Insulspan Structural Insulating Panels Recognized By SIPA With Multiple Awards

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Insulspan Is Honored At The SIPA Annual Conference With Multiple Building Excellence Awards

Michigan structural insulated panel system manufacturer, Insulspan®, was honored with multiple awards during the 2020 SIPA Building Excellence Awards. The awards were presented on March 3, 2020 by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA), during the “2020 SIPA Annual Meeting”, the national conference and education event focused exclusively on the structural insulated panel industry.

“Insulspan has long been known for its outstanding quality and affordability as well as its excellent sales and design support,” said Insulspan General Manager, Stephen Munn. “This year’s awards acknowledge Insulspan’s expertise and reaffirms our philosophy that quality and a high level of service is what makes us the industry leader in SIPs.”

Insulspan won top honors for excellence in the High-Performance Single-Family Homes Under 3,000 square feet category for the Legacy House built in Lewis Center, OH.

The Legacy House in Lewis Center, OH was designed by F5 Design/Architects and built by GreenTech Construction. Focusing on green building, the owners chose GreenTech to build their home with the Insulspan Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) system to speed up the construction time of the home. The Legacy House is certified by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a Zero Energy Ready Home. It possesses a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 17 and has a low .53 air changes per hour at 50 pascals of pressure (.53 ACH50) when measured with a blower door test.

Additionally, Insulspan earned honorable mentions in the following categories:

  • High-Performance Single-Family Homes Under 3,000 square feet for the Perks Residence built in Garner, NC
  • Single Family Homes Over 3,000 square feet for the Dexter Residence built in Dexter, MI

The Perks Residence in Garner, NC was designed by Moonlight Design Studio and built by the owner. With a focus on “aging in place”, the owner used SIPs to reduce the size of the home’s mechanical systems as well as lower energy costs and reduce maintenance needs. The Perks Residence used Insulspan SIPs for the walls and roof system that were installed by fellow SIPA Member, Panelwrights, and achieved a blower door test result of .83 ACH50.

The Dexter Residence in Dexter, MI was both designed and built by the owner. The owner’s family has a history in timber frame construction and they often used Insulspan SIPs in the homes they built. When the owner built his home, he chose to use Insulspan SIPs to facilitate framing and insulating the home with limited help from outside labor.

For several years the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) award program has promoted innovation and excellence in SIP built projects. Front runners in the industry are recognized for their innovative, energy efficient projects. Projects are judged by an independent panel of industry experts. To see the full list of award winning companies and projects, visit https://www.sips.org/building-excellence-awards.

ABOUT Insulspan Structural Insulating Panels: The Insulspan® Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) System provides green building solutions for commercial and residential construction that reduce energy usage, take less time to install, and provide an airtight thermal envelope for a healthy, sustainable structure. Ready to install as wall, roof, or floor components, the solid, one-piece, pre-cut structural insulated panels are created using two layers of performance rated oriented strand board (OSB) structurally laminated to a core of closed-cell rigid expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. Visit https://www.insulspan.com/ to learn more.

ABOUT SIPA: The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, dealer/distributors, design professionals, and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry. SIPA has been in existence since 1990 and has made tremendous progress in advancing energy-efficient construction with structural insulated panels.

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