Author archive for Premier SIPS

  • High-Performance Buildings

    By Premier SIPS on March 14, 2017
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    Originally posted on Building Enclosure online A Simpler Envelope System for Meeting Stringent Energy Codes It’s no secret energy codes are becoming ever more rigorous. As building designs become more energy-efficient, regulators adopt more extensive measures to achieve further efficiencies. For example, codes are moving from requiring insulation of a certain R-value, to considering the building envelope’s overall performance. Take […]
  • LBM Journal February Product Picks: Platinum SIPS Make the List

    By Premier SIPS on February 22, 2017
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    Originally posted in LBM Journal Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. LBM Journal highlights their pick of the ones to watch.  We are excited our Premier Platinum SIPS were included in February 2017 Top Picks.  Continue reading to see who else made the pick list.  Premier SIPs Premier Platinum Structural Insulated Panels Premier SIPs introduces Premier Platinum, the next […]
  • Simplifying STC with SIPS

    By Premier SIPS on February 14, 2017
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    Because of their high energy efficiency, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are commonly used for exterior walls and roofs, but a new noise reducing SIP assembly for interior walls has been developed. These assemblies simplify the construction of STC 50 or higher walls, while also meeting fire-rating requirements, in some cases.  STC / Hourly Wall Assembly Brochure. Testing by an independent laboratory […]
  • Project Feature: Custom Montana Residence

    By Premier SIPS on January 31, 2017
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    “The use of Premier Panels is an easy way to have unlimited expression of creativity through out the design process. Our clients and contractors love that the fact much of the build process takes place at the SIPs factory making onsite assembly and “close-in” to be completed quickly. The incredible customer service that Premier provides is what sets them apart […]
  • Green Builder Magazine’s 2016 Homeowner Handbook feature SIPs

    By Premier SIPS on January 27, 2017
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    Originally published in Green Builder Magazine, The Homeowner’s Handbook (Digital Edition) Think in term of systems, not just sticks and bricks: SIPS are featured in Green Builder Media‘s Homeowner’s Handbook… this is the 7th edition of the go-to green guide for homeowners. Starting on page 26, the ‘Structure’ section prominently features SIPs as a great way to get to make a show-stopping, […]
  • Higher Warranted R-Values, Higher Performing Envelopes

    By Premier SIPS on January 23, 2017
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    Platinum SIPS are truly the epitome of high performance framing.  Made with Insulfoam’s Platinum GPS (graphite polystyrene) insulation cores, Platinum SIPS offer 41% higher (warranted) R-Values over stick formed construction. PLATINUM GPS STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS Higher Warranted R-Values:  Premier Platinum SIP systems create tight building envelopes, which reduces heating and cooling (operating) costs by up to 60%, and increase R-Values […]
  • High-Performing Building Envelopes in Facility Management

    By Premier SIPS on January 20, 2017
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    Originally published on Facilitymanagement.com It’s no secret that school and hospital buildings use enormous amounts of energy. According to Business Energy Advisor, K-12 schools use 10 kWh of electricity and 51,000 Btu of natural gas per square foot annually, on average. Meanwhile, the average hospital in the U.S. consumes 31 kWh of electricity and 103,600 Btu of natural gas per […]
  • PROECT FEATURE: Lightweight SIPS Saves Floating Home Building Costs

    By Premier SIPS on December 21, 2016
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    Lightweight, strong, easy to use, environmentally friendly, super insulating… there are so many benefits to using structural insulated panels, SIPS, as your advanced framing choice for a building project.  In this case, SIPS’ lightweight nature won out with a Float Home in Portland, Oregon.  This Portland float home is being built on float blocks, where weight is always an issue.  For example, utilizing […]
  • How SIPS simplify STC – via The Construction Specifier

    By Premier SIPS on December 19, 2016
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    Originally published online at The Construction Specifier Using structural insulated panel assemblies to keep the pease in hotels and multifamily units. In the Dr. Seuss book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the title character says he is grumpy because of “the noise, noise, noise, noise” from his neighbors.  Anyone who has stayed in a hotel or lived in multifamily housing […]
  • Better Design for Rural Disasters

    By Premier SIPS on November 29, 2016
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    Just over a year ago Lake Chelan Building Supply in Washington State burned down in the 2015 devastating forest fires. They chose to rebuild the showroom with a smarter system to help avoid and defend from future disasters.  (You can follow their rebuilding process/photos/details on their Facebook page) Recently, similar fires have devastated North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and several other southeast […]