PHIUS SIP Office Building Basalt CO

Location: Basalt, CO

Project Information

Project Type: Commercial, Office
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: JE Dunn Construction
Design Professional: ZGF Architects
Year Built: 2015

Performance

High Performance: Yes
HERS/EUI Index Score: 0.36
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
kBtu/sq.ft./year: 33.41
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: LEED Platinum, Silver, Zero Energy Ready, ENERGY STAR Certified, Passive House

The renowned energy-efficient Rocky Mountain Institute selected SIPs for its 2016 Innovation Center located high in the mountains of Basalt, Colorado. At almost 15.610 sq. ft., this building is net-zero, LEED Platinum and the largest Passive Certified structure in the world.

The Innovation Center has an air leakage rate of 0.36 ACH50 (97 percent less leakage than typical commercial buildings). With an energy use intensity of 15.9 kBtu/sq.ft./year, the building is designed to deliver two times more energy than it uses. 

The 10.8 percent premium to achieve net zero is paid back in less than four years with the help of its high-performance SIPs.

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