SIPA Blog

SIPs from an architect’s perspective
Texas architect Bob Borson has been blogging at Life of an Architect since 2010.  His latest project, dubbed the CHouse Modern, is currently under construction and uses structural insulated panels (SIPs) from...
Published on April 9, 2014.

Register Now for 2014 SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference
Registration is now open for the 2014 SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference, April 29-30, in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The event takes place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort &...
Published on March 4, 2014.

NYSERDA Deep Energy Retrofit Underway in Albany
Crews in Albany, New York are installing new siding over retrofit insulated panels this week on a multifamily deep energy retrofit project. The project team, led by Home Innovation Research Labs, received a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to conduct building research on a cost-effective deep energy retrofit.
Published on February 21, 2014.

We've moved!
SIPA is moving up in the world!  Please note our new mailing address: 1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 600 Tacoma, WA  98402
Published on February 11, 2014.

7-11 boosts energy efficiency with SIPs
In the November/December issue of Commercial Construction & Renovation magazine, Premier SIPs Technical Manager Joe Pasma writes about the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) in retail stores.  The article mentions both...
Published on January 15, 2014.

Inside actor Bryan Cranston’s LEED Platinum SIP beach house
Actor Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, is making waves in the architecture community with the radical renovation of a pre-war beachfront home in Southern California. Cranston and his wife transformed what had originally been a 1940s military housing unit into a stunning two-story modern home meeting both LEED Platinum and Passive House standards.
Published on December 12, 2013.

SIPs speed up construction of unique Habitat home
The Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) teamed up with CAD-1 to host a design competition for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado. Eleven teams from AIA Colorado submitted home designs. The winning entry was constructed in Kittredge, Colorado by Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, using a volunteer workforce and donations garnered by AIA Denver.
Published on December 2, 2013.

New SIPA Case Study: Ashokan Center shows off new sustainable buildings
Every year, busloads of students from across the Northeast make the trek to Olivebridge, New York to attend a multiday environmental education program at the Ashokan Center. Situated on 374 heavily wooded acres along Esopus Creek in the Catskill Mountains, it offers the ideal setting for hands-on ecology and outdoor learning.
Published on November 14, 2013.

DOE Challenge Home Training Seminars November 21st and 22nd
Join Premier SIPs for DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training and get started on the DOE’s new program for home energy performance. Premier SIPs is hosting two half-day seminars covering the...
Published on November 11, 2013.

New SIPA case study: senior living facility cuts operating costs with SIPs
Structural insulated panels and radiant heating prove a winning combination for Coventry Senior Living, a developer of senior living facilities in the Midwest. Read how Coventry Senior Living and Kaas Wilson Architects improved energy efficiency by specifying SIPs in SIPA’s latest case study.
Published on October 29, 2013.

 
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