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Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural engineering innovation; creative use of SIP construction; and environmental sustainability. The 2015 winning projects...

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 selects the top SIP projects in eight categories, covering single family homes, commercial buildings,...

Energy Panel Structures Adds SIP Manufacturing Plant

Energy Panel Structures (EPS) is expanding with the addition of a new (SIP) Structural Insulated Panels manufacturing plant located at its Fingerlakes Construction facility in Clyde, New York. The plant is about 10,000 sq. ft. and includes a state-of-the-art automated CNC machine from Weinman Manufacturing in Germany. Additional equipment will be used for laminating,...

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 and education on sustainable construction with structural insulated panels (SIPs), a high performance panelized...

Premier SIPs adds Ohio plant

Company’s energy-saving structural insulated panels for sale throughout Midwest and Eastern states from Ohio facility — Premier SIPS by Insulfoam — one of North America’s largest manufacturers of structural insulated panels (SIPs) —has expanded its presence to the Eastern U.S. with the addition of manufacturing capabilities in Ohio. The Tacoma, Washington-based company currently supplies...

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 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Deep Energy Retrofit...

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 time-consuming cutting and nailing of hundreds of individual boards, people historically would have gone...

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SIPs deliver winter surprise for unsuspecting owner

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 his new HVAC, plumbing maintenance and repair building constructed with SIPs, he had no...