Manufacturer: Extreme Panel Technologies
Builder: Green Smith Builders
Location: Luverne, Minn.
The walls of the Green Apartments were designed using 4.5-inch and 6.5-inch structural insulated panels (SIPs) manufactured by Extreme Panel Technologies. The continuous insulation and air-tight quality of the SIPs created an energy-efficient, quiet project that enables electrification and decarbonization with less effort. This allowed the builder to save on time and associated labor costs without compromising structural integrity.
The construction costs as well as the energy savings were massive. The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. This projected achieved an index of 45, meaning that it is over 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home. There was also notably less on-site waste and environmental contamination.