Browsing the "SIPs" Tag

Guest Post: Eco-Friendly Construction

April 8th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

There are tons of ways buildings are going green these days and there are new methods being seen every day. The best part about this is that not only are they great for the environment, but they’re sustainable and they’re just as good as traditional methods


Recycling Styrofoam: From Impossible to Finding Resources

March 6th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

For recycling evangelists like myself, one company that specializes in manufacturing a variety of foam products does provide an appealing recycling option for Styrofoam packaging materials that haven’t been touched with food, oils or dirt. The company, ACH Foam Technologies is based in Denver and has operations in six additional states: NV, UT, KS, MO, WI and


Green Building with Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) Part Two

April 13th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

This is the conclusion of Building with SIP series. Builders and potential home owners have the initial perception that SIP buildings are “kits” that you buy out of a catalog of predetermined designs and plans. This is not always the case. The home shown here are from a home built by DS Construction, a general contractor in Lake Tahoe, CA. We built a home using SIPs which were designed for conventional construction practices


Green Building with Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) Part One

April 11th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) homes are extremely energy-efficient due to their high R value which is a measure of thermal resistance. The higher value of R is better. SIP homes also include tight envelope and minimization of thermal bridging. Join us in Green Building with SIP series with Dan Sheehan, an expert on home building and construction


Julee Herdt’s BioSIPS: Houses of Fiber, Not Wood

July 16th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

"By scientifically determining the arrangements of fibers of different lengths and types of underutilized wood and agricultural waste, we are now turning fiber residues into useful products."



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