29 Jul '13, 9am

Vantem Panels Introduces Net-Zero Kit House: SmartHomze

Vantem Panels Introduces Net-Zero Kit House: SmartHomze

Vermont-based Vantem Panels, one of the United States’ first producers of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and one of three American producers of urethane panels, has released the first affordable net-zero energy kit homes: SmartHomze. With an estimated $150 per square foot cost of construction (not including permits, site work, or foundation), SmartHomze are significantly more affordable than typical green homes that range between $200 and $250 per square foot and more in line with construction costs for an average new home that doesn’t include sustainability features. One of the key energy-saving components of SmartHomze are the urethane foam panels that have a R-6.8 per inch R-Value, the highest of any insulation currently available. Oriented Strand Boards (OSBs) are harvested from sustainably managed forests. The SIP panels can provide homeowners with an additional 7...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2013/07/vantem-panels-introduc...

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