Commercial SIP Projects

These examples of commercial projects built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) include office buildings, restaurants, senior living facilities and more. Select building type or location at the right to find sample projects of interest. Most individual Project Profiles include the following:

  • Name of SIP manufacturer, designer and builder
  • Building measurements such as HERS rating and CO2 emissions
  • Exterior and interior photos

Commercial Look Book

Browse the Look Book for recent examples of commercial projects built with structural insulated panels. For more detail on a specific building, enter the project location in the search function at the right.

Commercial SIP Project Winners

Blue Wave SIP ComplexBlue Wave SIP Complex
Ashland, WI
Builder/designer had good experiences with SIP construction in the past, so they encouraged the owner to utilize SIP construction for Blue Wave on the Bay. Blue Wave provided Hagstrom and Schraufnagel their first opportunity to have freedom to test the sculptural potential of a SIP construction.

LEED Platinum SIP OfficeLEED Platinum SIP Office
Phoenix, AZ
Ideation Design Group is a creative design studio employing 42 people. The studio comprises an architecture division, interior design services, food service design, graphic design, as well as a procurement department, IDG Purchasing.

Pheasant SIP LodgePheasant SIP Lodge
Emery, SD
Al's Pheasant Ranch is an upscale pheasant hunting lodge with 20 guest rooms, and a multi-use event center with bar/recreation room, grand hall, conference room and two private commons areas.

SIP RestaurantSIP Restaurant
Edinburg, TX
The corporate desire to reduce operating costs and be environmentally responsible (philanthropy / community is a large part of their business model), speed of construction, and the skilled labor shortages throughout the Southern States were three critical components in the company's decision to move the envelope to SIPs.

SIP Senior Living Facility Mahtomedi MNSIP Senior Living Facility Mahtomedi MN
Saint Paul, MN
SIPs provide structure and insulation in a single, prefabricated building component. Coventry’s 6-inch SIP walls and 10-inch SIP roof deliver continuous insulation, without the thermal bridging common in wood frame assemblies.

SIP Travel PlazaSIP Travel Plaza
Flagstaff, AZ
Using SIPs saved time because of the angles built into the walls and roof. The ready-to-assemble panels were easier to install than framing the design.

Commercial SIP Project Case Studies

Energy Efficiency SIP Office BuildingEnergy Efficiency SIP Office Building
Louisville, CO
SIPs construction made the framing process extremely efficient, which allowed for building dry-in ahead of projected construction schedule. Also enabled for energy efficiency goals for this project. SIPS specific engineering provided by Compass Consulting Engineers throughout the design phase (along with the architect, and GC).

Energywise SIP Pediatric Denistry OfficeEnergywise SIP Pediatric Denistry Office
College Station, TX
Speed of construction and on-going energy savings were crucial to the owner. The Enercept SIP panel fabrication was nearly flawless, considering the intricate layout. Out of nearly 300 panels, only one required simple modification. The circular tower panels and elliptical roof panels married up to the structural steel within 1/8". Erection of panels was fast and efficient. The areas with no steel constraints were completed in 2 days. The tower area took a little longer, but had no complications.

SIP Bible CampSIP Bible Camp
Grand Rapids, MN
SIPs allowed for fast construction, reduced labor cost. Being built in northern Minnesota energy costs were a concern. This building has 60' clear span timber trusses that required SIPs over top of them to help with the northern Minnesota snow load. The central building along with 3 other SIP structures are all heated with an outside wood boiler unit. Three camper cabins built with SIPs are on this property and are all heated with the same unit.

SIP Office and WorkshopSIP Office and Workshop
Westmoreland, NH
80’ x 150’ workshop facility + 3,000 sq. ft. office Roof trusses create open space without supports Radiant heat with tankless water heaters Offices use cork and bamboo floors

SIP Office Operations CenterSIP Office Operations Center
Derry, NH
SIPs construct a highly energy-efficient building. When considering all the steps needed to be taken with conventional framing, North Point estimates SIPs reduced the erection labor of the building by 35% compared to traditional stick framing/installation and sheathing. North Point took advantage of using BCX plywood faced SIPs in the roof.

SIP Private StudioSIP Private Studio
Forest Lake, MN
SIPs provided the tightest, best insulated system for the building shell enclosure. The large size of the jumbo SIPs (up to 8' x 24') save time during installation and reduced jobsite waste.

SIP Research FacilitySIP Research Facility
Urbana, IL
Five 40’ x 168’ buildings 6” SIP walls with plywood and FRP for easy washing Provides controlled environment

SIP Senior Living Facility Mahtomedi MNSIP Senior Living Facility Mahtomedi MN
Saint Paul, MN
SIPs provide structure and insulation in a single, prefabricated building component. Coventry’s 6-inch SIP walls and 10-inch SIP roof deliver continuous insulation, without the thermal bridging common in wood frame assemblies.

SIP Wildlife Refuge ComplexSIP Wildlife Refuge Complex
Los Banos, CA
SIPs were selected as it can be help achieve less than zero energy and LEED Platinum standards.

Trav's Outfitter SIP StoreTrav's Outfitter SIP Store
Watertown, SD
The business owner calculated the potential energy costs for a building of this size and knew that he wanted to build an energy-efficient store. He also wanted a building that was structurally sound and would stand the test of time. SIPs fit the bill. Owner wanted to use local businesses for materials and was familiar with Enercept SIPs. The owner was aware of the benefits of SIPs such as the speed of construction, the energy savings, and the ability to shut out exterior noise.

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