Over 55 SIP projects were submitted for consideration for the 2020 Building Excellence Awards announced on March 3, 2020 at the SIPA Annual Meeting and SelectSIPs EXPO in Phoenix, Arizona.

Projects competed in eight categories: Renovations, Affordable Housing, Multifamily, Commercial Buildings over 10,000sq.ft., Commercial Buildings under 10,000sq. ft., Small Houses under 900sq. ft., Residential Single-Family Homes over 3,000sq. ft., and Residential Single-Family Homes under 3,000sq. ft. All eight categories considered ‘high performance' classifications for projects whose performance exceeded traditional SIP buildings.

Congratulations to SIPA member Energy Panel Structures for their Bryant Residential Loft, which won honors in its category (Residential Single-Family Homes over 3,000sq. ft.), Overall Winner in the Residential group, as well as taking the Grand Prize of Winner in the overall competition.

Commercial, Industrial, Institutional over 10,000 sq. ft. Category Winner: Payson District Ranger Station

Energy Panel Structures, Lee Bergum

U.S. Forest Station / Payson District Ranger Station - Payson, AZ

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6” EPS panels
  • SIP roof: 10” EPS panels

SIP Ranger Station Payson AZ

Commercial, Industrial, Institutional over 10,000 sq. ft. Category Runner Up: Thunderbird/Wren Half Way House

Energy Panel Structures/Max Gray Construction, Lee Bergum/Jim Abrahamson

Thunderbird/Wren Half Way House - Duluth, MN

Feature:

  • SIP walls: 6” EPS panels

SIP Halfway House Duluth MN

Commercial, Industrial, Institutional over 10,000 sq. ft. Category High Performance Winner: Point Defiance Zoo - Aquarium

Premier Building Systems, James Hodgson

Point Defiance Zoo - Aquarium - Tacoma, WA

Feature:

  • SIP roof: 12" EPS panels

SIP Zoo Aquarium Tacoma WA

Commercial, Industrial, Institutional under 10,000 sq. ft. Category Winner: Walk Ons Sports Bistro

Premier Building Systems, James Hodgson

Walk Ons Sports Bistro - Edinburg, TX

Features:

  • SIP walls: 9,072 sq. ft. of 6"  EPS panels
  • SIP roof: 9,568 sq. ft. of 10" EPS panels

SIP Restaurant Edinburg TX

Commercial, Industrial, Institutional under 10,000 sq. ft. Category Runner Up: Weaver Commons-Okoboji Summer Theatre

Energy Panel Structures (EPS), Kevin Zadow

Weaver Commons-Okoboji Summer Theatre - Okoboji, IA

Features:

  • SIP walls: 8-9/16": 7/16" OSB / 7-3/8"EPS-1# /  3/4" OSB or 3/4“ CCX-.016 Aluminum
  • SIP roof: 10-9/16": 7/16" OSB / 9-3/8"EPS-1# / 3/4"OSB

SIP Theater Okoboji IA

Commercial, Industrial, Institutional under 10,000 sq. ft. Category Runner Up: Mohs Contracting Offices and Shop

Mohs Contracting / Energy Panel Structures (EPS), Steve Glynn / Lee Bergum

Mohs Contracting Offices and Shop - Owatonna, MN

Feature:

  • SIP walls: 8" EPS panels

Mohs SIP Offices and Shop Owatonna MN

Multifamily Category High Performance Winner: Cooper’s Hawk Terrace Division 1

Premier Building Systems, James Hodgson

Cooper’s Hawk Terrace Division 1 - Sonora, CA

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6” EPS panels
  • SIP roof: 10”EPS panels

Zero Energy SIP Multifamily DIV I Sonora CA

Multifamily Category Winner: Founders Block South

Insulspan, Nicole Horton

Founders Block South - Vancouver, British Columbia

Feature:

  • SIP wall: 8.250-inch panel thickness with 7.375-inches of continuous foam core

LEED Gold SIP Multifamily Vancouver BC

Multifamily Category Runner Up: Moon Townhomes

Premier Building Systems, James Hodgson

Moon Townhomes - Bothell, WA  

Features:

  • SIP roof: 10" EPS 5,184 sq. ft. of SIP panels

SIP Townhouses Bothell WA

Renovations Category Renovations High Performance Winner: Carter Residence

Premier Building Systems, James Hodgson

Carter Residence - Richland, WA

Feature:

  • SIP roof: 12“ EPS panels 6,688 sq. ft.

