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, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, 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.
To explore other Zero Energy Ready Homes, visit the Department of Energy’s Tour of Zero page.