PREMIER GPS SIPs is the next generation of SIPs with graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulated cores which create an even more energy-efficient panel.
Recognized for its leadership in developing advanced, energy-efficient building products, Premier SIPs introduces Premier GPS structural insulated panels (SIPs) that offer 20% higher R-values than traditional SIPs. The next generation of high performance SIPs is made with the new graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation. GPS is a new class of insulation made with BASF’s Neopor, a rigid foam that integrates high-purity graphite into the polymer matrix. The graphite reflects radiant heat energy like a mirror, increasing the material’s resistance to the flow of heat – or R-value. In fact, testing has shown GPS cores can increase the panel’s overall R-value by over 20%.
Premier’s GPS SIPs’ cores are used in building enclosures which demand high performing and stable R-values – which notably increase as the temperature decreases. In some cases, Premier SIPs, with GPS cores, can result in the need for a thinner panel while still meeting energy code requirements. This, in turn, can reduce freight costs and reduce the size and thickness of accessories such as fasteners and lumber (if needed).
“From superior whole wall air tightness to significant reductions in thermal breaks, SIPs are the most energy-efficient structural system available,” said James Hodgson, General Manager for Premier Building Systems. “With the added thermal efficiency of Premier GPS SIPs, we’ve made a high-performance product even better.”
About Premier Building Systems
Premier Building Systems leads the construction industry in the research, development and manufacturing of high-performance, energy-efficient structural insulated panels (SIPs) and related materials. As one of North America’s largest SIP manufacturers, the company is a leader in working with design professionals, contractors and code officials on innovative SIP applications. For more information about Premier GPS SIPs call (800) 275-7086 or visit http://www.premiersips.com.