The Structural Insulated Panel Association is a non-profit trade association that supports all segments of the SIP industry. SIPA offers a variety of resources to manufacturers, dealer/distributors, design professionals, suppliers of SIP components, and builders who build with SIPs. Becoming a SIPA member opens up a valuable network of industry contacts, colleagues, and opportunities for your business.
Leads -The SIPA website can be credited for bringing SIPA members tens of thousands of leads from potential home buyers that visit the SIPA website every year through its member directory. Members have the ability to screen leads based on their service area.
Marketing – SIPA’s goal is to capture 5% of the residential housing market in five years. Members of SIPA have created a Strategic Marketing Plan to achieve this goal. Items on the plan include exhibiting at trade shows such as the International Builders’ Show, promoting SIPs through the ENERGY STAR program, and working with major industry stakeholders such as the NAHB and the U.S. Green Building Council. SIPA has the funding, the infrastructure and the means to make a significant change in the way America builds homes.
Technical Research – SIPA has sponsored numerous programs for testing and verifying the performance of panels as an industry, instead of individual companies. The Prescriptive Method for SIP Wall Systems enables builders, design professionals and code officials to specify panels based on an industry standard. Working together towards an industry standard benefits all segments of the SIP industry.
Public Relations – SIPA actively promotes the accomplishments of its members. SIPA hosts the annual Building Excellence Awards to showcase member projects at both the SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference and in press releases to major publications.
Education – SIPA membership is essential for anyone wanting to learn about structural insulated panels. SIPA offers builder education through the SIPA Registered Builder program, AIA Continuing Education courses, and a library of publications and promotional materials.
Networking – Members of SIPA gain a valuable networking resource. The association provides a forum for interaction between members in different segments of the SIP industry. At the SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference, members attend seminars and workshops by experienced and preeminent figures in the SIP industry. Members also have the option of participating in the Annual Meeting Trade Show and advertising at the only trade show exclusive to the SIP industry.
Discounts – SIPA members receive a 20% discount on all books and brochures sold through SIPA's online store. Members can purchase an REM/Design license for the special price of $197.60, significant savings over the $347 list price. REM/Design calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 250 North American cities.
Quality Assurance – Working with SIPA members means working with businesses that provide quality products and services. SIPA manufacturer members must provide third party testing, continuing quality assurance and be in good standing within the industry. Being a member of SIPA demonstrates reassuring credibility to potential customers.