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SIPA News Stories

Updates on association news and happenings.

Video explains SIP installation at Mariposa Meadows
SIPschool Director Al Cobb breaks down the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) at the new Green Builder® Media VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows
Published on Dec 10, 2014.

Construction begins on VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows
Crews have already installed SIPs on two of the three buildings that make up the Green Builder® Media VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows, with the final building scheduled for completion in the...
Published on Oct 7, 2014.

NYSERDA Deep Energy Retrofit Underway in Albany
Crews in Albany, New York are installing new siding over retrofit insulated panels this week on a multifamily deep energy retrofit project. The project team, led by Home Innovation Research Labs, received a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to conduct building research on a cost-effective deep energy retrofit.
Published on Feb 21, 2014.

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.

SIPs and Zero Energy Buildings
With residential and commercial buildings accounting for almost 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption, the green building movement has targeted commercial building energy use as a key factor in the fight against global climate change.
Published on Jun 18, 2013.

SIPA Registered Master Builder Profile: Construction Partners LLC
SIPA Registered Master Builder Construction Partners LLC installs SIP roof panels on the Dethlefs residence, a home that tested at 0.31 ACH50. In effort to highlight the educational opportunities and marketing benefits of...
Published on Apr 29, 2013.

2013 SIPA Building Excellence Award winners showcase energy savings capable with SIPs
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) recognized eight homes and commercial buildings that utilized structural insulated panels (SIPs) to reach energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable design goals with the 2013 SIPA Building Excellence Awards.
Published on Apr 10, 2013.

Video: Rough Electrical Solutions for SIPs
Video with an electrician's tips for installing electrical in a SIP home even if for the first time.
Published on Mar 21, 2013.

Murus introduces jumbo format SIPs and fully automated production line
SIPA manufacturer member The Murus Company now offers jumbo-sized structural insulated panels (SIPs). The company recently added a fully automated, computer controlled production line that went online at its Mansfield, Pennsylvania factory on March 15, 2013.
Published on Mar 20, 2013.

Frank Gehry-designed SIP house brightens up New Orleans neighborhood
© Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right Check out SIPA’s new case study about Make It Right’s effort to sustainably rebuild over 150 homes in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans....
Published on Mar 6, 2013.

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