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Building Excellence Awards

2020 SIPA Building Excellence Awards Winners to be announced - March 3, 2020 in Phoenix Arizona

Members.... show us what you got!!!!

Application deadline extended to: January 17, 2020

Winning entries will be showcased at the SIPA Annual Meeting and SelectSIPs EXPO in Phoenix, AZ - March 2-4, 2020.

Homes and commercial buildings completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 are eligible.

Members can submit their projects online by accessing the “Login” section of the SIPA website, enter their ID and password, then click on “Building Excellence Awards Forms” from the menu on the right side of the page.

Or, download the inteactive pdf application, complete, then send forms and support documents to info@sips.org with “BEA2020 Application” in the subject line.

Click here

to download the 2020 Application Form
(interactive PDF format)

The Rules
SIPA Building Excellence Awards 2020
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is hosting the eighteenth annual Building Excellence Awards to recognize association members that built exemplary projects using structural insulated panels (SIPs). The competition allows SIPA members to showcase their best work while demonstrating  the design flexibility, sustainability and energy  efficiency possible with SIP construction.

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be 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)

Who is Eligible?

  • The submitting company must be a current SIPA member in good standing.
  • Structural insulated panels must be used on a minimum of 50% of the building envelope, determined by square footage of exterior walls and roof.
  • The SIPs used on the project must be provided by a SIPA member manufacturer.
  • Installers, designers or other parties involved in the project who are not SIPA members will not be recognized in awards materials. However, builders or architects may apply for membership with their entry, but must be full members in good standing prior to the closing date for the entry to receive recognition.
  • Project must be completed between January 1, 2019 and  December 31, 2019 Winning Entries.
  • One winner will be chosen from each category. From the category winners, an Overall Competition Winner and a Runner-Up will  be named.
  • Judges may hand out Honorable Mentions at their discretion.
  • Winners will be recognized at the 2020 SIPA SelectSIPs Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • SIPA will promote the winning entries on the SIPA website and  issue a press release to outside media.


  • Member companies may make multiple entries, but a separate  entry form must be completed for each entry (except for same project also submitted to High Performance category).
  • SIPA has the right to use the photos to promote SIPs to the  construction industry.  All entries will be displayed on the  SIPA website.
  • The deadline for entries is January 11, 2020. All entries must be  received at the SIPA office on or before that date.



More to come...watch this space!!!


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2019 2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013 2012
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