Insulspan SIP projects honored for energy efficiency

Insulspan, a manufacturer of structural insulated panels (SIPs) in North America, has earned three Building Excellence awards from the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA).
 
Projects were judged on energy efficiency and design and/or structural engineering innovation.  Insulspan projects received the award for the Blunk home, a single-family home under 3,000 square feet; and the award for institutional, industrial and commercial structures for the Cherokee Nation Central School, Cherokee, N.C.   The Cherokee School project was also the overall contest winner in a field that included agricultural, multi-family residential, institutional, industrial and commercial buildings.
 
The Blunk home, in Batavia, Ill., was inspired by the “passive house” movement – homes that are so well insulated and energy efficient there’s no need for a conventional heating system.  The Insulspan SIP walls and roof were crucial to achieving the level of energy efficiency that results in the Blunks’ $40 per month gas bill.
 
The Cherokee Nation Central School project included more than a dozen buildings with a combined total of nearly 500,000 square-feet of space, and was built to LEED standards.  Once certified it will be the largest LEED-certified school project east of the Mississippi River.
 
Insulspan, with facilities in Blissfield, Mich. and Delta, B.C., manufactures structural insulated panels to the highest standards of quality.  In 2007, Insulspan SIPs were named the number one green building product by Sustainable Industries magazine.  To learn more visit www.insulspan.com
 

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