SIPA Newsletter

2022 Newsletters

SIPs and ICC's Building Safety Month

May 19, 2022 - SIPs are the place to start for soundly built, healthy structures. Since May is recognized as Building Safety Month, SIPA is contributing to the conversation with two complementary and key benefits to the SIP building envelope: speed of construction and resilience. These significant benefits are deeply intertwined with #buildingsafetymonth and the weekly themes highlighted by the International Code Council (ICC). The added value in speed and strength characteristics contributes enormously to the energy efficiency and building code achievements of a SIP structure. Open Newsletter

Nine SIPA Member Companies Recognized by GBM

May 5, 2022 - Green Builder Media (GBM) annually recognizes the most sustainable products of the year in a monthly edition of their leading construction industry and building science magazine. Along with that April publication, brands were indexed according to their category and index scores were determined by weighted averages of the following three measures: survey data (a survey conducted by GBM), consumer sentiment and positive mentions by verifiable brand consumers. Open Newsletter

Build a Better Future with SIP Structures

Apr 21, 2022 - Whether it’s a tiny house or a commercial building of tens of thousands of square feet, the SIP building envelope creates a tightly sealed, extremely energy-efficient structure. A high-performance structure is defined by its ability to outperform the average energy performance metrics of standard homes and buildings. Structural Insulated Panel Association hosts the only entirely SIP project catalogue where users can filter by high-performance and various energy performance ratings. Open Newsletter

Department of Energy Awards $4.5M for SIPA Study

Apr 7, 2022 - Retrofit insulated panels (RIPs) have been a remodeling solution to homeowners and builders for decades. While SIPs are typically aimed at new construction, RIPs offer current home and business owners an alternative way to increase your structure’s energy performance without starting from scratch. RIPs have become increasingly important when grappling with the U.S.’s decarbonization goals and the Home Innovation Research Lab is going to take RIP technology to the next level. Open Newsletter

GHG Reduction Goals in Sight for the Building Industry

Mar 24, 2022 - There are several social and environmental factors to embracing green building efforts and technologies. The 2021 World Green Building Trends Study by Dodge Construction Network highlights these factors, identifying green building as a global priority for the industry and predicting rapid growth in these next three years. Open Newsletter

SIPA Announces the 20th Annual Building Excellence Award Winners

Mar 10, 2022 - SIPA announced the winners of the 20th Annual Building Excellence Awards at its member meeting on March 1, 2022. One of the most prominent offsite construction award programs, the Building Excellence Awards showcases projects that best demonstrate the design flexibility, long-lasting energy performance and resiliency of structural insulated panels (SIPs). The award-winning projects are a testament to the advantages of utilizing forward-thinking construction methods such as SIPs to deliver a high-performance, healthier building envelope. Employing advanced materials and progressive building systems is more important and high profile than ever before, as the construction industry races to keep pace with increased demand. Open Newsletter

Four SIP Projects Receive NAHB Offsite Construction Awards

Feb 24, 2022 - The National Association of Home Builders recently announced their 2022 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design. These four SIP projects took the first step towards high-performance design when they chose SIPs for their building envelope. Open Newsletter

Rely on SIPs with Increased Building Performance Standards

Feb 10, 2022 - The building industry is in a unique position this year. Poised to have the most impact a sector can have on reducing emissions, building professionals need only adapt to using readily available, higher-performance products. The National Building Performance Standards Coalition (National BPS Coalition) is a nation-wide group of local and state governments that have committed to inclusively design and implement building performance policies and programs in their jurisdictions. Open Newsletter

Meet the Judges

Jan 27, 2022 - SIPA is thrilled to announce the lineup of judges for this year’s Building Excellence Awards. Projects submitted showcase the design flexibility, sustainability and energy efficiency possible with a structural insulated panel building envelope. Judges will evaluate each project entry on the following criteria: Open Newsletter

Campaign to Zero - Radical Change Takes Radical Responsibility

Jan 13, 2022 - A citizen’s movement for zero carbon building has launched led by Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA), Zero Energy Project and Team Zero. This inter-industry trifecta has combined resources to create Campaign to Zero — a one-stop-shop for homeowners, homebuyers, renters, builders, and designers to easily find and adopt zero energy practices ultimately moving towards high-performance, sustainable building products. Yes, even renters can implement energy-efficient practices when renovating their rental and no effort is too small. Open Newsletter

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