RAY-CORE SIPs ™ For Toronto's 1st Passive House Project
When home renovation consultant and energy coach Reiner Hoyer set out to build for himself the ultimate energy efficient home, he knew that RAY-CORE SIPs ™ - Structural Insulated Panels had to be part of the project. Living in a drafty and poorly insulated 1950’s home that was costing him a fortune to heat and cool, Hoyer decided to convert his 60 year old bungalow into a rebuilt, super energy efficient 2 story house. A contractor for over 30 years, Hoyer new he had to do something different, utilizing the latest technology and chose to build to Germany’s Passive House standards. RAY-CORE SIPs ™ were an integral part of that technology.
RAY-CORE SIPs ™ Were A Must-Have For This Toronto Passive House
SIPs House So Energy Efficient - Doesn't Even Have A Furnace!
Passive Houses require superior design and components with careful attention paid to wall insulation and roof insulation, design without thermal bridges, air tightness, ventilation with heat recovery, high performance windows and innovative heating technology. RAYCORE’s 2x8, 7-1/4” thick staggered stud and polyurethane foam structural insulated panels SIPs was the perfect fit! The benefits achieved through the use of products such as RAYCORE SIPs have been so great, Hoyer's house doesn’t even have a furnace!
SIPs Help Hoyer Acheive Amazing R61 Insulation Value
Blogging every step of the way, Reiner Hoyer hoped to educate homeowners of products available and the benefits of energy efficient building practices. Although Hoyer may have gone to extremes, there are many inexpensive and simple upgrades and steps that can be taken to drastically reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home. Homeowners can start to see a payback almost immediately and add to the long-term value of their home. You can visit Hoyer’s blog page and see how RAYCORE SIPs fit into the project by following this link to his page at http://passivehouseto.blogspot.com/2011/03/walls-have-arrived.html. Read on to learn how Hoyer was able to achieve an amazing R61 insulation value in the walls of his new home, combining RAY-CORE SIPs ™ with other practices.
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