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
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.
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
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.
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.