SIP Como 4 Story Apartments Minneapolis MN

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Project Information

Project Type: Residential, Multifamily
Manufacturer: Energy Panel Structures
Builder: ShaneCon Commercial Construction
Design Professional: Tom Ososki Design Services LLC
Year Built: 2021


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results: 2.25
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Building use:
29 Unit apartment building.

SIP wall thickness: 6" R-26
SIP roof thickness: na

Benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
Ease of installation and overall performance of the panels

Blower door test results: 2.25 ACH 

Combination of PTAC and Magic Pack units

Additional energy-saving materials used in the building envelope:
Kolbe Forgent series all glastra with .27 U factor.

Additional sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.:
Low Voc paints and all tile hallways

Additional comments:
Sound and temperature are superbly controlled, and no one has mentioned the trains or 35W traffic, which are very loud if you open the windows.  These are not special sound control windows, just regular insulated glass.  No condensate on the windows during -20 degree nights.  At the 823 building, floor plans about 650 sqft, and same electric HVAC as we put in 1040,  we have 3 years experience now, and no one has mentioned the trains, which are about 50 feet away and several times passing every day. Regarding electricity cost, 823 residents tell me their electric bills in winter are around $40-$50.  I did hear one resident last year had a bill of $90. 


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Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Graettinger, IA


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