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The owner of Go Modular, Inc has one of the
FIRST PATENT PENDINGS for 
MODULAR SIP CONSTRUCTION

SIP WALLS (PUR) ARE  363 % MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT THAN 2 X4  (R11)  WALLS


SIP WALLS (PUR)  ARE  210 % MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT THAN  2X6  ( R19 ) WALLS

To Find out what SIPs are all about visit http://www.sips.org


SIP WALLS  WITH POLYURETHANE (PUR) =  R 40      
2X6 WALLS  =  R 19   -    2X4  WALLS =  R 11


SIP WALLS  WITH  POLYURETHANE ( PUR FOR SHORT )   OFFER   A WHOPPING  363 %  MORE  ENERGY
EFFICIENT WALL  OVER  A CONVENTIONAL 2X4  R 11 WALL,  WHETHER IT IS  MODULAR  CONSTRUCTION
OR TRADITIONAL  CONSTRUCTION.  EVEN FOR A 2X6  R 19  WALL, SIPS ARE  210% MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT  
SO .........


FOR THE  BEST OF  BOTH  WORLDS    - 
GO MODULAR  SIP


THE OTHER HUGE BENEFIT  - SIPS REDUCE AIR INFILTRATION
THE OTHER COMPONENT IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY IS AIR INFILTRATION .  AIR INFILTRATION CONTRIBUTES
40% OF ENERGY LOSS IN A HOME.


SIPS GIVE A 15 TIMES MORE AIR TIGHT HOME OVER A CONVENTIONAL BUILT HOME.   
SEE ORNL STUDY BELOW   (  OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABS  STUDY )

Modulars Now With SIPs For Extreme Green Go Modular - Certified Green Professionals

We are now the only modular home builder in the North East able to offer modular homes built using
SIP (Structural Insulated Panels). SIP is a cutting edge technology that offers the highest possible
energy efficiency in a home!!


True R - 40 in the walls!   True R - 40-80 in the roof!   And almost zero air infiltration!!

Go Modular SIPs

Go Modular SIPs


Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are one of the most airtight and well insulated  building systems available, making them an inherently green product.

An airtight SIP building will use less energy to heat and cool, allow for better control over indoor environmental conditions, and reduce construction waste.


SIPs Save Energy
Go Modular SIPs

Building with SIPs creates a superior building envelope with high thermal resistance and minimal air infiltration.

• Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Whole-wall R-value studies show that a 4-inch SIP
wall (nominal) rated at R-14
outperforms a 2x6 stick framed wall with R-19 fiberglass insulation. *6

• ORNL blower door tests reveal that a SIP test room is 15 times more airtight than its stick framed
counterpart with fiberglass
insulation. *7

• Up to 40% of a home’s heat loss is due to air leakage. *8

• SIPs have demonstrated amazingly low blower door test results when properly sealed. Based on the reliable performance of SIPs, ENERGY STAR for Homes chose to eliminate the required blower door test for SIP homes to meet ENERGY STAR standards.

*6 Kosny, Jan, et al. Whole-Wall Rating/Label for Structural Insulated Panels: Steady-State Thermal Analysis. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1999.
*7 Petrie, T.W. and Jeff Christian. Heating and Blower Door Tests of the Rooms for the SIPA/Reiker Project. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2002.
*8 http://www.toolbase.org/Home-Building-Topics/Energy-Efficiency/energy-efficiency-tips

Go Modular SIPs

Go Modular SIPs

Go Modular SIPs

63%
more energy-efficient than 2006 IECC
Burnside’s Inn (residence),
Dexter, MI

4,010 sq. ft.
0.86 ACH50
HERS Index of 37
(includes solar)

52%
more energy-efficient than 2006 IE
Energy House III, Elk River, MN


5,219 sq. ft.
0.45 ACH50
HERS Index of 48

55%
more energy-efficient than 2006 IECC
ORNL ZEH5, Lenoir City, TN


2,600 sq. ft.
1.65 ACH50
HERS Index of 45
(includes solar)

Indoor Air Quality

A SIP home or commercial building allows for better control over indoor air quality because the airtight
building envelope limits incoming air to controlled ventilation. Controlled ventilation filters out contaminants
and allergens, and also allows for incoming air to be dehumidified, reducing the possibility for mold growth.
There are a variety of ventilation strategies that can be used to provide fresh air to airtight homes. These
vary by climate, but are relatively inexpensive and operate on automatic control systems without the need
for homeowner action. SIPs do not contain any VOCs or other harmful chemicals that can affect occupant
health. The components used to make SIPs (foam, OSB, and adhesive) meet some of the most stringent
standards for indoor air quality.

