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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards

Eight homes and commercial buildings built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) were recognized for their innovation and environmental sustainability during the 2014 Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards ceremony, April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The annual competition … Read more »

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Growing more green: son’s SIP home opens new opportunities for father and son building team

If you are interested in building green, one method that promises to grow in popularity is structural insulated panels. Although currently capturing a very small percentage of the U.S. market, SIP buildings are gaining converts as the push for green … Read more »

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Energy Panel Structures completes purchase of Fingerlakes Construction

Fingerlakes Construction Company Inc. of Clyde, N.Y., has been sold to Energy Panel Structures Inc. of Graettinger, Iowa. The Fingerlakes manufacturing division and personnel will remain in Clyde with plans to add the broad line of EPS products to enhance … Read more »

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Energy efficiency, sustainability focus of upcoming SIPA conference

Hundreds of builders, architects and other building industry professionals will gather at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona for the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & Conference, April 2–4, 2013. The annual industry event offers training … Read more »

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SIPs under scrutiny: SIPA, USDA lab sponsors aspect ratio testing

Structural Insulated Panel Association will sponsor aspect ratio testing on shear walls built with structural insulated panels. Funded by both SIPA and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, the testing aims to determine the allowable wall height to width ratio for … Read more »

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NAHB Research Center partners with SIPA

The Structural Insulated Panel Association will join the NAHB Research Center and a team of remodeling contractors to research cost-effective solutions for residential energy efficiency improvements in New York State.  The NAHB Research Center was selected to receive a $300,000 … Read more »

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Constructing energy-efficient buildings with SIPs is fast and simple

By Bim Fischer If structural insulated panels (SIPs) grew in the forest as trees do, it’s likely stick framing never would have taken off. Given a choice between installing large section SIP walls, roofs and floors at one time versus … Read more »

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SIPs deliver winter surprise for unsuspecting owner

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The value of using Structural Insulated Panels has long been appreciated. This story from ACH Foam Technologies is an example of why, when installed correctly, SIPs has become an industry standard. DENVER (ACH Foam Technologies)—When Terry Schroth decided to have … Read more »

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Utah home takes top SIPA honors

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The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) recognized five extremely energy-efficient and unique buildings constructed with structural insulated panels (SIPs) during its Building Excellence Awards ceremony at the SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. Now in its ninth … Read more »

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