Passive solar SIP residential 4-Plex, Architecture & General Contracting by Sunlight Homes Energy efficiency comes in many different forms, from meeting strict Passivhaus (passive house) standards to simply orienting your home for southerly sun exposure. Even the tightest of budgets can take advantage of principles humans have recognized since prehistoric times - the sun warms you…Read more
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Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) combine high R-value with excellent strength, air-tightness, and the inherent benefits of pre-fabricated, panelized construction. However, they do require attention to detail and knowledge of industry preferences when designing. How to transfer loads across floor framing, how to replace the shear strength taken away by the large openings characteristic of today’s…Read more
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) have combined commercial structural strength with energy consciousness into a system that is feasible for all types of projects, including cost-conscience residential. Whether you’re building in high wind or seismic region, or if you just want a quiet, energy-efficient, and durable home that you can construct without needing access to traditional…Read more
If your home is starting to feel a little cramped but you hate the idea of starting from scratch, consider adding onto your existing home. In the case of this 2730sf home in Cheyenne, WY, the homeowners have quickly outgrown the space with 4 children and a large extended family. The public spaces were too…Read more
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