SIPA Newsletter

2021 Newsletters

SIP DESIGN-BP 2: HVAC Systems with SIPs — FREE Download

May 6, 2021 - SIP DESIGN-BP 2: HVAC Systems with SIPs is for design professionals by the manufacturer members of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). It dives deeper and provides more background into the summarized topic of HVAC systems presented in the Designing with SIPs: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS overview. The concepts highlight important considerations during the design phase of a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) structure. Open Newsletter

SIP Design Best Practice 3: SIP Structural Capabilities

Apr 22, 2021 - This 14-page document is the third in a series of 10 "deep dive" companion publications to the Designing with SIPs: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS brochure authored by SIPA together with the SIP industry's technical experts. Open Newsletter

Our Energy Building Codes Need YOU!

Apr 8, 2021 - This is a call from the International Code Council (ICC) for two new committees of 30 members each charged with creating the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential and commercial buildings. This new process replaces the traditional voting by government, city and county officials. Open Newsletter

Winners Have Been Announced: SIPA Building Excellence Awards

Mar 25, 2021 - The two top overall winners are: SIP Farm Kitchen Kansas City MO (Boys Grow Farm Kitchen), located in Kansas City, Missouri, entered in the Agricultural category was awarded both the category high-performance winner and the overall competition (non-residential) grand prize winner; Open Newsletter

SIP Design Best Practice 3: SIP Structural Capabilities

Mar 11, 2021 - This 14-page document is the third in a series of 10 "deep dive" companion publications to the Designing with SIPs: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS brochure authored by SIPA together with the SIP industry's technical experts. Open Newsletter

Traditional Style with Exceptional Building Science — Legacy House

Feb 25, 2021 - George Yeager and Sharon Riskedahl, owners of the Legacy House in Lewis Center, Ohio, wanted to create a structure that would be practical in an environment where reductions in energy consumption and fossil fuel-based carbon emissions are of very great importance. Dan Troth, SIPA member and owner of GreenTech Construction in Delaware, Ohio, delivered a striking product. Open Newsletter

Sneak Peek: Look Book #1 — Homes Under 3,000 Square Feet

Feb 11, 2021 - SIPA has received a record number of entries in this year's Building Excellence Awards competition. Over 65 projects will be reviewed by this year's judges: Aaron C. Smith, CEO at EEBA; Chrissi Antonopoulos, Senior Analyst at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Ron Jones, President, Green Builder Media. Open Newsletter

SIP Design Best Practices 1: High-Performance SIP Building Envelope

Jan 28, 2021 - This 24-page document is the first in a series of 10 "deep dive" companion publications to the Designing with SIPs: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS brochure authored by SIPA together with the SIP industry's technical experts. This highly illustrated document focuses on aiding and educating builders and designers that are new to the SIP world. These Best Practices guides will cover, in depth, the key points from each of the ten design considerations summarized in the overview brochure released last year. Open Newsletter

Common Objections for SIP Designs, Video 10 of the BEST Program Remastered and Provides CE Credit

Jan 14, 2021 - The Builder Education with SIP Training (BEST) program is the on-ramp to a three step process in achieving "Builder in Training" status for SIPA members (new students will enjoy $50 off the first year's SIPA membership fee). Open Newsletter

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