so, indicate the size of the system (judged only for High Performance Category):

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.:
We used LP Smart Siding and LP trims and Hawthorn windows


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Builder Information

Ultimate Construction, Inc.
Scott Foley4827 Pierceville Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Phone: 608-825-4633
Email: office@ultimate-construction.com

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures, Inc..

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