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Affordable High-R Panel Wall System Demonstration

The University of Minnesota will field test an innovative insulated solid-panel building envelope system that (1) eliminates thermal bridging, improves durability, and reduces construction costs compared to conventional, wood-framed construction; and (2) is appropriate for the affordable housing market.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
Department of Energy
Program Area: 
Residential Buildings Integration
Sub-Program: 
Building America
Project Manager: 
Eric Werling
Agreement Type: 
Funding Opportunity
Scope
Funded Performer: 
University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
Partners (not funded): 
MonoPath, Urban Homeworks, Habitat for Humanity, Building Knowledge
Agreement Total: 
$898,000
Match Total: 
$233,000
Project Start Date: 
May 31, 2016
Project End Date: 
June 29, 2019
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Technology
Technology Type: 
Enclosure
Sub-Technology Type: 
Enclosure - Wall Insulation
Building Type: 
Single Family, Multifamily
New or Existing: 
New
DR Focus?: 
No
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota