Stand out in 2021 by creating a leading-edge building envelope with structural insulated panels (SIPs). Now is the time to inform your company and partners on the high-performance and cost benefits of SIPs. SIPA aims to simplify your experience by providing routinely updated specifications and tools to make your job your joy.

The insulation industry is stepping into 2021 with renewed dedication to sustainable products. We know that insulation matters when delivering a comfortable, healthy structure. SIPA is committed to providing thoughtful, consolidated resources for the builders and design professionals looking towards the future. This is a great opportunity to explore a more durable building product for the planet through digital and print brochures, online courses, and the Builder’s Guide to SIPs

The Building Education with SIPs Training (BEST) Program

Designed for builders and installers, this 10-part on-demand video series provides the fundamentals on SIPs and the insulation market. The BEST program is available to view and complete online at a leisurely learning pace. As a builder, completing this free video series earns you “Builder in Training” status, providing the benefits of advanced technical knowledge and a $50 discount on your first year of SIPA membership.

SIP Learning Units for Architects

Each of the on-demand BEST Program videos is AIA-HSW accredited and available for design professionals seeking education credits. At the end of each course after the test, individuals will enter their AIA number to receive credit as well as download a Certificate of Completion. Popular courses include Common Objections for SIP Designs and SIP Building Science. A full list of continuing education courses is available at for easy access.

Builder’s Guide to SIPs

Take pride in your legacy making 2021 the year of building better. SIPA’s Builder’s Guide to SIPs is the natural companion for all affairs involving SIP construction. Written by renowned building scientist Joseph Lstiburek, this manual covers SIP construction, foundation design, HVAC strategies, drainage planes, air sealing, window flashing, and much more. The online SIPA store is offering the digital and print publication on sale for $22.50 until January 31, 2021.

SIP Brochures

SIPA members and industry leaders combined their knowledge and expertise to create SIP-related brochures for installers, builders, and design professionals. Whether you are new to SIPs or researching master-builder tips for your next project, check out our full archive at All brochures are available to download for free, or they can be mailed out for a small fee. Select brochures are also 50% off until January 31, 2021. Here is a selection of our most popular materials:

The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is the reliable source for all segments of the SIP industry. Join SIPA today and enjoy the benefits of SIP networking, project leads, access to technical research and so much more. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in our resource options, please visit our FAQ page or email us at with your questions. Be inspired and let us make 2021 a year of building durable, healthy, high-performance buildings.