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Trouble on the Roof

Who is responsible for fixing a problem with ceiling condensation under a SIP roof?

Posted on Aug 3 2015 by Scott Gibson

Jeremy Ballard is living in a relatively new home built with structural insulated panels (SIPs), and he's already spotted something that's keeping him up at night. The weather in Kentucky is turning hot and humid, and with the humidity has come condensation on corrugated metal panels installed on the interior of the roof.


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  1. Jeremy Ballard

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Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge Announces Winners

Prizes honor projects for energy efficiency, affordability, and low projected operating costs

Posted on Jan 26 2012 by Richard Defendorf

Four of the 11 entries in the 2010-2011 Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge found their way to the winners’ circle, each taking a different path to exemplary energy efficiency performance.


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  1. Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund

Solar Decathlon 2011: Team Belgium’s DIY E-Cube

Affordability and simplicity were among Ghent University’s top priorities in the development of this kit home, designed to be easily shipped, expanded, and upgraded

Posted on Apr 19 2011 by Richard Defendorf

Many Solar Decathlon designs are elaborations on the cube, in part because houses conforming to that shape tend to be relatively simple to dissemble, transport, and reassemble. Team Belgium, representing Ghent University, saw the cube as a starting point — but also as a destination — for its Solar Decathlon 2011 entry.


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  1. Ghent University / Team Belgium (all images)

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