Structural insulated panels (SIPS) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labor.
SIPs are fabricated using timber from sustainable sources. Offsite fabrication reduces waste. This, and light unit weight, also reduce embodied and transport energy. Their high insulation and airtightness reduce the major sources of building energy use, making them one of the ‘greenest’ construction materials. The foam insulation is (Ozone Depletion Potential ODP) zero and has a low GWP (Global Warming Potential).
Sustainable buildings use less energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and playing an important role in combating global climate change. Buildings also use a tremendous amount of natural resources to construct and operate. Constructing sustainable buildings that use these resources more efficiently, while minimising pollution that can harm renewable natural resources, is crucial to a sustainable future.
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are one of the most airtight and well insulated building systems available, making them an inherently green product. An airtight SIP building will use less energy to heat and cool, allow for better control over indoor environmental conditions, and reduce construction waste.