Case Study: Ultra-Efficient ‘Hybrid Home’ Utilizes High-Performance Building Techniques

Here is a great recent article from Eco Home Magazine about a recently built Ultra-Efficient Hybrid Home. Give the article a read:

http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/news/2010/01/case-study-ultra-efficient-hybrid-home-utilizes-high-performance-building-techniques.aspx

Here is a quick excerpt from the article:

Utilizing several high-performance building techniques designed to make it ultra insulated and efficient, a 4,200-square-foot home in rural Pennsylvania was constructed using a systems-built approach for its three separate living areas.

The LEED-H Silver home in Kennett Square, Pa., features a Superior Walls’  Xi insulated precast concrete foundation, timber framing, and structural insulated panels (SIPs). It boasts a HERS rating of 51, 34 points below the Energy Star target threshold.

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