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Zero Energy SIP House Dallas TX

Ludwig Residence
Dallas, TX 75208

Ferrier Custom Homes
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Website: www.FerrierCustomHomes.com

Project information:
Ludwig Residence
Dallas, TX 75208

Date Completed: November 2016
Total cost of project: $249,713

Dimensions of building:
18' 10" x 16'5 1/2" first floor
19' 10" x 26' second floor

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 810 sqft

Built By:
Ferrier Custom Homes

Panels Manufactured By: FischerSIPS

Designed By:
s.i.t. design
Dallas, TX 75229

Single family custom home.  Client wanted an extremely efficient (both design and performance wise) home, and SIPs proved to be a great fit for both goals from the very beginning.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 4.5" with EPS core
SIP roof thickness and core material:10.25" over garage with EPS core 10.5" roof with EPS core

Our client's goal was to build an extremely energy efficient, small house that would be zero energy ready. The modular size and shape of the home lent itself to the use of SIPs for construction. By using SIPs, we obtained a quick and efficient installation with great air tightness and insulation. SIPs gave the owner a phenomenally strong structure while reducing construction time, jobsite waste and improved overall efficiency, resulting in the owner being able to move into and enjoy his home much sooner than conventional methods.

The small home was built to the maximum length, width, and height of the lot allowances in accordance to the subdivision's restriction. The rigidity of the SIPs walls allowed us to cantilever over the front of the house and contributed to the ability of the architectural design elements. With engineering help from FishcerSIPS, we were able to install an angle iron ledger to support the front leading edge of the SIPs roof. This allowed us to construct an integrated concealed gutter and downspout. Looking at the front elevation of the house these are not visible, creating clean modern lines and accenting the overall look of the home.

Local Green Building (Dallas Green Building Ordinance) LEED-H Energy Star DOE Zero Energy Ready Program

HERS Index: 56
Blower door test results: 1.2 ACH50

Describe the HVAC system used on the project: The whole house is serviced with a ductless Mitsubishi 30.5/22 SEER mini split

Exterior door - Marvin Clad Ultimate with Low-e 366 glass Window U-value: 0.27 SHGC: 0.18 wood with exterior aluminum clad.

Seisco tankless water heater, exterior rolling shades on east-facing windows to control sun exposure, Energy Star lighting/dishwasher/refrigerator, highly reflective galvalume roofing, LED lighting, all PEX plumbing, passive solar design, ductless mini splits, highly reflective galvalume metal roof, programmable thermostat.

Low VOC paint, non-toxic pest control, all native landscaping/xeriscaping, built on infill lot, minimal concrete flat-work helps control water run off, low flow plumbing fixtures, jobsite recycling of glass, cardboard, plastic, metal and paper.

This home was constructed in a new award-wining urban infill subdivision crated by the urban activist Monte Anderson. The Villas at Belmont on Malone Cliff require homes with a smaller physical and ecological footprint. Due to the small footprint of the homes, space is limited. Owners are given free memberships to extra amenities. Included in the membership are discounted rates for traveling guests of the homeowners to stay at the nearby Belmont Hotel, unlimited access to the detached Belmont fitness center and swimming pool, and location adjacent to family style dining at Smoke restaurant. The stunning views of downtown Dallas skyline to the East overlooking the Trinity River are stunning and amazing. This home is being certified to multiple green building programs and the SIPs contributed additional points for each designation. Since the homeowner occupied the home, the average electric bill has been less than $60/month (higher initial bills were before the installation of exterior rolling shades).

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Builder Information

Ferrier Custom Homes
Donald Ferrier5017 Byers Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: 817-237-6262
Email: don@ferriercustomhomes.com

Panels manufactured by Fischer SIPS.

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