May from ISA passed on a link to a site where a couple is blogging about their process of designing and building a SIP/Modular Hybrid home. The site is www.GouinGreen.com and is meant to be a play on “Goin’ Green” as the couple’s last name is Gouin.
The couple has gone through a very similar process as we have here at 100K but they have the added complexity of coordinating the home to be built by a modular construction company using SIPs from a Pennsylvania vendor. Their home is being placed in Massachusetts and some of the features are as follows:
- ~3,000 sf
- R40 Poly SIPs
- Alpen high performance windows
- Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pump HVAC
- Ultimate Air 200 DX ERV (Same as we will most likely use)
- HERS rating of ~40 prior to renewable installations
These are just some of the features. The couple is now trying to get their building permits complete. Check out their site for more info. I have exchanged a few emails with them and they’re nice people. They have also been added to our blogroll.
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