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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.

In 2012, a planned increased water release from the upstream Ashokan reservoir forced the Ashokan Center to relocate a portion of their campus to higher ground. Working with AIA Award-winning architect Matt Bialecki, Ashokan Center owners Jay and Molly Unger constructed four new sustainable buildings using structural insulated panels (SIPs).

Bialecki specified structural insulated panels (SIPs) from Timberline Panel Company to cut down on thermal bridging and establish an airtight building envelope…

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