SIPA Newsletter

2023 Newsletters

SIPs & Hurricane Preparedness Go Hand-in-Hand

Jun 1, 2023 - When a hurricane hits, 120-200 mph winds hurtle objects toward buildings with frightening consequences. That's why building materials are tested for durability and fastener strength, especially in hurricane-prone locations like Southern Florida. With June kicking off the U.S. hurricane season, it's a good reminder that SIPs pass the Hurricane Missile Impact Test, qualifying for all Florida HVHZ areas, a major accomplishment significant for a structural wall assembly. Open Newsletter

Extra! Extra! Read All About it! New Tax Credits & SIPs BLOG

May 18, 2023 - Make sure to read and bookmark SIPA's new blog, "Energy Efficiency Made Easy: Understanding New Tax Credits and Benefits of SIPs," about how SIP builders can take advantage of new and extended tax incentives included in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). SIPs can help qualify projects for credits and rebates for new and existing commercial and residential buildings, including multifamily, public and nonprofit buildings, through sections 45L, 25C and 179D of the IRA. Open Newsletter

2023 Green Builder Sustainable Products of the Year Names Premier Building Systems #1 in Structural Category

May 4, 2023 - SIPA member Premier Building Systems is number one in the 2023 Green Builder Sustainable Products of the Year publication in the structural category. Premier Building Systems also co-shares the fourth-place position as a brand member of R-Control, which also includes SIPA members ThermaFoam and Branch River Plastics. Moreover, the top ten winning products listed under the structural category had wood or EPS foam products, with SIPs having both. Open Newsletter

Every Day is Earth Day with SIPs

Apr 20, 2023 - As a SelectSIPs newsletter subscriber and SIPs enthusiast, you know that SIPs are one of the most environmentally responsible building systems available. SIPs use less energy and emit less greenhouse gas emissions throughout the home's life cycle than stick built homes and can save 45% more CO2. The final results of a multi-year study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Product Labs and Mississippi State University add even more sustainability SIPs proof points. This time, it is all about the durability of SIPs — an all-too-important sustainability attribute. Open Newsletter

SIPs: Prefabulous for Everyone

Apr 6, 2023 - Author Sheri Koones' newest book, Prefabulous for Everybody, will hit the stands on April 18, spotlighting prefab homes across the United States and Canada, including those built with SIPs. Open Newsletter

Expanded Energy Efficient Tax Deduction Increased to as Much as $5 per Sq Ft

Mar 23, 2023 - Starting January 1, 2023, expanded tax deductions, equaling up to $5 a square foot, are available for new and existing energy-efficient building projects as part of The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The tax deduction is available for new and existing nonprofit, government and commercial building projects that achieve specific energy efficiency goals and ASHRAE standards. Open Newsletter

SIPA's 2023 Building Excellence Awards SIPA

Mar 9, 2023 - This industry accolade considers all aspects of energy performance technology and creative design. Open Newsletter

Mariposa Meadows — A SIP Sustainability Story

Feb 24, 2023 - The Mariposa Meadows VISION house is a three-building complex high in Colorado's remote Gunnison National Forest. This compound was designed and built to stringent eco-conscious and zero-waste standards, navigating each building phase with 11 core tenets: energy efficiency, renewables, water and resource conservation, indoor air quality, smart technology, durability, resilient housing, multifunctional living spaces, onsite food production, indoor/outdoor living and wildlife protection. Open Newsletter

GBM Announces the 2023 Green Home of the Year Awards!

Feb 9, 2023 - Green Builder Media's 2023 Green Home of the Year winners have been announced and SIPA is delighted to see this Oak Harbor, Washington residence awarded the Mainstrem Green award. The seven recognized projects are judged on several criteria, including being environmentally friendly, well constructed, energy efficient and creatively designed. It's no surprise that SIPs, a time-tested, sustainable and very resilient building envelope material, is recognized year after year. Open Newsletter

NAHB's Jerry Rouleau Awards Showcased at IBS

Jan 26, 2023 - The International Builders’ Show is around the corner and NAHB will be recognizing the Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design in the Building Systems Councils' Learning Lounge. There were three award-winning SIP projects in 2022. Details on each project are available by clicking on the images pictured here or you can visit the Learning Lounge at IBS. View all 2022 award winners. Open Newsletter

SIPA's Building Excellence Awards Application Deadline is Near!

Jan 12, 2023 - The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is hosting the twentieth-first 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

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