SIP House Medicine Lake MN
Location: Minneapolis, MN
|Project Type:||Residential, < 3,000 sq. ft.|
|Manufacturer:||Extreme Panel Technologies|
|Builder:||Stinson Builders, Inc.|
|Design Professional:||Modern Oasis|
|HERS/EUI Index Score:||41|
|ACH50 - Blower Test Results:||0.6|
Awards/Certifications: DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, ENERGY STAR Certified, EPA Indoor AirPLUS
Helical piers provide the structure for a wood beam foundation grid on which a SIPs floor sits. This structural foundation system allows the entire house envelope to be constructed with SIPs (floor, walls and roof) which made for an efficient build and a very tight home.
The old home (slab on grade) had continuous water and mold problems due to the high-water table. Not wanting to bring in yards and yards of fill to raise their new home and potentially put their neighbor's property in jeopardy, the owners decided on an elevated home built on helical piers.
Nielsen Hus received its Certificate of Occupancy in July 2019 and the owners moved in shortly thereafter to enjoy their new energy-efficient, healthy and beautiful home. The owners knew they wanted to use SIPs for the construction of their house. With previous experience building with SIPs and a strong relationship with Extreme Panel Technologies, Stinson Builders was able to step in and work with the team to design and construct this efficient home.