R-Control Tech Bulletin No. 2018
R-Control Technical Bulletin SIP No. 2018 Update:
We are pleased to announce the availability of updated R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2018 covering Fire Resistive Assemblies.
The R-Control Technical Bulletin was revised to include alternate spline configurations for the two assemblies with two layers of 5/8 in. Type X gypsum board protection.
We are pleased to announce the availability of an updated R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233. ESR-2233 was revised July 2016. The report now recognizes some R-Control SIP shear walls with aspect ratios up to 3.5:1.
The HVAC design for R-Control SIP buildings often requires low load HVAC systems due to the tight building envelope and high R-value of R-Control SIP construction.
The Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program recently hosted a webinar to discuss many of the issues around low load HVAC design. The topics covered in the webinar are applicable to the design of HVAC systems for R-Control SIP structures.
The webinar is available online for convenient playback at: http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/downloads/zerh-webinar-low-load-hvac-zero-energy-ready-homes
We hope you enjoy learning about key HVAC design techniques and critical pitfalls to avoid when building highly energy efficient buildings.
We are pleased to announce the availability of updated R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2072 covering James Hardie fiber cement siding.
The R-Control Technical Bulletin was revised to include the James Hardie authored Technical Bulletin covering application over SIPs as an attachment. A copy of the updated R-Control Technical Bulletin is available in the R-Control Technical literature library at http://www.r-control.com/library/technical/
Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, CO just completed their 20 Year Anniversary Build Blitz and R-Control SIPs were invited to the party!
Big Sky R-Control supplied R-Control SIPs for the building of 4 homes that were constructed by volunteers in just 8 days. Follow the links on the Vail Valley Habitat website and see the time lapse video showing the construction sequence. Congratulations to Habitat For Humanity Vail Valley for 20 years of community service!
R-Control Energy Savings Calculator Update
We are pleased to announce an update to the R-Control Energy Savings Calculator.
The calculator map and calculations have been updated to coincide with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) climate zones 1-8.
The R-Control Energy savings calculator is available at: http://www.r-control.com/library/sip-energy-savings-calculator/.
We are pleased to announce the January 2015 release/printing of the R-Control SIP Construction Manual.
A significant number of updates to the Technical Bulletin section of the manual were completed. Many of the updates were editorial in nature. A small number of editorial edits were also made to the introductory General Recommendation section.
The following Technical Bulletins previously released are now included in the January 2015 printed manual:
SIP No. 2078: R-Control SIP Attachment to Supports
SIP No. 2079: Metal Roofing Attachment
SIP No. 2080: Roof Uplift Load Design Chart 8a – High Wind Regions
SIP No. 2081: IECC Insulation U-Factor Requirements
SIP No. 2082: R-Control SIPs as an Air Barrier
The updated R-Control SIP Construction Manual is available from the R-Control website at: http://www.r-control.com/library/technical/
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Green Builder Media proudly is currently constructing an entirely self-sufficient, off-grid project perched high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The project is the VISION House at Mariposa Meadows. The project will unite extraordinary design, extreme performance, innovative products and intelligent technology.
The goal is to demonstrate how homes built in an extreme, high-altitude setting can be optimized for performance, self-sufficiency, durability and resource management. The homes will display solutions that can be applied in climate zones across the nation. The project will focus on key sustainability elements such as energy efficiency, renewables, water and resource conservation, healthy indoor air quality, durability and enabling technologies.
Learn more about SIPs and the project with this video.
We are pleased to announce the availability of an updated R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233. ESR-2233 now has a November 2014 revised date. The R-Control SIP manufacturing locations were updated with this revision.
AFM’s R-Control Licensee, ACH Foam Technologies supplies R-Control SIPs to build the Stanford University’s Solar Decathlon prize winning entry, “The Start Home”.
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