This residence was built by Peninsula Panel using Insulspan structural insulated panels. This 3,575 sq. ft. home
boasts a 90.9 HERS rating while being in an exposed location on top of a hill amid pasture with no trees.
Additionally, the first year’s actual natural gas usage was a very low $1,061.00 or 1,406 CCFs!
In a letter from the homeowners, they state, "The panels keep the house very quiet and the inside temperature is very consistent, regardless of the season or temperature outside. The solar gain from our southern window wall is great in winter, but surprisingly there is not a heat buildup in summer. A small added bonus is the convenience of hanging pictures anywhere because of the continuous OSB sheeting behind the drywall." –Tim & Wendy D.
The home has large overhangs for shading with no need for gutters. This project received a Five-Star Plus rating, while being located in an open area. The construction utilized energy- efficient structural insulated panels, as well as insulated concrete forms for the foundation. Using SIPs allowed the homeowners flexibility in their design, with vaulted ceilings in every room, while still providing the high level of energy efficiency desired by the homeowner.
Left: Panel wall being lifted into place.
Right: Roof panel being lifted into place as one of the final pieces.