Using SIPS to Meet Green Building Goals

Using SIPS to Meet Green Building Goals
Architectural West Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012

Architectural West Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012

The Western states are home to some of the country’s greenest buildings.  The region’s design and building professionals regularly receive honors in environmental award programs.  Many of the winning buildings rely on structural insulated panels, SIPs, as part of a high-performance building envelope.  Projects include commercial and institutional buildings, multi-family residences, schools and homes.  Originally published in Architectural West Magazine’s November/December 2012 issue the article, Structural Insulated Panels Help Meet Aggressive Green Building Objectives, showcases the following recent notable award-winning buildings, and how the project teams used SIPs to help meet green building goals:

  • AIA Committee on the Environment, COTE, 2012 Top Ten Green Project:  Portland Community College (PCC) Newberg Center, Portland, OR
  • Structural Insulated Panel Association, SIPA, 2012 Building Excellence Award:  San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Los Banos, CA
  • Structural Insulated Panel Association, SIPA, 2010 Building Excellence Award:  Sarann Knight Apartment Complex, Las Vegas, NV
  • Living Building Challenge 2.0 Project:  Bertschi School, Seattle, WA
  • Structural Insulated Panel Association, SIPA, 2012 Building Excellence Awards Honorable Mention:  Finn Hill Jr. High School, Kirkland, WA
  • Energy Value Housing Awards 2012 Gold Winner:  Far Reach House, Olympia, WA

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Learn more about the Premier SIP projects featured in this article:

Portland Community College Newberg Center

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex:

Sarann Knight Apartment Complex:

Bertschi School

Finn Hill Jr. High School

Far Reach House, Olympia, WA


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