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SIPA News Stories

Updates on association news and happenings.

Construction begins on VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows
Crews have already installed SIPs on two of the three buildings that make up the Green Builder® Media VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows, with the final building scheduled for completion in the...
Published on Oct 7, 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 Feb 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 Feb 11, 2014.

Attend free SIP and timber frame AIA Continuing Education courses on October 25
SIPA and the Timber Frame Business Council (TFBC) are providing back-to-back AIA Continuing Education courses on Friday, October 25, at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Attendees will hear two unique programs: Timber Framing: An Age Old Craft Meets the Modern Era (general learning unit) and Structural Insulated Panels: What Architects Need to Know (HSW learning unit).
Published on Oct 22, 2013.

SIP homes shine at 2013 Solar Decathlon
On October 3, teams from 20 universities across North America and Europe will face off in the 2013 Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon in Irvine, California. To reduce home energy use and the amount of solar generation capacity required, four teams participating in this year’s competition will construct their homes using structural insulated panels (SIPs). SIPs have been a product of choice for Solar Decathlon teams dating back to the competition’s inception in 2001.
Published on Sep 11, 2013.

DOE Challenge Home Training Seminar, August 9, Winchester, Virginia
On August 9, SIPA and R-Control SIP manufacturer Mid-Atlantic Foam will host a half-day seminar providing a comprehensive review of the new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Challenge Home requirements.
Published on Jul 18, 2013.

SIPs and Zero Energy Buildings
With residential and commercial buildings accounting for almost 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption, the green building movement has targeted commercial building energy use as a key factor in the fight against global climate change.
Published on Jun 18, 2013.

Survey shows slight decline in structural insulated panel production for 2012
A strong finish for the recovering housing market in the latter half of 2012 was not enough to keep the emerging structural insulated panel (SIP) industry in net positive growth for the year, according to a survey conducted by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA).
Published on May 29, 2013.

SIPA Registered Master Builder Profile: Construction Partners LLC
In effort to highlight the educational opportunities and marketing benefits of SIPA’s Registered Builder and Registered Master Builder programs, we’ll be regularly profiling SIPA members who complete the programs. Pennsylvania-based Bridlewood Builders was the first SIPA member to become a SIPA Registered Master Builder, earning recognition on the SIPA website and throughout the industry.
Published on Apr 29, 2013.

2013 SIPA Building Excellence Award winners showcase energy savings capable with SIPs
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) recognized eight homes and commercial buildings that utilized structural insulated panels (SIPs) to reach energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable design goals with the 2013 SIPA Building Excellence Awards.
Published on Apr 10, 2013.

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