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SIP Industry Remains Strong in Uncertain Housing Market
May 31, 2012 – Despite the slow recovery of the U.S. housing market, the structural insulated panel (SIP) industry experienced only a modest decline in 2011, according to a survey conducted by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). Based on production data from all 59 SIP manufacturers operating in the U.S. and Canada, the survey shows a drop in total SIP production of 4 percent in 2011, compared to an 8.5 percent drop in single-family housing starts—the industry’s primary market segment. Among SIPA member manufacturers, responsible for 69 percent of all wood-faced SIP production, volume increased 6.3 percent in 2011.
Published on May 31, 2012.

Retrofit Contractors and Home Owners Wanted for New York State Projects
Building science professionals at the NAHB Research Center in collaboration with the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) and NYSERDA are looking for remodeling contractors and home owners interested in working with us on a research project to provide cost-effective solutions for three deep-energy retrofit projects in New York State using a nail pase panel or retrofit insulated panel system.
Published on May 9, 2012.

2012 Building Excellence Awards recognize energy-efficient, sustainable SIP projects
April 12, 2012 – The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) recognized nine homes and commercial buildings that demonstrate the high levels of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability achievable with SIP construction during the 2012 Building Excellence Awards ceremony, held at the SIPA Annual Meeting & Roundup in San Antonio, Texas. Now in its tenth year, the SIPA Building Excellence Awards highlight innovative projects using SIPs as the basis for energy-efficient, green buildings.
Published on Apr 13, 2012.

SIPA Members Claim Multiple Energy Value Housing Awards
rlando, Florida – Three members of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) were recognized for their exemplary energy-efficient homes at the Energy Value Housing Awards (EVHA) ceremony on February 8, 2012, during the International Builders Show.
Published on Mar 1, 2012.

SIPA to exhibit at Wood Solutions Fairs in Portland and Seattle
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) will be one of many exhibitors at the Wood Solutions Fairs in Portland, Oregon on March 13, 2012, and in Seattle, Washington on March 15, 2012. Catering to the architectural and engineering community, the Wood Solutions Fairs are a free, multi-faceted, day-long educational event on the use of wood in commercial buildings.
Published on Feb 27, 2012.

Submit your best work for the 2012 Building Excellence Awards
SIPA is now accepting entries for the 2012 Building Excellence Awards. This is a great opportunity for SIPA members to gain exposure and showcase their best work.
Published on Dec 15, 2011.

NAHB Research Center partners with SIPA on deep energy retrofit research project
Gig Harbor, Washington – The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) 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 (NYSERDA) Deep Energy Retrofit Program to improve the energy efficiency of three existing homes using retrofit insulated panels.
Published on Nov 16, 2011.

SIPA announces Bridlewood Builders as the first SIPA Certified Builder
Arial view 2010 Pyramid Award winning green home by Bridlewood Builders Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Bridlewood Builders is the first member of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) to receive the SIPA Certified Builder designation....
Published on Sep 27, 2011.

Inside SIPA Building Excellence Award winning project Singer Farm Naturals
Appleton, New York-based produce supplier Singer Farm Naturals was named the Agricultural category winner in the 2011 SIPA Building Excellence Awards for their transformation of a nineteenth century barn into an ultra-sustainable retail location for their locally grown produce.
Published on Aug 22, 2011.

Green Builder College Scholarship Winners Announced
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) teamed up with Green Builder College earlier this summer to offer a comprehensive training curriculum on one of the fastest growing building systems in green construction. Building with SIPs has been proven to boost energy efficiency, reduce labor costs and improve profitability.
Published on Jul 26, 2011.

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