Insulspan SIPs by Plasti-Fab
Insulspan® manufactures and delivers high-performance, state-of-the-art Structural Insulating Panels (SIPs) throughout North America for use as walls, roofs, and floors in residential and commercial buildings. The SIPs, which are created by structurally laminating a continuous core of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation between two performance-rated oriented strand boards (OSB), are precision-cut to exact design specifications in a controlled manufacturing environment and are delivered ready-to-assemble.
Insulspan Structural Insulating Panel Systems (SIPs) are used to create a building’s structural wall frame and replace trusses on roof systems to form an extremely energy-efficient structural “envelope.” The high R-value of the SIP panels and continuous core of EPS minimizes air leakage and heat loss resulting in high energy efficiency ratings and significantly lower energy costs.
A structural building envelope made of SIPs is so energy efficient that BASF chose Insulspan® SIPs for inclusion in its pioneering “Home, Sweet Hybrid Home,” the Net Zero Energy House built in a residential development in Paterson, New Jersey. This home recently earned a “Platinum” rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED®-H Rating System, one of only two houses in the whole of North America to achieve that rating.
In addition, the LEED® for Homes Rating System now grants certification credits for the use of SIPs in home construction. The LEED®-H Rating System specifically recognizes the “Material and Resource Efficiency” of SIPS.
Insulspan, with more than 30 years’ experience in the building industry, is a leading brand of SIPs in North America. Insulspan SIPS are the only SIPS in North America with both U.S. and Canadian code listings.
SIPs assisted the project to achieve the level of energy efficiency and durability the homeowner wanted. This home was designed with "aging in place" (Universal Design) in mind as being the homeowners last place to live. Having low energy costs... read more
This zero energy home achieved four key objectives. It demonstrated that green homes can be stylish and beautiful. A home can create as much energy as it consumes (this home hosts solar panels, a green roof, and walls, floor and... read more
SIPs is sturdier, safer, more energy efficient and faster to be built.read more
Charles Town, WV
PanelWrights spec's SIP as the only optionread more
Lewis Center, OH
The RTA (Ready to Assemble) package sped the construction process and whatever small increase in the cost was overcome when considering the savings in utility bills and comfort the owners enjoy. I have worked extensively with the same crew and... read more
SIPS saved time, labor, & energy, but also reduced the lumber more than usual if this had been stick-framed instead.read more
The owner believes the floor plan was improved because of the SIP's ability to clear span and open up the living area. They were able to save time and having experienced labor was not as critical to have because the... read more
ICF basement, 6” SIP walls, 10” SIP roof, Blower door test 0.86 ACH50, HERS Index of 37, LEED Platinumread more
Builder Dan Troth of GreenTech Construction salvaged a hand-hewn timber frame from an 1862 farmhouse and incorporated it into a unique custom home.read more
SIP were used for maximum energy efficiency and the SIP design met the structural needs of the hybrid timber frame structure. Using SIP yielded high performance and reduced energy costs on this home. The final HERS score allowed the homeowner... read more
SIPs meant that the envelope of the home could be constructed in 10 days by 2 people and a fork lift and result in 7" of solid foam on the walls and 11" of solid foam on the roof and... read more
Using SIPs on the Mosgiel Residence project saved time, labor, and construction costs. In addition, the tight building envelope is an integral part of creating this net-zero home which has resulted in significant energy savings. According to the builder, this... read more
80’ x 150’ workshop facility + 3,000 sq. ft. office Roof trusses create open space without supports Radiant heat with tankless water heaters Offices use cork and bamboo floorsread more
For this project, SIPs’ energy and cost savings were further optimized with the inclusion of BASF’s NEOPOR® insulation. “Using NEOPOR GPS insulation in the panels allowed us to value engineer the SIP package to achieve the same energy performance with... read more
When the owners approached us to craft their family's timber frame retreat we knew it was going to be fun. Their philosophy fit with ours: they wanted to strike a balanced design, a home in harmony with the site that... read more