High Performance SIP House Richland WA

Renovations Category Renovations Winner: Alvin Barn Remodel

Enercept, Neal Mack / Roberta Bartel

Alvin Barn Remodel - Center City, MN

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6" wall panels with EPS insulating core
  • SIP roof: 12" roof panels with EPS insulating core

SIP Barn Remodel Center City MN

Small House Under 900 sq. ft. Winner: Wild Rice Retreat

Energy Panel Structures (EPS), Lee Bergum

Wild Rice Retreat - Bayfield, WI

Features:

  • SIP walls: R26 Wall panels, 6 1/2”
  • SIP roof: R50 Roof panels w/Neopor®, 10 1/2”
  • SIP floor:R40 floor panels, 10 3/4"

Affordable SIP House Bayfield WI

Small House Under 900 sq. ft. Runner Up and Affordable House Winner: Staff Float House

Insulspan, Nicole Horton

Staff Float Homes - Bowen Island, British Columbia

Feature:

  • SIP walls: 6" EPS Panels

Floating SIP House Bowen Island BC

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. High Performance Winner: Legacy House

GreenTech Construction, Dan Troth

Legacy House - Lewis Center, OH

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6" panels except for tall eastern wall which is 8“ panels
  • SIP roof: 12" panels
     

High Performance SIP House Lewis Center OH

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. High Performance Runner Up: Dalgliesh Residence

Premier Building Systems / Clifton View Homes, James Hodgson / Ted Clifton

Dalgliesh Residence - Anacortes, WA

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6" GPS SIPs, 2,614 sf net
  • SIP roof: 10" GPS SIPs, 3,200 sf net

High Performance SIP House Anacortes WA

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. High Performance Honorable Mention: Perks Residence

Moonlight Design Studio / Insulspan / Panelwrights, Andy Roehl

Perks Residence - Garner, NC

Features:

  • SIP walls: House: 6.5" overall with 5.5" core. Garage: 4.5" overall with 3.5" EPS core
  • SIP roof: House and Garage: 10.25" overall with 9.25" EPS core

Aging-in-Place SIP House Garner NC

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. Winner: Lammers Residence

Extreme Panel Technologies, Josh Fragodt

Lammers Residence - Crofton, NE

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6.5 panels
  • SIP roof: 12.25" panels

SIP House Crofton NE

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. Runner Up: Taiga-Miller Residence

Energy Panel Structures / Taiga Design+Build, Lee Bergum / Anton Moody

Taiga-Miller Residence - Grand Marais, MN

Features:

  • SIP walls: 8" Neopor®
  • SIP roof: 10" Neopor®

SIP Rental Vacation Home Grand Marais MN

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. Runner Up: Nielsen Hus

Stinson Builders, Inc. / Extreme Panel Technologies, Chris Nielsen

Nielsen Hus - Medicine Lake, MN

Features:

  • SIP Walls: 6-1/2" with closed cell EPS foam (R-24) core material
  • SIP Floor: 10-1/2" with closed cell EPS foam (R-40) core material
  • SIP Roof: 12-1/4" with closed cell EPS foam (R-49) core material

SIP House Medicine Lake MN

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. Honorable Mention: Schwalbach Residence

Extreme Panel Technologies, Josh Fragodt

Schwalbach Residence - Windom, MN

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6-1/2” panels
  • SIP roof: 10-1/4” panels

SIP House Windom MN

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. High Performance Winner: Semiahmoo Net Zero Home

TC Legend Homes & Premier Building Systems, Thad Johnson

Semiahmoo Net Zero Home - Blaine, WA

Features:

  • SIP walls: 6.5" Graphite Polystyrene Core
  • SIP roof: 10.25" Graphite Polystyrene Core

Semiahmoo Net Positive SIP House Blaine WA

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. High Performance Runner Up: Smart Home Pensacola

Loxley Hawk, Inc. / FischerSIPS, David Lars Butler / Damian Pataluna

Smart Home Pensacola - Pensacola, FL

Features:

  • SIP walls: 8-1/4”
  • SIP roof: 12-1/4”

LEED Platinum SIP House Pensacola FL

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. High Performance Honorable Mention: Smithgall Residence

Murus Company, Chris Bloom

Smithgall Residence - Kilmarnock, VA

Features:

  • SIP walls: 8.25" GPS
  • SIP roof: 12.25" GPS

Smithgall High Performance SIP House Kilmarnock VA

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. Winner: Bryant Residential Loft

Energy Panel Structures, Lee Bergum

Bryant Residential Loft - Minneapolis, MN

Features:

  • SIP walls: 8" Foam Neopor®
  • SIP roof: 10" Foam Neopor®
  • SIP floor: 10" Foam Neopor®

Bryant SIP Residential Loft Minneapolis MN

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. Runner Up: Vis Residence

Mike Bourquin Construction / Extreme Panel Technologies, Mike Bourquin

Vis Residence - Luverne, MN

Features:

  • SIP wall thickness: 4” panels in garage, 4” panels to enclose mechanical room and 4” rim joists, 4” panels for the vaulted gable ends.
  • SIP roof thickness: 4” panels to trayed ceilings
  • SIP foundation thickness: 8” panels for the foundation (8’ and 4’ foundation panels)
  • SIP floor thickness : 6” panels for the floor in some areas

SIP House Luverne MN

Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. Honorable Mention: Dexter Residence

Insulspan, Nicole Horton

Dexter Residence - Dexter, MI

Features:

  • SIP walls: 8.25” panels
  • SIP roof: 12.25” panels

SIP House Dexter MI

Affordable Housing Runner Up: Solace Apartments

Panels: Energy Panel Structures (EPS)  Jesse Schott
Builder: Robert W. Carlstrom Co., Inc.

Solace Apartments - St. Peter, MN

Feature:

  • SIP walls: 6” EPS Panels

Solace SIP Apartments St. Peter MN