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Building Excellence Awards

Check-out the 2021 Look Books... Eye Candy for the SIPs enthused:

Look Book #1 - Single Family Houses under 3,000 sq. ft. (pdf download)
Look Book #2 - Single Family Houses over 3,000 sq. ft. (pdf download)
Look Book #3 - Commercial/Industrial/Institutional (pdf download)
Look Book #4 - Affordable/Agricultural/Multifamily/Reno/Small House (pdf download)

The 2021 Building Excellence Awards Winners:
Click here - to download the Annual Meeting BEA 2021 presentation
Best in Competition for 2021

SIP Farm Kitchen
Kansas City MO


Boys Grow Farm Kitchen
Best - Non-residential
SIP walls: R40 graphite panels
SIP roof: R40 graphite panels
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Sustainable SIP Rental House Cuyuna MN


Cuyuna Residence - Net-Zero
Best - Residential
SIP walls: 6” panels
SIP roof: 10” panels
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Category: Renovations

Opera House SIP Roof Renovation Watertown SD
The Goss Opera House Roof Winner - Classic
SIP roof: 12" roof panels
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Category: Affordable Housing

SIP Mini-Homes Village
Eugene OR

Jeffery Commons Mini Villiage, Sponsors
Winner - Classic
SIP roof: 7,5 and 5.5" panels
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Affordable SIP House
Panama City FL


City of Panama City Housing
Runner-up  - Classic
SIP walls: 5.5" panels
SIP roof: 7.5" panels
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Category: Agricultural

SIP Home and Shop
Winstead MN


Cherry Residence & Workshop
Winner - Classic
SIP walls: 6" panels
SIP roof: truss system
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SIP Farm Kitchen
Kansas City MO


BoysGrow Farm Kitchen
Winner - High Performance
SIP walls: R40 graphite panels
SIP roof: R40 EPS panels
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Category: Multifamily

Timber Frame SIP Duplex
Banff AB


Kootenay Ridge
Winner - Classic
SIP walls: 6.5" panels
SIP roof: 10.25" panels 
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High Performance SIP Multifamily Kelowna BC

Carrington View Building A
Winner - High Performance
SIP wall: 8-1/4” panels
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High Performance SIP Apartments CO

Gabler Apartments
Runner-up - High Performance
SIP walls: 6.5” panels
SIP roof: 10.25” panels
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High Performance SIP Multifamily Sonora CA

Cooper's Hawk Terrace ll
Runner-up - Classic
SIP walls: 5.5” graphite panels
SIP roof: 6” graphite panels
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Category: Commercial Buildings over 10,000 sq. ft.

SIP Office Building
Sioux Falls SD


Stencil Office Building
Winner - Classic
SIP walls: 6” panels
SIP roof: 10" panels
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SIP Treatment Center
Davis CA


NCYRTC Building A
Winner - High Performance
SIP walls: 8” panels
SIP roof: 12” panels
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Store and Office SIP Building Urbandale IA

Royal Flooring Heritage Park
Runner-up - Classic
SIP walls: 8.25" panels
SIP roof: 10.25” panels
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SIP Airplane Hangar
Belgrade MT


Flying H Hangar
Honorable Mention - Classic
SIP walls: 8.25" panels
SIP roof:12.25" panels
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Category: Commercial Buildings under 10,000 sq. ft.
SIP Travel Plaza
Flagstaff AZ


Navajo Blue Travel Plaza
Winner - Classic
SIP walls: 6" and 10" panels
SIP roof: 10" panels
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SIP Office Operations Center
Derry NH


North Point Outdoors Offices Winner - Classic
SIP walls: 8.25" panels
SIP roof: 8.5" panels
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Category: Single Family Homes over 3,000 sq.ft.
House with SIP Roof
Phoenix AZ

Casa Monterosa
Winner - Classic
SIP roof: 10.5 and 9.5" panels
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SIP House and Workshop
Crested Butte CO

The Betz Barn
Runner-up - Classic
SIP roof: 6" panels
SIP roof: 12" panels
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High Performance SIP House
Tofte MN


Bunker House
Winner - High Performance
SIP roof: 6" panels
SIP roof: 10" panels
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SIP House and In-Law Suite
Breckenridge CO


Orr Residence
Runner-up - High Performance
SIP roof: 6.5" panels
SIP roof: 12.5" panels
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ENERGY STAR SIP House
Cambridge WI


Brumm Residence
Honorable Mention - High Perf.
SIP roof: 5-11/16" panels
with 7/16" skins
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Category: Single Family Homes under 3,000 sq.ft.
Weekend Retreat SIP House Washington VA

