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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



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