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2019 Newsletters

2019 SIPA Building Excellence Awards — Runner Up

Dec 19, 2019 - The Freiburger Residence is a lakefront home built for future retirement and as a vacation getaway for visiting family members. The homeowners researched many energy efficient products focusing on attributes such as speedy construction and lower overall cost. The search led to PorterSIPs, which provided the solution to their building criteria. Open Newsletter

SIPA Sponsors Design & Construction Week 2020

Dec 5, 2019 - SIPA supports the International Builders' Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) as a sponsor for Design and Construction Week 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 21-23, 2020. SIPA will showcase SIPs in the NAHB Building Systems Councils Learning Lounge (N-242). Open Newsletter

Builders, Show Us What You Got!

Nov 21, 2019 - Winning entries will be showcased at the SIPA Annual Meeting and SelectSIPs EXPO in Phoenix, Arizona, March 2-4, 2020. Homes and commercial buildings completed between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019 are eligible. Winning projects will be highlighted in SIPA newsletters and industry publications throughout 2020. SIPA will also re-enter winning projects into other industry awards competitions like NAHB BSC and Green Builder Media Housing Awards. Open Newsletter

Outlook: Component and Offsite Building Technologies

Nov 7, 2019 - Ed Hudson of SIPA member Home Innovation Research Labs recently shared a summary of building trends from their August 2019 Survey. Titled "Builder Outlook on the Use of Components and Offsite Housing Technologies," the survey was delivered to a meeting of the Building Systems Councils (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - October 2019). Open Newsletter

SIPA Makes Waves at EEBA High Performance Home Summit

Oct 24, 2019 - The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) is one of the oldest and most respected residential building education organizations in the USA. EEBA boasts a 30-year history of providing insight, collaboration and education to builders and designers who seek to construct resource efficient, durable, healthy homes. Open Newsletter

SIPs, Everywhere ...

Oct 10, 2019 - The Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Program convened Oct. 1, 2019, in Denver. The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) was well represented by members Don Ferrier, Ferrier Custom Homes, Ted Clifton, Clifton View Homes; Thad Clifton, TC Legend Homes; Neal Mack, Enercept; Chris Roseman, BASF; and Jack Armstrong, Executive Director of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). BASF and Enercept installed booths at the EEBA EXPO where SIPs were the main topic of discussion. Open Newsletter

Getting to Zero Forum 2019 — SIPA is a Proud Partner

Sep 26, 2019 - SIPA supporters and partners are invited to use a promo code good for a 10% discount on registration fees. Enter the code online when you register and the discount is automatically applied to your total. The promo code is: GTZ19SIPA10 Open Newsletter

SIPs is One of 'Six Ways Construction is Changing'

Sep 12, 2019 - From the editors of Green Builder Magazine comes a concise look at the latest, greatest innovations changing how homes and multifamily projects are built. From weather barriers to SIPs, utility programs to whole-house air purification that can address urban smog, we look at the how and why of building today. Open Newsletter

EEBA High Performance Home Summit 2019: Oct. 1-3

Aug 29, 2019 - The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) is one of the oldest and most respected residential building education organizations in the USA with a history of providing insight, collaboration and education to builders and designers seeking to construct resource efficient, durable, healthy homes. Open Newsletter

Murus SIPs Partners with Bridgeport Properties on ZERH Project

Aug 15, 2019 - Using SIP panels manufactured by SIPA member Murus SIPs, Alter Eco, a builder based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, has completed four Bridgeport Properties homes located in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania providing Montgomery county with its first Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) project. Open Newsletter

The SIP Engineering Design Guide Presented Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2019 - Pinnacle Engineering's Tom Moore, SIPA board member and Education Committee chairperson, will present the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Engineering Design Guide (SIP-EDG01-19) during an all-day Timber Frame Engineering Council Symposium, Thursday, Aug. 1. Open Newsletter

2021 IECC Update

Jul 18, 2019 - The code cycle is upon us, and critical decisions about the next round of code changes are being made. In this webinar, nationally esteemed code experts Jim Meyers, Senior Associate Director of Buildings Efficiency Program, and Shaunna Mozingo, President, The Mozingo Code Group, will explore significant changes to residential and commercial codes. Open Newsletter

Don't Do a Don't When You Should Do a Do

Jul 5, 2019 - SIPs are simple to use. You can order pre-cut structural insulated panels that arrive onsite ready to set in place. Stand them up, fasten them properly, seal all the joints, and in a few days your new structure is ready for finish work. To help you get the most satisfaction from your SIP experience, the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) has this list of tips and suggestions so you'll get the best performance from your SIPs. Open Newsletter

Feel the Need to Join in the SIP Revolution? SIPA's BEST is Best!