• EPS uses pentane, a non-CFC blowing agent that dissipates shortly after production. EPS has no
offgassing and many EPS manufacturers are GREENGUARD certified. *14

• SIP homes have qualified under the American Lung Association’s Health House® program that has
stringent standards for indoor air quality. *15

• The adhesives used in SIP production do not contain any measurable amounts of VOCs that can be
harmful to occupants. *16

• The oriented strand board (OSB) used in SIPs has often been inaccurately associated with the
formaldehyde emissions that occur in fiber board and other composite products using urea-formaldehyde
adhesives. The phenolic formaldehyde adhesives used in OSB have only trace amounts of formaldehyde in
the finished product that do not jeopardize a home’s indoor environment or pose any health risks.

The OSB used in SIPs meets the requirements for a low-emitting material under the LEED for New
Construction rating system because it does not contain any urea-formaldehyde adhesives. *17

• Tests of OSB panels fresh from production revealed formaldehyde offgassing of less than 0.1 parts per
million (ppm), declining near zero as the panels age. To put this in perspective, there is more formaldehyde
naturally occurring in many foods, such as apples and onions, or the human blood (3 ppm), than in a home
built with SIPs. *18

• OSB easily meets many of the nation’s leading formaldehyde emissions standards, such as U.S. HUD
Manufactured Housing Standard and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Air Toxic Control Measure
for  Composite Wood Products. *19

*14 http://www.epsmolders.org/5.html
*15 Heathers Home - http://www.ferriercustomhomes.com/live_test/services/custom_homes/projects/Heathers%20Home/statistics/
*16 Miller, Gloria B. Product Stewardship Letter from Rohm and Haas. November 21, 2008.
*17 EQ Credit 4.4, LEED for New Construction version 2.2
*18 Emery, John A. Structural Wood Panels and Formaldehyde. APA–The Engineered Wood Association, April 2002.
*19 Facts on Structural Wood Panel Formaldehyde Emissions, APA–The Engineered Wood Association. February 2008.



SPF Spray Foam Insulation

Download the Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Brochure:

SPF Building Envelope



Honeywell Enovate® Blowing Agent

Honeywell Enovate Blowing Agent

Closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation

- offers high R-value per inch
- acts as a seamless air barrier
- restricts moisture transmission
- adds structural strength
- reduces sound transmission
- does not shrink or settle

Download the Honeywell Brochure:

Honeywell Enovate Blowing Agent



Our green modular home features:

Energy Efficiency     

  • SIPS (structural insulated panel system) exterior wall and roof panels
  • Bottom plate of all exterior walls are caulked and sealed
  • Caulk/foam all electrical and plumbing penetrations
  • ENERGY STAR rated double hung windows
  • ENERGY STAR advanced lighting package

 

Healthy Living

 

  • Low moisture content on all wood products stored in manufacturing facility
  • Low formaldehyde emission standards on all wooden board products
  • Low-VOC paint primers, sealants and construction adhesive products
  • Low-VOC emitting carpets
  • Kitchen range vent exhausted outside
  • ENERGY STAR Bathroom exhaust vents with timers
  • Carbon monoxide detectors

 

Water Efficiency

 

  • Water efficient low-flow shower heads
  • Water efficient sink faucets in kitchen and baths
  • Dual-flush toilets in all baths
  • On-demand hot water heaters

 

Sustainability

 

  • Modular home factory recycling methods create minimum waste
  • Modular homes provide low environmental impact on construction sites

 

We lead the way in green modular home technology. We provide affordable, highly efficient and healthier homes for your entire
family. We provide extensive selections of environmentally friendly and recycled options for your new home. We have dedicated
modular designers to create a fine green custom modular home for you today.

SAVE  60-80% or more in utility bills!!!!!

Ask about our MINI - SEMINAR 2 regarding GREEN MODULAR HOMES for more details.

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