Net Zero Energy

  • Project Feature: Net-Zero Energy Cabin using new Platinum SIPS

    By Premier SIPS on October 27, 2016
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    Project photos & details provided by ArtemisiaCabin.com “One of the reasons we chose to build with SIPs (structural insulated panels) is that they can go up very quickly, while maintaining excellent air-tightness and insulative qualities.” Currently in the construction phase and just finished drying in, Artemisia cabin is located in Washington State and will be a net-zero-energy solar-powered house with […]
  • Project Feature: A Home that Also Provides Enough Surplus Energy to Power a Car for About 10,000 Miles Per Year

    By Premier SIPS on June 23, 2015
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    A net-zero-energy 3-bedroom home that provides enough energy to not only power the house for 100% of its annual energy needs, also surplus energy to power the owner’s car for about 10,000 miles per year. Project Location:  Clinton, WA Total Sq. Ft.:  2,408 Project HERS Index:  -15 Blower door test results:  .64 ACH Designer:  Zero-EnergyPlans.com Builder:  CVH The owners discovered a […]
  • Be A Zero Hero: A Simple and Fast Way to Energy Efficient Buildings

    By Premier SIPS on May 6, 2013
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    Not long ago, net-zero energy buildings seemed like the dream of geodesic dome dwellers. The reality is net-zero is readily achievable in commercial, institutional and residential buildings with currently available technologies, including structural insulated panels (SIPs). This infographic shows a starting point for net-zero with a high-performance building envelope. Be A Zero Hero: A Simple and Fast Way to Energy […]
  • 2011 Year in Review: Top 10 SIP Projects that Provide a Green Punch!

    By Premier SIPS on December 30, 2011
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    It’s end of the year, what do we all do at the end of the year to count down to the next year coming?  Top 10….of course!  So here they are in no particular order, top 10 completed Premier  SIP Projects throughout 2011. 2011 TOP 10 PREMIER SIP PROJECTS: 1.  Zero Energy Home, Washington State:  Building green on a budget, this […]
  • Students Compete to Learn Energy & Water Conservation

    By Premier SIPS on October 18, 2011
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    In September, students of the new Finn Hill Jr. High School in Kirkland WA, stepped through the doors of their newly  built sustainable school.  Designers & administrators wanted to not only provide a sustainable model for other districts around the country, but they also wanted to help students learn about conservation as a result of this new school structure. On […]
  • SIP built National Wildlife Refuge Complex, funded by ARRA, almost complete

    By Premier SIPS on August 29, 2011
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    Set to open in the month of October, the new SIP (structural insulated panel) built San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC) headquarters in the central valley of California is almost complete!  The ‘ less – than- zero’ energy, 16,000 sq. ft. administrative and visitor’s center.  This LEED Platinum seeking facility was designed by Catalyst Architecture and built by West Coast Contractors is carved beautifully […]
  • Building an Eco-Fabulous Home: does it cost more than the new townhome down the street?

    By Premier SIPS on June 23, 2011
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    So you have a goal for your next house…. sustainable and energy efficient. You want “eco-fabulous” for your family and for the environment.  But don’t green building products cost more to build with and is that goal too far out of reach? Ask Eric and Alexandra of Seattle.  This Seattle couple was tired of throwing money out every month on […]
  • Zero Energy Demonstration Home Uses SIPs, $20,000 Off Sale Price!

    By Premier SIPS on May 24, 2011
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    Premier SIPs is excited to provide Structural Insulated Panels as the environmentally friendly building envelope of choice (walls, roofs and floors) for FabCab’s demonstration home to be available at the 8th Annual NW SolarFest:  Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair.    FabCab has partnered with Shoreline Community College who is offering a student design practicum which will result in a […]
  • Premier SIPS receive SIPA awards for energy efficient & sustainable SIP projects

    By Premier SIPS on March 28, 2011
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    The 9th annual Building Excellence Awards were awarded last week during the 2011 Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) annual conference in South Carolina. Building Excellence Awards highlight innovative projects using SIPs as the basis for energy-efficient, green buildings.  It was an extremely impressive accomplishment recognized by the entire SIP industry.  Premier SIPs is very excited and honored to be awarded with: […]