Kalb Retreat
Winner - Classic
SIP walls: 6.5" panels
SIP roof: 10.25" panels
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SIP House
New Zealand


Mosgiel Residence
Runner-up - Classic
SIP walls: 6.5" panels (exterior)
SIP walls: 4.5" panels (interior)
SIP roof: 8.25" panels
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ENERGY STAR SIP House
Westworth Villiage TX


Coleman Residence
Winner - High Performance
SIP walls: 4.5" panels
SIP roof: 8.25" panels
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Sustainable SIP Rental House Cuyuna MN


Cuyuna Residence - Net-Zero
Best - Residential
SIP walls: 6” panels
SIP roof: 10” panels
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Net Zero Ready SIP House
Ogden UT

WSU Ogden Net-Zero
Honorable Mention - High Perf.
SIP walls: 6.5" graphite panels
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Category: Single Family Homes under 900 sq.ft.
SIP Tiny Homes Village
Albuquerque NM


Bernalillo Co. Tiny Homes Village
Winner - Classic
SIP walls: 6" panels
SIP roof: 8" panels
SIP floor: 8" panels
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SIP Detached ADU
Seattle WA


Alvarez DADU
Runner-up - Classic
SIP walls: 4.5" panels
SIP roof: 8.25" panels
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SIP Accessory Dwelling Unit
Seattle WA


Lally DADU
Winner - High Performance
SIP walls: 4.5" panels
SIP roof: 8.25" panels
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SIP Small House Garage Business
Anacortes WA


Catherine Lee Garage
Runner-up - High Performance
SIP walls: 5.5" graphite panels
SIP roof: 5.5" graphite panels
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Introducing the Judges for 2021:

Chrissi Antonopoulos
Senior Analyst at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Chrissi is a Senior Analyst at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her research is focused almost exclusively in residential buildings, where she leads PNNL's Research Dissemination portfolio including development and maintenance of the Building America Solution Center. Chrissi also supports projects focused on thermal enclosures, indoor air quality, and assessment of socio-demographics and equity. Chrissi has published studies outlining opportunities for embodied carbon and circular economy perspectives related to building technologies, and socio-demographic analysis of energy use in residential buildings. Chrissi has a BS in Business Economics, an MS in Urban Studies, and is currently a PhD candidate in Urban Studies at Portland State University.

 

Ron Jones
President, Green Builder Media

Long-time builder, previously on NAHB and USGBC boards. Author of more than a hundred published articles related to sustainability and the built environment.  Along with Green Builder Magazine Ron is a builder, previously on NAHB and USGBC boards, and developed the 1st NAHB/ICC ANSI Green Building Standard.
 

Aaron C. Smith
Chief Executive Officer at Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)

Aaron Smith is the CEO of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) which represents a community of over 50,000 builders and their stakeholders across North America that are truly the early adopters and innovators in driving sustainable transformation of the homebuilding industry.
Aaron has over 25 years of experience in home construction, building products, sustainability, and non-profit board leadership. He has worked for companies including Kohler, Uponor and ASSA ABLOY as well as startups in Silicon Valley and his own building and remodeling company. Aaron previously served on non-profit Boards for Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), CT Sustainable Business Council, and co-founded the CT Collaborative – Living Building Challenge.

Judging Criteria

Each entry was judged on the following criteria:

  • Design and structural engineering innovation.
  • Creative use of SIP construction.
  • Environmental sustainability.

New High Performance Category criteria:

  • Projects can compete both here and in specific building type category.
  • Only features pertaining to eco-efficiency,  health, resilience, and renewable energy are considered here.
  • Energy efficiency (quantified by HERS Index, blower door and other data).


Award Categories:

  • High Performance (any size or use category - judged only on special High Performance features or certifications)
  • Single Family ‘Small House’ under 900 sq. ft. 
  • Single Family Homes over 3,000 sq. ft.
  • Single Family Homes under 3,000 sq. ft.
  • Multifamily
  • Agricultural
  • Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings under 10,000 sq. ft.
  • Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings over 10,000 sq. ft.
  • Renovations (residential or commercial, includes additions and retrofit insulated panels).
  • Affordable Housing (excludes multifamily, home ownership cost must be at or below 30% of median income for location)

 

2022 will be here before you
know it...save the date!

The next Annual Meeting and SelectSIPs EXPO is
February 28th - March 2nd

2022

Also, It is never too early to begin thinking about
20th Annual Building Excellence Awards for 2022

You can submit projects applications now through
January 12, 2022

Click below to download the 2022 application form.

Submissions are due by
January 12, 2022

 

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