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Wallentine Cabin

Virgin, UT

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: Wallentine Cabin
Virgin, UT

Date completed: December 2020

Total cost of project: $1,200,000.00

Dimensions of building: 6000 sq.ft.

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 5,390 sq. ft.

Built by:
Company Name: Kingpin Construction    
Contact Name: Darren Cope
PO Box  790068
Virgin, UT  84779
Phone: 435-680-8331
Email: kingpin5602@gmail.com

Panels Manufactured by: Big Sky R-Control

Describe the end use of the building:
The owners intend the upstairs to be for private living, and the downstairs for vacation rental

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
The client wanted a very energy effiicient home, having used Sipps several times , I knew it was the perfect choice

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6"
SIP roof thickness and core material: 12"
Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
With labor, construction costs, and time, all combined with solar power this home is very energy efficient.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
This home has many unusual angles and the roof falls in two directions, R control panels were done to perfection.

Blower door test results: -50 1180CFM, 1.19 ACH50
The home has natural air -2 pascals.
All ventilation appliances turned on -5.7 pascals, ERV registered no change in pressure in home, m leakage at

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
We used Carrier Mini split system thru out every room has its own control

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:
We selected top end Marvin Window. These windows are energy efficient because the wind blowing on them can actually create a tighter seal.

Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
This home has full solar , lLED lighting throughout, and includes highly efficient Bosch appliances.

Were any solar panels installed on the project? If so, indicate the size of the system:
Our panels were installed on top of garage.


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Builder Information

Kingpin Construction
Darren CopePO Box 790068
Virgin, UT 84779

Phone: 435-680-8331
Email: kingpin5602@gmail.com

Panels manufactured by Big Sky R-Control.

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