Bristol Pub & Restaurant
End Use: Restaurant/Pub
Why SIPs: The building went up very fast and does a great soundproofing the building.
Benefit of SIPs: This building is in Big Lake Alaska and it is very cold in the winter, SIPs are so very good at keeping the cold out and the heat in. It went up fast and this was a super saving on labor and construction cost.
Innovative Design Elements: This is a fairly basic build, with no real unique design elements. The goal of the build was to ensure a tight building envelope - keeping the warmth in and cold out.
HVAC: In-floor radiant heat
Energy-Saving and Energy-Efficient features:
- 20" brown insulation for the roof
- Arctic entry for doors
- Triple-pane windows
- LED Lights throughout
- On-demand water heater
"SIP Homes have lower heating costs in Alaska's cold climate. SIP-made buildings are vastly more energy-efficient, strong, quiet, and are less drafty than other building methods like stud framing with fiberglass batt insulation. ... These attributes are built right into the Premier SIPs. While the structure seems rugged and doesn't necessarily photograph well, it's the interior content and air tightness for which we were most interested."