SEP ETMMS BA Project

 

U.S. Department of Energy, Building America study: SEP/ETMMS construction validation and optimization

 

The DOE has funded a three-year study examining a novel construction system applied to the affordable housing market.  The system consists of exterior walls made of 2 layers of 1 ⅛ inch thick structural OSB panels.  These panels are covered in continuous layers of air and water control membrane and insulation.  The purpose of the study is two-fold: to compare energy and moisture performance and constructability of the SEP/ETMMS system against an traditional Energy Star Version 3 system and a novel “hybrid” system, and to optimize the delivery of the SEP/ETMMS system.  Eleven houses have already been built using the system, and costs have proven to be equal to, or less than conventional construction.  Homes will be constructed in the Twin Cities and Denver.  Work will begin in fall 2016.

 

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CSBR Lead / Co-leaders

Dan Handeen, Co-PI

Garrett Mosiman, Co-PI

Other CSBR staff

Rolf Jacobsen, Researcher

Cold Climate Housing Center

Pat Huelman, PI

Tom Schirber, Researcher

Urban Homeworks

Habitat for Humanity

Thrive Builders (Denver)

Building Knowledge, Inc.

MonoPath

 

Related links:

http://www.mono-path.com/