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SIPA UPDATE: Video Weblink Features Live Install of Chapel at Greenbrier WV Resort with Foard Panels
View Foard Panel's latest ongoing project live at the famous Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia where an 18,000 ft2 chapel is being installed with SIPs on a timber frame structure by Panelwrights. This webcam video link will allow you to see the project as it is currently along with a rapid time lapse feature to view it all quickly from the beginning! The quick install speed of energy efficient SIPs will allow this chapel be ready in time for an important upcoming wedding in September. Check it out now.
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SIPA Fall Board Meeting Co-located at EEBA National Conference Where SIPs Mariposa Meadows Project will be the Closing Keynote
Ron Jones, the Green Builder, will address the Energy Efficient Building Alliance’s closing keynote with the self-sufficient, carbon neutral story of Mariposa Meadows community high in the Rocky Mountains which is constructed with SIP panels for the walls and roofs. Denver, Colorado from October 6 – 8th, will be the site for the “Excellence in Building” Conference and Expo promoting three days of over 50 educational seminars, expert presenters, and hands-on tours helping builders tap into sustainable profit-building possibilities. Sign up before July 31st to get the early bird rates for the conference. The SIPA Board of Directors will also conduct its Fall board meeting and strategy session during this time.
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Offsite Construction Expo heads to Washington, DC, Sept. 23 and 24
The Offsite Construction Expo is a brand new event that will take place Sept. 23 and 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. It will feature exhibits from offsite construction contractors, traditional contractors that have integrated offsite methods, offsite factories, transportation companies, architects, engineers, BIM suppliers, materials suppliers and consultants of all types of offsite construction processes. SIPA is a proud co-host of this event along with the Modular Building Institute and many others.

The event is free for architects, engineers, developers, contractors and other qualifying attendees.

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Purchase REM/Design Energy Modeling software at $100 off the retail price on the SIPA website
Through a partnership with Architectural Energy Corporation, SIPA now offers the powerful REM/Design energy modeling software for sale at a $100 discount on the SIPA online store. REM/Design is developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind. It calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lighting and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multifamily designs in over 250 North American cities.

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Green Mountain Panel

Green Mountain Panel manufactures Structural Insulated Panels. We offer both urethane and EPS foam cores. R values from 15 to 50. Delivery anywhere in North America.
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Economical and efficient 'energy positive' SIP house built in Wales, just in time for standards to be killed by government
In 2006, the British government brought in regulations that would have meant that all new housing had to be zero carbon by 2019, generating as much energy on site as they use. One does this by reducing demand, by having tighter buildings with better insulation, while adding supply with wind, solar or green offsite power.

And just in time for the unveiling of a house that meets those standards at an affordable price, the new conservative government has scrapped the standard, in what is called by some call a "short-sighted, unnecessary, retrograde and damaging to the house-building industry, which has invested heavily in delivering energy-efficient homes."

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Putting a third "i" in building
By Michael J. Berens
Today's built environments are all about performance — and not just building performance. Yes, on the engineering side, they have to deliver on energy and water conservation, improved indoor air quality, reduced waste, resilience and more. Increasingly, they also are being asked to influence the behaviors of occupants and to safeguard their health and wellness, as well as their privacy and safety.
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Energy-efficient buildings on top
Over the last eight years, the jury was still out on whether energy-efficient buildings delivered better investment returns than those built to traditional standards. Up until recently, energy-efficient buildings were said to have better investment fundamentals, but there was a dearth of research to back this up. But over the last two years, further research has been conducted and is now shedding light on the matter.
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Dow Liquid Armor outperforms tape
Green Building Elements
Let’s face it; caulking is not very sexy. Done right, you never see it and you can’t really tell if its working. Not unless you have a Heat, Air, and Moisture (HAM) Penetration chamber like the one at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, that is.
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People and planet benefit from green buildings
Buildings that are designed to cut water and energy use and make as little impact on the surrounding environment as possible make life much better for their occupants, too. Studies into 69,000 buildings — homes, offices and factories — in 150 countries show that there are fewer illnesses among residents and workers, who report they are more comfortable and happier. Employers also find they are more productive.

Companies that opt for green buildings gain because workers stay longer in their jobs and have fewer absences, while recruitment is easier because new employees are attracted to environmentally friendly buildings.

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