SIP Education Center Olivebridge NY
Location: Olivebridge, NY
|Project Type:||Commercial, Other Commercial|
|Builder:||Bialecki Design Build, Inc.|
|Design Professional:||Blaleckl Architects|
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Awards/Certifications: LEED Platinum, Silver
Four new, sustainable buildings dot the campus at the Ashokan Center, an outdoor learning facility and summer camp in New York's Catskill Mountains.
On the above grade walls and roofs, Bialecki specified structural insulated panels (SIPs) to cut down on thermal bridging and establish an airtight building envelope. Unlike traditional wood or metal frame wall systems, SIPs do not have studs at regular intervals that cause thermal bridging through the building envelope. And because SIPs come in large, prefabricated sections, there are very few gaps to seal against air infiltration.