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Orr Residence

Breckenridge, CO

Participant Information:
Company Name: Big Sky R-control
Contact Name: Laurie Miller
15 Arden Drive
Belgrade, MT  59714
Phone: 253-846-6033
Email: laurie.miller@premiersips.com
Website: www.bigskyrcontrol.com
Category: Single Family Homes over 3,000 sq. ft. - High Performance

Project Information:
Project Name: Orr Residence
205 Rac Jac Way
Breckenridge, CO  80424

Date completed: February 2020
Dimensions of building:

121' x 84' Residence Upstairs/Mother in law suite downstairs

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 6,000 sq. ft.
Built by:
Company Name: Orr Concrete Inc scott@orrconcrete.com
Contact Name: Scott Orr
259 Continental Court Unit 201
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: 970.418.3024

Panels Manufactured by: Big Sky R-Control

Designed by:
Company Name: b.Confer Architecture
Contact Name: Brett Confer
230 E Rabbit Ct
Silverthorne, CO  80498
Phone: 970.468.7555

Describe the end use of the building:
Custom Home with in-law suite fully loaded

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
The owner on this project, Scott Orr was very interested in using SIPs for this project for the thermal efficiency and speed of construction. Feedback from Scott, as the project was being constructed, was that he was really excited to be using SIPs for this build. His passion for the material was infectious and he never missed an opportunity to share what he was doing with everyone.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6.5" thick SIP walls, standard EPS core
SIP roof thickness and core material: 12.25: thick SIP roof, standard EPS core
Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
SIP construction rolled the framing, insulation and sheathing into a one-step installation phase, so the owner was pleased with how the system went up and was very excited about the speed of install.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
There were several design elements that took advantage of using SIPs. SIP roof panels were used to accomplish large shed roof planes that were in the design. There were many tall wall plate heights that were accomplished by framing the SIP walls full height.

Blower door test results: 1.45 ACH50 (certificate attached)

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
None - this home is in a ski resort area where hot summers are not an issue

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.:
All in-floor radiant, R-20 insulation under the slab (in our area only R-10 is required)

Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
Standard windows U .31, All LED lighting, One Triangle Tube whole house hot water heat and for in floor radiant heat, Sub Zero Energy Star appliances.

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.
Landscaping is kept natural, Siding is from Japan. The wood processing is called Shou Sugi Ban (pronounces Show Soogi Ban) which is a traditional Japanese method of wood burning preservation. Typically Cypress is used. Ban means "plank"- left natural with no stain or paint used and low maintenance. This is a very renewable source. 100 year life metal roof that is recyclable.

Any additional comments on the project:
Owner/Builder Scott Orr visited the facility in Belgrade, MT. He met some of the senior leadership while there. From the dealings with Scott since, he has been very happy with the outcome of the project. Loren Groeschl, representative of Big Sky Insulations worked closely with Scott on his project and the partnership was mutually beneficial. This home was built for just under $200 a sq. ft.


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Builder Information

Orr Concrete Inc
Scott Orr259 Continental Court Unit 201
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: 970.418.3024
Email: scott@orrconcrete.com

Panels manufactured by Big Sky R-Control.

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