“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.” Robert Collier, 1885-1950
What may sound complicated is actually very simple. The E3 home is built using Structural Insulated Panels from Foard Panel, windows and doors from Andersen, and a Hi-Velocity continuous air flow HVAC system from Unico System. E3 then recommends the use of a third party inspection and verification program, such as the Energy Star’s Rating Program.
Through the use of a Heat Load and Energy Analysis programs from Elite Software; E3 is able to project the average heating and cooling cost for the home.
Bo Foard began installing panels in 1983. His original company, Autumn Builders, performed install work for just about every major panel business in the country and he quickly became a respected leader in the installation field. Bo incorporated a design and production component and transitioned into a manufacturing company.
Foard Panel is the largest and most experienced panel company on the east coast for all residential and commercial projects. Their manufacturing process utilizes state of the art technology to assure they produce only the strongest, most energy efficient, materials for your home.
This LEED certified home was featured on all 16 episodes of PBS’s “This Old House” fall TV series in 2009. Foard Panel’s structural roof panels contributed to multiple LEED points including: Energy Performance, Reduced Job Site Waste, & Low VOC Materials.
January 1995 - One of Japan’s deadliest earthquakes hit Kobe, killing more than 5,000 people. Entire blocks of buildings were reduced to rubble and roadways and rails systems were twisted.
Prior to the 1995 earthquake, six homes using R-Control SIP components were built in the Kobe area. These six homes stood solidly against the force of the quake.
SIP’s are increasingly the material of choice for walls and roofs in earthquake, tornado and hurricane prone areas as pictured in Greensburg, Kansas.
Our Energy Analysis allows you to quickly compare the approximate energy costs for a home built with SIPs versus conventional building methods. Even in larger homes, heating and cooling averages as little as $75 per month.
Many external finishes can be applied to SIPs. From stucco, hardi-plank, stone tiles or conventional brick outer skin. All can be applied directly to the OSB finish of the SIP.
To the warmth of a Craftsman,
Whether your style includes the intimacy of a Sarah Susanka,
Andersen’s are simply the best windows you can buy at any price, anywhere in the world.
E3 utilizes a Hi-Velocity HVAC with continuous air flow by Unico System. The system also includes an electronic air exchange and air purification system, similar to that used in hospital operating rooms.
This system keeps your home fresh and virtually dust free. The continuous air flow maintains even temperature in every room and gives you draft free heating and cooling.
“Photo-Catalytic Oxidation” Destroys Toxic Chemicals and Eliminates Household Odors:
Photo-Catalytic Oxidation converts toxic compounds, even carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide, into benign constituents such as carbon dioxide and water without wearing out or losing its effectiveness.
Ultraviolet Light Kills Disease Germs on Contact:
Ultraviolet light 10,000 times the intensity of sun light kills viruses and bacteria too small to be filtered out by a Hepa filter. Ultraviolet technology combined with photo-catalytic oxidation is the most important feature in air purification since germs are easily spread from one person to another by conventional central heating and air-conditioning systems.
The Unico System Fiberglass Ductwork, exclusively manufactured by Unico, Inc., is the perfect choice when deciding on a plenum while installing the Unico System. A natural sound attenuator that absorbs noise, Unico’s square fiberglass ductwork comes in 3 sizes, ranging from 6.5” to 9.5”. With a full line of fittings and accessories available, our Square Fiberglass Ductwork makes installing the Unico system even easier.
Our standard duct can deliver up to 30 CFM. Full range of round and slotted outlets which are available in a variety of finishes. Outlets can also be painted to match any color. Recommended to use 6 outlets per nominal ton to keep noise levels virtually silent.
The 2.5” tubing can deliver up to 50 CFM. If you have normal duct lengths and can maintain the same static pressure, you can reduce the number of outlets and save on installation time.
The wood faced outlet is identical to the standard outlet except for the unfinished solid wood face.
All outlets can be painted or stained to match your existing ceiling, floor, or wall and are also available in black, brass, and chrome.
These small unobtrusive outlets in a variety of styles and colors blend with their surroundings and can be mounted in floors, walls, ceilings, anywhere. They virtually disappear.