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Mosgiel Residence

Mosgiel, NZ

Participant information

Stephen Munn
600 Chester Road, #1
Delta, British Columbia, Canada  V3M 5V8
Phone: 517-486-4844
Email Address: insulspan@insulspan.com
Website: www.insulspan.com


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

High Performance: No

Project information

Mosgiel Residence
Mosgiel, New Zealand 9024

Date Completed: April 2020

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building):
Level 1: 11,035mm x 18,040mm
Level 2: 8,540mm x 18,640mm

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 1,528 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)

TimberTech Homes Ltd
Vanessa Adams
237 Wanaka Luggate Highway, RD 2 Wanaka
Wanaka, New Zealand 9024

Panels Manufactured By: Insulspan

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

Invercargill, New Zealand 9024

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 1,528 sq. ft.

Describe the end use of the building:
This is a single-family residence

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
SIP construction was used to build the Mosgiel Residence because it offers the design flexibility needed to create a two-story structure with vaulted ceilings which resulted in the rooms feeling larger than they are. In addition, the more compact footprint of the home allowed the homeowners to only use half of the 8,000M2 lot for the home leaving a large, welcoming yard in which to relax.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6½" EPS wall panels (exterior); 4½" EPS wall panels (interior); 8¼" EPS

SIP roof thickness and core material: 8¼" EPS roof panels

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
Using SIPs on the Mosgiel Residence project saved time, labor, and construction costs. In addition, the tight building envelope is an integral part of creating this net-zero home which has resulted in significant energy savings. According to the builder, this home's monthly power bill is NZ$80 whereas power for a typical home of this size costs NZ$500. This represents an 84% savings monthly in power costs.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved: The Mosgiel Residence includes structural glulams to create the vaulted ceiling. The ducting for the first floor is run between the I-joists supporting the second-floor floor deck. The ducting for the second floor is in the apex of the roof and drops directly into the each bedroom keeping it hidden from view.
The Mosgiel Residence has an office and powder room situated just inside the front entry creating a dedicated work-from-home space with easy access to the home's exterior in case of business visitors.

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:
These certifications are not available in New Zealand.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
The HVAC system is by Mitsubishi. It includes ducted heating and air conditioning as well as an air exchanger

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:
The Mosgiel Residence includes Ply-Gem Design Series high-performance windows and sliding doors. The windows include triple-glazing of Ply-Gem's Eco Max Shield 366 glass with a U-value of
13. The sliding doors include double-glazing of Ply-Gem's Eco Max Shield 366 glass with a U-value of 5. In addition, the home has an insulated slab using expanded polystyrene.

Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
The Mosgiel Residence includes blue light for homeowner comfort and high-performance Bosch appliances.

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

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.:
The kitchen in the Mosgiel Residence features IKEA kitchen cabinets made of recycled plastic and man-made stone countertops. The living areas have engineered Oak flooring while the bedrooms and hallway are carpeted. In addition, the bathrooms incorporate SONO by InHaus ultra-low VOC, vinyl plank flooring. This flooring has a composite core made with ceramic which results in a waterproof floor. Finally, the home has water saving toilets.


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Builder Information

TimberTech Homes Ltd
Vanessa Adams237 Wanaka Luggate Highway, RD 2
Wanaka, NZ 9382

Phone: 604-523-3762

Panels manufactured by Insulspan.

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