Zero Energy SIP House Seaside CA
Location: Seaside, CA
|Project Type:||Residential, < 3,000 sq. ft.|
|Manufacturer:||Premier Building Systems|
|Builder:||Clarum Homes Inc.|
|Design Professional:||Premier SIPS|
|HERS/EUI Index Score:|
|ACH50 - Blower Test Results:||0.6|
Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards, Zero Energy Ready, Passive House
BEA: 2011 Honorable Mention Single Family Homes - Under 3,000 sq. ft.
Clarum has used Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in many of its homes to create high-performance building envelopes. With SIPs, it is much easier to reduce air leaks than with stick framing, since the panels are produced in a controlled setting and arrive at the jobsite in large, ready-to-install sections. The panels also have continuous insulation across their height, width and depth, along with fewer thermal bridges. The result is up to a 60 percent reduction in heating and cooling costs, plus healthier indoor air from sealing out dust, pollen and other irritants.