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  • 2011 Year in Review: Top 10 SIP Projects that Provide a Green Punch!

    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 […]
  • SIP built National Wildlife Refuge Complex, funded by ARRA, almost complete

    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 […]
  • SIPs help meet tight construction schedule during harsh Montana winter…

    The project team for the Little Big Horn College Health & Wellness Center faced a daunting schedule.  Time was running out to use a government grant for the project, so the team needed to start construction (moving dirt and pouring the foundation slab) even before they finalized the building design.  Adding to the timing challenges, they had to construct the […]
  • Premier SIPS receive SIPA awards for energy efficient & sustainable SIP projects

    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: […]
  • Net-Zero, Passive, Living Buildings, What Does It All Mean? And Let’s Talk Simple Terms…

    With so many energy efficiency building terms and challenges out there, what is what? We laid this out in laymen’s terms, btu/kWh acronym free and are keeping it short and simple…or at least try the best we can. NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDING (ZEB) Net Zero Energy Building Basic Idea: A building that is optimally efficient and, over the course of […]
  • From The Drafting Table: CalGreen Has Arrived- What’s a Californian To Do?

      I don’t mean to rub it in to the rest of the country, who have had heinous winter weather to deal with this season.  But here in Northern Cal it’s mid-February and we have had a string of weather with days of mostly high 70’s. Bad for skiing and the water table, but days like this make me think […]
  • Park City, Utah Makes National Headlines…Premier SIPs Ecstatic To Be Part Of It!!

    GreenBuilder Magazine’s House of the Year! GreenBuilder Magazine stated “This year’s most outstanding green home is not only dazzling to behold, but it’s also heated and powered almost entirely by the sun”. This ultra modern and energy-efficient project, The Sungazing House, puts green dreams into practice, incorporating passive solar design and receiving pretty much every green building certification system on […]