It was a cold and snowy March day when the RAY-CORE structural insulated panels for Reiner Hoyer’s new, super insulated Passive House. These structural insulated panels would become the foundation of Reiner’s project to replace his cold and drafty 1950’s home with what would become a new, state of the art structure, demonstrating the energy saving benefits of innovative building products, technology and careful building practices.
RAYCORE Staggered Stud Structural Insulated Panels are available in 5-1/2 inch thickness with 2×4 stud members for a R42 insulation value and 7-1/4 inch thickness with 2×6 stud members for a R52. These structural insulated panels are made with polyurethane foam insulation and wooden prepositioned studs, offset to eliminate thermobridging and boost insulation performance.
Reiner Hoyer, an experienced 30 year builder now assists others through the homebuilding process as a home renovation consultant and coach. Wishing to use Germany’s superior Passive House standards in his projects, he found RAY-CORE’s structural insulated panels an affordable and easy way to achieve that standard. Reiner chose RAY-CORE’s 7-1/4 inch thick structural insulated panel with the 2×6 staggered stud configuration to boost whole wall R-values and energy saving performance. In the staggered stud insulated wall panel, RAY-CORE prepositions 2×6 wooden studs, 12” on center, staggered on either side of the 7-1/4” thick panel. The offsetting of the studs eliminates the transference of heat or cold through the structural members with a continuous foam barrier without compromising the superior and reliable strength of the innovative structural insulated panel. If you would like to learn more about Reiner’s project and his use of RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels, follow the link to http://passivehouseto.blogspot.com/2011/08/second-floor-wall-are-being-craned-up.html.
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