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No. 1639 Project 3707-23 Melon Street Status Pre-certified
Lead CPHC Jonathan Chizacky
Builder WP Construction, LLC Location Philadelphia, PA
QA/QC Rater Rich Martin Architecture Planning The Sheward Partnership Mechanical Systems Designer Bruce Brooks Associates
Constr. Type Timber Bldg. Function Multifamily Floor Area 8958
Project Type New Construction HERS Index LEED Rating
Energy Star Rating Heating Degree Days 4610 Cooling Degree Days 1482
Units 8 Certification Type PHIUS+Core Certification Date
Exterior Wall Modular BuildSMART panelized system: Sealed 7/16" zip sheathing adhered to 4.5" EPS insulation on 7/16" sealed OSB as air barrier. All on 2x4 framing and 3.5" of fiberglass batt cavity insulation. 5/8" GWB interior finish
Floor LVT adhered to 4" concrete slab on grade. 10 MIL vapor barrier and 4" XPS insulation below.
Roof Highly reflective modified bitumen roof membrane on 1/2" coverboard. 6" XPS insulation on 3/4" plywood. 12" fiberglass batt cavity insulation. Intello PLUS smart air and vapor barrier at underside of roof joists.
Window Frame Alpen Tyrol TR-9 PH+ Fixed and Tilt-Turn operation: Insulated PVC frames
Window Glazing Triple-glazed Alpen Balanced-9 PH+ for northern windows; triple-glazed Alpen HighGain PH+ on southern windows
Entrance Door Alpen Tyrol framed door with solid infill.
Ventilation RenewAire EV90P Energy recovery ventilator
Heating System Mitsubishi split system heat pump
Submitter Jonathan Chizacky
Air-tightness 0.05 CFM50 / ft2 gross envelope area
Cooling System Mitsubishi split system heat pump
Additional Consultants Think Little -PHIUS Consultant
Additional Notes Project was designed with 2015 criteria and would require substantial changes to meet 2018. Case 2 in the WUFI model should be reviewed for 2015 criteria

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