Bertschi School named first Living Building on West Coast
On April, 15, 2013, the Bertschi School’s Living Building Science Wing in Seattle, Washington, became the first Living Building on the West Coast and the fourth fully-certified Living Building in the world....
Published on May 9, 2013.
French River Visitor Center utilizes SIPs and unique terraced design
Built on a sloped outcrop of exposed granite, the visually stunning French River Visitor Center utilizes structural insulated panels (SIPs) as part of its unique design. Baird Sampson Neuert Architects designed the...
Published on Mar 14, 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.
Free architect and builder training at the SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference
SIPA is hosting four free seminars on how to design and build with SIPs on April 2, 2013 during the SIPA Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Design professionals can earn up to three AIA Continuing Education Learning Units by attending courses on basic and advanced SIP design, followed by a seminar on modern timber framing.
Published on Feb 22, 2013.
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.
Enter your projects for the 2013 SIPA Building Excellence Awards
It's that time of year again! Don’t forget to submit your entries by March 12 for the annual SIPA Building Excellence Awards. Each year the awards recognize some of the most unique...
Published on Feb 14, 2013.
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.
Two SIP homes claim 2012 EcoHome Design Awards
Of the seventeen recipients of the 2012 EcoHome Design Awards, two of the top-tier Grand Award winners used structural insulated panel (SIP) construction as a means of reducing energy use and improving...
Published on Aug 17, 2012.
Lowes to offer GreenOx SIP sheds from Vantem
Lowes customers can now purchase a new line of structural insulated panel (SIP) sheds produced by GreenOx, a division of Vantem Composite Technologies. Available in sizes ranging from 8’ x 8’ through 10’ x 16’, GreenOx sheds are made of SIPs with magnesium oxide facings—a durable weather-resistant sheathing that functions as an exterior finish material.
Published on Aug 6, 2012.
Sarann Knight apartment complex begins third development phase
More construction is underway in Westside Las Vegas as crews break ground on the third phase of the Sarann Knight affordable housing development. Nonprofit developer Community Development Programs Center of Nevada (CDPCN)...
Published on Aug 2, 2012.
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