Design and construction management by Appropriate Designs
Super insulated (R70 roof, R30 walls R38 floor and R5 windows) 2nd story artist’s studio addition built over existing 2 bay garage. C-TEC Solar PV panels with micro-inverters on west roof, Hunter Insulated Panels on walls and roof, triple glazed Andersen A-Series windows, recycled red cedar vertical siding and new red cedar shingles, EnergyStar rated standing seam metal roof as well as hickory flooring grown and milled locally.
Finishing touches on year-long Appropriate Designs renovation of mixed use residential/business 150 year old 31-45 Church St, Willimantic. Rental inquiries should be directed to Pam Devivo 860 617 1838.
Sided and sheathed exterior insulation at gable end from foundation to shop fabricated gable vent.
Dense pack cellulose fills the stud cavities on the interior side for a total wall R 45 insulation
value. 20″ of loose pack cellulose above 2nd floor ceiling joists provides a R70 insulation value.
Triple pane windows (as shown in photo) with reflective coatings (LoE) on glass surfaces separated
with argon glass (R6) are critical part of thermal envelope.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) being lowered into place. A great way to build.
Beautiful example of vernacular architecture. Found in Parrhasian Heritage Park in Greece.