Enercept SIPs Helps Eliminate Wind Noise On Open Prairie Home

Posted by Roberta Bartel on March 15, 2018

Elm Tree Residence, New Town, ND. SIPs by Enercept.

The Elm Tree Residence is an amazing home located on a five generational family ranch.  It is the primary residence for a young, progressive family in North Dakota.


This North Dakota Family was looking for clear-span, actual vault ceilings that would offer plenty of space to showcase and display their many animal mounts.  

NewTown-20.jpgThe home is located on the top of a hill, in an open prairie.  A major advantage of using Enercept SIPs is to eliminate the wind noise.

The couple also appreciated a shortened construction cycle by combining the framing, insulating and sheathing into one step.

In addition, using SIPs on this home made it easier to work with the steel beams and girders used in the stair well that served as a connection between the two sections of the home. 


Plus they were able to achieve a higher R-Value and were able to seal the home with less thermal bridging by building with Enercept.

According to designer, Blake Preszler of Plain View Design, "Every house should tell a story, and I think this one tells a pretty interesting one." 

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  • Date Completed:  July 2017
  • Dimensions of building:  Irregular
  • Total sq. ft. of conditioned space:  10,625 sq. ft. plus 1,253 sq. ft. heated garage
  • SIP wall thickness and core material:  8" EPS SIP wall panels
  • SIP roof thickness and core material:  10" EPS SIP roof panels
  • Built by:  Paramount Builders, Bismarck, ND
  • Designed by:  Plain View Design, Bismarck, ND
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Topics: Energy Efficiency, SIPA Building Excellence Awards