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
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
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!!
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
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
• 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.
more energy-efficient than 2006 IECC
Burnside’s Inn (residence),
4,010 sq. ft.
HERS Index of 37
more energy-efficient than 2006 IE
Energy House III, Elk River, MN
5,219 sq. ft.
HERS Index of 48
more energy-efficient than 2006 IECC
ORNL ZEH5, Lenoir City, TN
2,600 sq. ft.
HERS Index of 45
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
*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.
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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
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Our green modular home features:
- 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
- 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 efficient low-flow shower heads
- Water efficient sink faucets in kitchen and baths
- Dual-flush toilets in all baths
- On-demand hot water heaters
- 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.