Imagine offering to build the entire building envelope (roofs, walls and floors) with a product that is one of the most environmentally-responsible, green building products in the industry today. Even if they are new to you, SIPs, along with their environmental benefits, have been around for more than 60 years. View the The Premier SIPS Advantage – Overview Brochure or read on to get the whole “Green” story.
In addition to the many environmental benefits, Premier SIPs can also help your project or home qualify for Tax Credits, Energy Efficient Mortgages and Valuable Environmental Points.
We take environmental responsibility seriously; it’s a top-down approach about much more than just our products. See why Premier is a true “Green” company.
Building & Homeowners save up to 60% on utility bills
Offering home and building owners up to 60% reduction on energy bills is just icing on the cake for builders and architects.
Made from renewable resources
SIPs are made from EPS foam cores sandwiched between OSB (Oriented Strand Board) panel faces. The OSB is made from fast-growing trees, and produced in a way that yields a large percentage of every tree. The foam itself is made from partially-recycled material, and the final result is a large solid panel that arrives to the jobsite pre-cut.
Extreme energy efficiency & superior R-Values
The R-Values are similar to those of other products. R-value is a static measurement of the resistance to heat flow. Premier SIPs have consistently outperformed other methods of construction in both whole wall R-value comparison and energy efficiency. The most dramatic results are the reports of the happy customers of PBS, but there is also a significant level of scientific data as well. One of the best measures of energy efficiency of an entire wall assembly has been developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This testing method considers energy losses for the structural members, corners, joints and around windows, as well as, R- value of the insulation. Contact us for a full copy of this report.
Up to two-thirds less jobsite waste than buildings framed with dimensional lumber
Job-ready SIPs allow installers to install the roof, wall and floor panels without the need to cut, frame and trim excessive amounts of lumber and other materials. The job-ready feature of Premier SIPs panels reduces the amount of jobsite material waste by 60% when compared to buildings constructed with regular dimensional lumber and framing materials. Less waste is obviously better for our environment.
Exceptional indoor air quality and temperature control
When compared to buildings framed with dimensional lumber, Premier’s large SIPs cover greater surfaces with far less gaps in the walls and roofs, to be filled and sealed, offering home and building owners better indoor air quality, reduced infiltration of outside pollutants, smaller HVAC systems needs and superior indoor temperature control. Premier homes and buildings stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than buildings framed with dimensional lumber.
Tax credits & valuable points towards environmental certification
Add these features to the environmental tax credits* and environmental points towards certifications (LEED & NAHB’s Green Building Guidelines) that builders, architects and homeowners may receive, and Premier SIPs offer a final product that is established, innovative and environmentally responsible.
* Note: Available environmental tax credits and deductions vary by region. Visit http://www.dsireusa.org/ for information about tax incentives in your region.
Stand Apart & Sell Faster with Premier SIPS
Customers are changing. They are demanding innovation, customization and they want products that are good for the environment. Builders and contractors are searching for ways to offer this innovation without rocking the boat…and the bottom line.
Premier SIPs are the ultimate solution for builders and contractors who want to stand apart from the competition. SIPs significantly reduce installation time (by about 2/3 a typical framing schedule – structures are framed in days instead of weeks), jobsite waste (again about 2/3 less framing waste), and post-construction callbacks.
When you build with Premier SIPs, you can offer a better, greener product to your customers.
See how easy it really is… View installation videos here.
Stronger. Straighter. Greener with SIPs.
Stronger: Premier SIPs are significantly stronger than dimensional stick frame construction. The product strength offers many benefits, including a roof system that eliminates the need for a truss system (imagine reducing your framing schedule by removing the labor and installation time for truss construction!).
Straighter: Large, strong panels arrive to your job-site pre-fabricated per floor plans, saving days and possibly weeks of installation time. These panels are engineered and predictable, unlike stick frame construction. These consistent panels enable you to build straight roofs, walls and floors. Your sub-contractors will love you (flooring, windows, doors, millwork, drywall), the straight walls will save them hours of installation, and the straight wall will also significantly reduce drywall cracking and lower the amount of post-construction call backs you receive.
Greener: It’s the biggest trend out there. Everyone wants to be environmentally responsible, but few lumber products can truly say they are good for the environment. Made from fast growing trees and 100% recyclable EPS foam, Premier’s SIPs create structures that regularly have up to 60% reduction in utility bills. And this is just a glimpse of all the ways Premier SIPs are greener than other framing options.
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Builders who start using SIPs don’t turn back. The green, environmental product-features in SIPs are great, but what really makes builders happy is that they can provide a far superior product to their customers while simultaneously saving money. After all, who doesn’t like a bigger bottom line?
|Comparison to Stick Frame Construction on 2,000 sf Structure.||Premier SIPs Structure (roofs, walls & floors)|
|Overall labor savings||Pre-cut panels arrive to the jobsite ready to install, and can save up to 60% on combined labor on overall framing, trim/millwork, window, door and flooring installations.|
|HVAC system reduction||Up to 40% smaller HVAC system|
|Jobsite waste savings||Up to 60% less jobsite framing lumber waste|
|Reduced call backs||Stronger, straighter roofs, walls and floors that don’t bow, warp or bend, and reduce builder callbacks by up to 50%.|
|Framing material costs||Premier SIPs arrive to the jobsite pre-cut and pre-insulated. The material cost for Premier SIPs (as compared to traditional stick frame lumber and insulation packages) is only about 5% higher in raw good costs. This cost includes floor plan conversion to SIP panel construction.|
|End Building/Homeowner utility savings||Up to 60% savings on energy bills for your customers. Definitely a selling point.|
|Bottom line||SIPs are the superior roof , wall and floor framing product, and are extremely competitive to a builder’s overall budget (compared to stick-frame construction).|
Dedicated Project Manager for your SIPs Projects
It’s our job to supply you what you need. To make sure this happens you will have a dedicated Project Manager to answer all of your questions. Your PM will coordinate everything from converting your floor plans to SIPs with our in-house drafting division, to tracking production, shipping and post-construction follow up. You will have one contact to get the job done.
Regular SIPs Hands-On Training
SIPs are incredibly easy. They are a panelized system that arrives to the jobsite in large sections, ready to be assembled. We love showing you how easy they are, and have regular half-day training events fin which you can experience the installation of Premier SIPs. A customer recently traveled to one of our plants to train his crew on the construction of a complete house, and while they had scheduled 5 days for training, the complete training house was assembled in one day.
To learn more, contact your local Sales Rep to schedule a half-day training event in your area.
SIPs Electronic Construction Resources
Our website is a great tool. We’ve compile a comprehensive library of electronic toolbox, stocked full of resources for you to view and refer to any time. Use our website regularly to keep the latest SIPs information at your fingertips.
Our installation guide is chalked full of everything you need to know about installing SIPs. For other detailed breakdowns visit our Installation Tips & Training page.