Insulspan SIPs by Plasti-Fab
Insulspan® manufactures and delivers high-performance, state-of-the-art Structural Insulating Panels (SIPs) throughout North America for use as walls, roofs, and floors in residential and commercial buildings. The SIPs, which are created by structurally laminating a continuous core of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation between two performance-rated oriented strand boards (OSB), are precision-cut to exact design specifications in a controlled manufacturing environment and are delivered ready-to-assemble.
Insulspan Structural Insulating Panel Systems (SIPs) are used to create a building’s structural wall frame and replace trusses on roof systems to form an extremely energy-efficient structural “envelope.” The high R-value of the SIP panels and continuous core of EPS minimizes air leakage and heat loss resulting in high energy efficiency ratings and significantly lower energy costs.
A structural building envelope made of SIPs is so energy efficient that BASF chose Insulspan® SIPs for inclusion in its pioneering “Home, Sweet Hybrid Home,” the Net Zero Energy House built in a residential development in Paterson, New Jersey. This home recently earned a “Platinum” rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED®-H Rating System, one of only two houses in the whole of North America to achieve that rating.
In addition, the LEED® for Homes Rating System now grants certification credits for the use of SIPs in home construction. The LEED®-H Rating System specifically recognizes the “Material and Resource Efficiency” of SIPS.
Insulspan, with more than 30 years’ experience in the building industry, is a leading brand of SIPs in North America. Insulspan SIPS are the only SIPS in North America with both U.S. and Canadian code listings.
Bowen Island, BC
The project was started in response to a shortage of housing on Bowen Island. The "Floating Staff Duplexes" were built for employees of the Union SteamShip Co. Marina and related facilities. Being a floating structure, weight and movement from a... read more
West Kelowna, BC
Carrington View Building A was developed as a net-zero ready building and targets the top step of the BC Energy Step Code. The building incorporates a SIP wall system for improved waste management as well as zero-carbon mechanical systems and... read more
Anthem Properties decided to build a LEED Gold Certified multi-family residential complex, they knew they had to earn as many points (60-79) as possible. For that reason, they chose to build with SIPs because they could earn more points and... read more