Zero Energy SIP Apartments Kansas City KS

Location: Kansas City, KS

Project Information

Project Type: Residential, Multifamily
Manufacturer: Murus
Builder: Tartan Residential, Inc.
Design Professional: Urban Architectural Group
Year Built: 2023


High Performance: Yes
HERS/EUI Index Score: 45
ACH50 - Blower Test Results: 1.75
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, ENERGY STAR Certified, EPA Indoor AirPLUS

BEA: 2024 Building Excellence Award - High Performance Winner

This project is a 115-unit Multi-Family Workforce Housing complex comprising five 3-story apartment buildings featuring 2 or 3-bedroom units. Additionally, there is a single-story Office/Community Building.

The primary objective of this endeavor was to develop a highly energy-efficient complex with a focus on operational efficiency. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) were the chosen construction material due to their unmatched performance in meeting energy efficiency goals. Notably, innovative design and structural engineering techniques were employed. The floors of this project were constructed using top chord hanging trusses, optimizing the utilization of SIPs as a significant component of the exterior walls. This strategic approach contributed to the overall success of the project.

All units are Energy Star MF v1.1 Certified, EPA Indoor Air PLUS Qualified, and DOE Zero Energy Ready.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 4-5/8" panels with EPS cores (one bldg used GPS cores)

HERS: 45 for the 2 bedroom units
HERS: 47 for the 3 bedroom units

ACH50: 1.75

HVAC: Air Source Heat Pumps

Solar Panel: Installation planned for 2024 to achieve full Net Zero compliance.


Affiliated Members

The Murus Company, Inc.

Mansfield, PA


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