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Trapp Farms

841 Wilderness Run Road
Eagan, MN 55123

Participant Information:
Company Name: Energy PAnel Structures
Contact Name: Lee Bergum
603 N Van Gordon Ave.
Graettinger, IA    51342
Email: lbergum@epsbuildings.com
Website: www.epsbuildings.com

Category: Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings under 10,000 sq. ft.

Project Information:
Project Name: Trapp Farms
841 Wilderness Run Road
Eagan, MN  55123

Date completed: April 2020

Dimensions of building: 40' x 80'

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 3,500 sq. ft.
Built by:
Company Name: JT Egner
Contact Name: Josh Egner
17595 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville, MN  55044
Phone: 952-985-0582

Panels Manufactured by: Energy Panel Structures

Designed by:
Company Name: Oertel Architects
Contact Name: Andrew N Cooper    
1795 St Clair Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-696-5186

Describe the end use of the building:
This building replaces an existing building that had previously served the city for over 30 years. The design process needed to gently fit the building and construction activities within the context of a popular, operational regional city park with amenities that needed to be preserved. This included a popular sledding hill and a large open-air picnic shelter.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Preengineering, less jobsite waste. durabilty , Neopor lower the carbon footprint

SIP wall thickness and core material: R26 walls
SIP roof thickness and core material: R 50 roof Neopor
Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
Speed, knowledge of crew that installed the Sips helped to stay ahead of schedule as this was a winter start, Closed in faster

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
Use of wood as a building material for structure and finish materials was important for its aesthetic warmth and appeal to personal scale, but also because it is a renewable, and eventually recyclable material. Exterior finish materials were selected because of their utilization of recycled materials, ability to be recycled, and long term durability. Synthetic stone was utilized in lieu of natural stone because of its use of waste materials generated from other stone manufacturing processes, and ability to withstand physical damage while also providing a very natural looking stone finish. The aluminum metal tile

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:
Ecosystems and Water Management
The project included stormwater best management practices. Roof rain water was collected from downspouts to a dedicated drainage system that directed stormwater to new raingarden infiltration areas, that allowed the rainwater to slowly recharge ground water in a meaningful way, but also

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
HVAC units were 95%+ efficient Hign efficiency gas fired furnace

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:
Windows and Entrances designed with a high thermal performance to exceed Energy Code Minimums - U-25

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.:
Wood interior finish Low Voc paints

Any additional comments on the project:
The building design process integrated public users, city recreational programming staff and city regulatory boards to refine the space need and design of the building to fit community goals and result in a project that will serve Eagan for another 30 years.

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Builder Information

JT Egner
Josh Egner17595 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044

Phone: 952-985-0582
Email: tstocker@jtegner.com

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures.

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