A Peek Inside Mariposa Meadows and efforts to continue sustainability to interior finishes and materials
Posted by Green Builder Staff To address Indoor Air Quality, one of the 11 Sustainability Tenets guiding the project, Green Builder has identified nontoxic finishes and materials. These products include interior paints from BEHR,...
Published on Oct 21, 2015.
Housing Innovation Awards announced during 2015 EEBA Conference: Winners include SIP home builders
Housing Innovation Awards 2015 for SIP home builders
Published on Oct 21, 2015.
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 Apr 9, 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 Jan 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 Dec 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 Dec 2, 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.
Builder Magazine takes a look at prefab construction
In the July 2013 issue of Builder, writer Barbara Ballinger makes the case for cost-efficient and sustainable construction using prefabricated building systems.
Published on Aug 19, 2013.
Bertschi School named first Living Building on West Coast
On April, 15, 2013, the Bertschi School’s Living Building Science Wing in Seattle, Washington, became the first Living Building on the West Coast and the fourth fully-certified Living Building in the world.
Published on May 9, 2013.
French River Visitor Center utilizes SIPs and unique terraced design
Built on a sloped outcrop of exposed granite, the visually stunning French River Visitor Center utilizes structural insulated panels (SIPs) as part of its unique design. Baird Sampson Neuert Architects designed the project that sits on Ontario’s French River, a prominent physical and cultural landmark situated outside of Alban, Ontario. The 8,500 sq. ft. visitor center is cleverly designed to seamlessly integrate itself into the natural landscape.
Published on Mar 14, 2013.
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