2015 Blitz Build – Habitat for Humanities

2015 Blitz BuildHabitat 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!

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R-Control Energy Savings Calculator Update

R-Control Energy Saving Calculator
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/.

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R-Control SIP Construction Manual Update

R-Control SIP Construction Manual

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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VISION House Mariposa Meadows


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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeD_vhOcffI&index=2&list=UUEQ48YDqtuMdzrFLXyd5_0A

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R-Control Update: ICC-ES ESR-2233 Code Report

ESR-2233

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.

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Stanford University’s Solar Decathlon prize winning entry used SIPs

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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”.

Click here to learn more.

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Updated SIPA Technical Bulletin No. 008 – Wall Aspect Ratios for SIPs

SIPA Tech Bulletin #8

R-Control is a key funder and supporter of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) and R-Control staff is active within SIPA to promote the use of SIPs. As part of SIPA’s activity, SIPA publishes Technical Bulletins that complement R-Control Technical Bulletins.

An update to SIPA Technical Bulletins No. 008 which discusses the IBC and IRC requirements for shear wall aspect ratios and recommends SIPs are suitable for use at aspect ratios similar to existing code allowances for blocked wood structural panels.  The updated Technical Bulletin now include reference to results from a 2013 shear wall research project conducted by the Home Innovation Research Labs.

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Update to R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233 Code Report

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We are pleased to announce the availability of an updated R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233.  ESR-2233 now has a June 2014 reissued date.  No changes were made to the document other than the updated date.

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New R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2082 – R-Control SIPs as an Air Barrier

R-Control SIPs Technical Bulletin 2082

We are pleased to announce R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2082 – R-Control SIPs as an Air Barrier is now available.

R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2082 lists the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirement for a material to be an air barrier and the requirement for an assembly to be an air barrier.  Testing on an R-Control assembly connected with a block spline connection and sealed with R-Control Low VOC Do-All-Ply and R-Control SIP Tape demonstrated performance meeting both the IECC requirements for an air barrier material and an air barrier assembly.

R-Control SIPs have always been known for their tremendous air tightness and this new Technical Bulletin provides verification.

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Update to R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233 Code Report

ICC-ES Evaluation Report ESR-2223

We are pleased to announce the availability of an updated R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233.  ESR-2233 now has a April 2014 revision date.

The updated report now includes GeoFaze, LLC of Kerrville, TX as an ICC-ES recognized R-Control SIP Licensee.

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