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April 2, 2015
Contact:   Jack Armstrong

SIPA Partners with Architectural Energy Corporation to bring REM/Design™ to SIP builders

Purchase on SIPS.ORG & Save $100 Off Retail Price

April 2, 2015, FT. Lauderdale, FL:  Builders, design professionals and energy consultants can now purchase REM/Design™ home energy calculation software through the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) website at $100 off the retail price.  The discount is the result of a new partnership forged between SIPA and Architectural Energy Corporation to reach more builders constructing energy-efficient homes with structural insulated panels (SIPs).

“REM/Design is a powerful program that will help builders and designers quantify the energy savings they achieve by incorporating SIPs and other high performance technologies into their homes,” said SIPA President Al Cobb.  “This will help SIP builders and designers gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace and build better homes through energy modeling.”

REM/Design is developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind. It calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 250 North American cities.  Using the software, builders can complete many of the complex tasks normally done by energy raters. The software is also used to establish building code compliance using the Performance Path under the International Code Council body of codes.
By going to the SIPA website (www.sips.org), the general public can save $100 off the retail price of REM/Design.  SIPA members receive an additional 20 percent discount by logging into their SIPA member account.

“SIPA is excited about this new partnership with Architectural Energy Corporation and hopes that together we can reach more builders of energy-efficient homes,” said Jack Armstrong, SIPA Executive Director.  “At the same time, we are providing more tangible value to SIPA members with an additional 20 percent discount on this extremely useful software package that will aid them with code compliance and help our members sell high performance SIP homes.”

Architectural Energy Corporation was one of the many exhibitors attending the 2015 SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference on March 30 through April 1 in Tucson, Arizona.  The two-day event featured educational sessions, networking and a tradeshow focused on the cutting edge technology of structural insulated panels.

To purchase discounted REM/Design software, visit the SIPA online store or visit www.remrate.com

About SIPA
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a non-profit association dedicated to increasing the use and acceptance of structural insulated panels (SIPs) in green, high performance building by providing an industry forum for promotion, communication, education, quality assurance, and technical and marketing research. SIPs are a high performance, panelized building system that offers superior thermal performance, air tightness, and durability for energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings.  

Builders and design professionals seeking to reduce energy use and minimize the carbon footprint of their buildings utilize SIPs as a cost-effective solution for exterior wall and roof systems that also cuts down on framing time, lessens construction waste, and ensures greater jobsite quality control through prefabrication.  SIPs are an enabling technology to meet to the Architecture 2030 Challenge for net-zero carbon neutral buildings today.  Learn more at www.sips.org.


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