Green Building Episode 4: Passive House Insulation for Peak Energy Efficiency
This short film is Episode 4 of Peckham Architecture’s 11-part documentary series on how to construct a green building for energy efficiency and lower carbon footprint. In this episode, Thermocore of Missouri’s Stephan Johannesmeyer explains how structural insulated panels, or SIP, dramatically improve energy efficiency.
Thermocore’s structural insulated panels use polyurethane foam insulation with a Class A Fire Rating rather than the traditional extruded polystyrene foam insulation. This airtight method of insulation maximizes energy efficiency in Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters, Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building. Super insulation, solar panels, LED lights, ERV (energy recovery ventilation), a tankless water heater and Energy Star appliances make our eco house net-positive, which means it produces more electricity than it consumes.