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L'Americana - Affordable High Performance

Pompano Beach, FL

2018 SIPA
Building Excellence Awards

First Place Winner
High Performance Affordable Housing Category

Participant information
Capital Group Developments, LLC
Mario Caprini
55 NE 5th Avenue Suite 501
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 954-806-2546561-705-5353
Email Address: mcaprini@capitalgroupusa.com
Website: www.capitalgroupusa.com

Single Family Homes (under 3,000 sq ft.)
High Performance: Yes

Project information:
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Date Completed: 11/16/2017
Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building): 51' x 39' sqft approximate
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 1,567 sqft

Built By:
SIMJA Construction, LLC / Eco Building Armor
Edward Fortich
2200 N Commerce Parkway #200
Weston, FL 33326

Panels Manufactured By:  Innova Eco Building System

Designed By:
Capital Group Developments, LLC
Mario Caprini
55 NE 5th Avenue Suite 501
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 1,567 sqft

Describe the end use of the building:
This low-income home offers users or families an unprecedented opportunity to own a high quality with lower operating costs promoted by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) form the City of Pompano Beach.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
We proposed to offer an energy efficient, affordable, beautiful home using a contemporary design with high ceilings (12 feet in the main lining area and 10 feet in the bedrooms). Using a Miami Dade approved MGO SIP provided a unique advantage to this job due to its hurricane resistance rating, fire resistant characteristics, mold resistant, bug resistant, sound resistant and water resistant capabilities while being very durable and offering a 20 year manufacturer warranty back by an insurance company. This is a full turnkey package at a very affordable cost. This City of Pompano Beach CRA demonstration project proposes a viable solution to the workforce housing crisis in Florida.
The social implication of requiring a team of only 4 to 5 people plus a few volunteer trainees with only one very skilled worker capable of squaring up and making sure the house is plum together with 3 to 4 unskilled workers enabled us to put up the shell in less than 4 weeks. This allowed us to work in identifying people within the city and nearby area enabling them to log in hours working the project.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6-3/4" EPS 1LB
SIP roof thickness and core material: 8-3/8" EPS 1.1LB

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
The SIPs helped in speeding up aspects of the shell construction and required minimal manpower and equipment while producing minimal waste.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
The use of MGO (Magnesium Oxide) helps ensure a healthy water resistant product with high resistance to mold and moisture absorption. The house was also designed with materials that meet Miami/Dade codes and are rated for winds up to 180mph.

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:
Florida Green Building Coalition

HERS Index: 62

Blower door test results (ACH50): 1.00

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
2.5 ton Rheem 16 Seer, 29,000 BTU, 1,000 CFM

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:
1.06 U-value windows; energy efficient appliances and LED lights throughout, R20 insulation where SIPs were not used.

Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
LED lighting throughout, tankless water heater with 99.5% EF, select energy efficient appliances including energy star dishwasher.

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.:
Low VOC coatings were used throughout the house (inside and out), landscaping is all native plants, irrigation system is on a separate reclaimed water system with dedicated meter.

Any additional comments on the project:
House is part of an affordable housing program intended for moderate to low income occupants.

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Builder Information

Capital Group Developments, LLC
Mario Caprini55 NE 5th Avenue Suite 501
Boca Raton, FL

Panels manufactured by Innova Eco Building System.

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