Jun 20, 2019 - SIPA's BEST (Builder Education with SIPs Training) online training programs have created Registered Builders, Registered Master Builders and furthered the knowledge of the benefits of SIPs in todays energy and sustainability focused construction industry. Open Newsletter

SIPs Rank Highest of Insulated Structural Systems in 2019 Green Builder Survey!

Jun 6, 2019 - Green Builder Magazines' 2019 Readers' Choice Survey results released in the March/April edition revealed insulation as the most influenced construction category by green building and sustainable considerations and SIPs as the greenest insulated structural system. See page 39 to view the results. Open Newsletter

SIPA Goes to Washington DC

May 23, 2019 - During the week ending May 24, 2019, a coalition of SIPA and Insulation Industry Association members plan 100 visits with congressional leaders to promote the benefits of Insulation in building energy efficiency. Open Newsletter

Preparing for Disasters: Build Strong, Build Smart

May 9, 2019 - The International Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. SIPA supports Building Safety Month because we understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play. Open Newsletter

Wright Residence: 2019 SIPA Building Excellence Awards Winner

Apr 25, 2019 - In the category of Small Houses under 900 sq. ft., this 2019 Building Excellence Awards winner is a shining example of what energy and space efficiency means. Open Newsletter

2019 Building Excellence Awards Winning Project

Apr 11, 2019 - SIPs were used for maximum energy efficiency and the SIP design met all the structural needs of the hybrid timber frame structure, yielding high performance and reduced energy costs. This impressive private residence with home office, workshop, exercise room, and extensive entertaining area is located on historic Back Creek in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Open Newsletter

2019 SIPA Building Excellence Awards High Performance Winner

Mar 28, 2019 - The 3 Sisters Project by Ferrier Builders, built with SIP panels manufactured by SIPA member FischerSIPS, won first place in the Single Family Homes less than 3,000 sq. ft. category and has been awarded the overall competition winner in the high performance projects category. Open Newsletter

2019 SIPA Building Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Mar 15, 2019 - Judging of a record number of project entries was conducted by Marianne Cusato, designer, author and lecturer in the fields of architectural design, real estate trends and housing solutions; Ron Jones, Green Builder Media president and longtime builder, previously on NAHB and USGBC boards; Michael Baechler, PNNL Pacific Northwest National Labs who managed an assessment of renewable energy for the DOD; and Sam Rashkin, chief architect with the DOE who runs the Zero Energy Ready Home Program. Open Newsletter

2019 Building Excellence Awards — SelectSIPs Look Book - Chapter Three

Feb 28, 2019 - The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is hosting the 17th annual Building Excellence Awards to recognize association members that build 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. Open Newsletter

2019 Building Excellence Awards — SelectSIPs Look Book - Chapter Two

Feb 14, 2019 - The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is hosting the 17th annual Building Excellence Awards to recognize association members that build 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. Open Newsletter

2019 Building Excellence Awards — SelectSIPs Look Book

Jan 31, 2019 - The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is hosting the 17th annual Building Excellence Awards to recognize association members that build 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. The 2019 Building Excellence Awards are now in process. All entries have been submitted and are being evaluated and ranked by this year’s judges: Open Newsletter

SelectSIPs Winter 2019 issue is now available

Jan 17, 2019 - Articles include how a recently-launched SIPA / AIA Continuing Education course, Getting to Zero with SIPs, will help industry build better, faster and more environmentally-sensitive commercial projects, and the launch of a new online software/calculation tool to accompany the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Engineering Design Guide. Open Newsletter

Passive House building rising to new heights in New York with SIPs

Jan 3, 2019 - A recently published e-book by Low Carbon Productions, which details the many ways the state of New York, is addressing the issue of climate change. The initiative includes the Passive House Building program, which piggybacks on the rebuild efforts from damage by Superstorm Sandy. Open Newsletter

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