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No. 1393 Project Loantaka Status Pre-certified
Lead CPHC Patrick Ryan
Builder Ryan Inc. Location Madison, NJ
QA/QC Rater Architecture Planning Steele Kellogg, AIA, 3 Walnut Street, Madison, NJ (973) 377-5757 halfmoonhouse@mac.com Mechanical Systems Designer Ryan Inc. 741 Lehigh Ave., Union, NJ. (800) 736-2800 info@ryanbuilds.com
Constr. Type Timber Bldg. Function Single Family Floor Area 3981
Project Type Retrofit HERS Index LEED Rating
Energy Star Rating Heating Degree Days 5320 Cooling Degree Days 3311
Units 1 Certification Type PHIUS+2015 Certification Date
Exterior Wall 6in Polyisocyanurate, Zip sheathing (air control layer), existing 3.5in framed wall w/Roxul mineral wool, GWB.
Floor 14in Foamular 400 XPS, vapor barrier (air control layer), 4in concrete slab.
Roof 4in Polyisocyanurate, Zip sheathing (air control layer), 9.5in closed-cell spray foam.
Window Frame Mid-mount Alpen 925 Fiberglass. Narrow-frame w/o over-insulation.
Window Glazing Alpen 925 Series: U =.14 (casement/awing), U = .13 (fixed).
Entrance Door Provia Heritage 460 (U = .17) and 430 (U = .16).
Ventilation RenewAire EV200
Heating System Climatemaster Trilogy 45 Series QEV0930 Geothermal Heat Pump: AHRI 5.1 COP, 43.2 EER.
Submitter Patrick Ryan
Air-tightness Project < 0.050 CFM50 / sq ft.
Cooling System Climatemaster Trilogy 45 Series QEV0930 Geothermal Heat Pump: AHRI 5.1 COP, 43.2 EER.
Additional Consultants Tim Ryan CPHC #1538
Additional Notes Loantaka is a Proof of Concept that our existing built environment can be advanced to modern Passive House standards without the need for replacement. The structure is a circa 1958 split-level residence located in Climate Zone 5A. It is a challenging retrofit project with ample window area in a non-optimal layout. By carefully detailing the thermal enclosure and using advanced mechanicals, this project falls well within the PHIUS+2015 new construction parameters.

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