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Industry Happenings

Relevant news from the building industry, green building world, and affiliated associations.

North America’s first Active House nears completion
  A new kind of structural insulated panel (SIP) project is taking shape in St. Louis, Missouri—the first home in North America to meet the Active House standard. Originating in Belgium, the Active...
Published on Feb 21, 2013.

Enercept names Charlie Ewalt as company president
SIPA member manufacturer Enercept has named Charlie Ewalt as company president. Ewalt brings over 28 years of experience in the financial market with him to the company based out of Watertown, South Dakota.
Published on Feb 6, 2013.

Catch an energy rater’s perspective on SIP building envelope inspection at the RESNET Conference
Experienced energy rater Rich Backus, Timber Ridge Craftsman, and SIPA President Al Cobb, SIPschool, will lead a seminar titled “A Rater’s Guide to a SIP Envelope Inspection” at this year’s annual RESNET...
Published on Feb 5, 2013.

Job Opening: SIP Product Sales Manager at Energy Panel Structures
SIPA manufacturer member Energy Panel Structures is currently looking for a Product Sales Manager with a college degree and three to five years of SIP industry experience. Duties include starting up production facilities and assisting the marketing and sales force.
Published on Jan 17, 2013.

SIPA releases two new Technical Bulletins: wall aspect ratio and durability to moisture exposure of SIP construction
SIPA’s Technical Committee put the finishing touches on two key technical bulletins that provide design professionals with valuable engineering guidance and performance data for structural insulated panel (SIP) construction.
Published on Dec 12, 2012.

SIP project named 2012 LEED for Homes Project of the Year
At the 2012 Greenbuild conference in San Francisco, the U.S. Green Building Council named the Puyallup Tribal Longhouse as the LEED for Homes Project of the Year. Located on the Puyallup Tribe...
Published on Dec 6, 2012.

Prefabulous + Sustainable available for preorder
The latest title from award-winning author and building systems enthusiast Sheri Koones is now available for preorder. Prefabulous + Sustainable builds on Koones’ previous book Prefabulous to highlight how prefabricated building systems...
Published on Jul 5, 2012.

REHAU-sponsored research home examines systems selection and integration
Building products manufacturer REHAU teamed up with the Montana State University (MSU) Creative Research Lab to construct the REHAU Montana ecosmart house project. The Bozeman, Montana home was designed and constructed with the help of MSU students to study the effectiveness of different building and mechanical systems; and how those systems can be integrated to maximize energy efficiency and lower lifecycle costs.
Published on Jun 12, 2012.

SIPA and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory to Sponsor Aspect Ratio Testing on SIPs
USDA invests in aspect ratio testing on structural insulated panels.
Published on Jun 4, 2012.

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