What are Structural Insulated Panels?
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)- a building material that
consists of panels made from a thick layer of foam (polystyrene
or polyurethane) sandwiched between two layers of Oriented
Strand Board (OSB). Structural panels offer very effective
insulating qualities, rapid installation, and consistent quality
(minimizing waste). The use of OSB or waferboard for facings is
considered a positive use of wood resources. In addition, less
wood is wasted at the construction site than stick built homes
making structural insulated panels favorable materials to "green
Virginia SIPS Builders
Green Built SIPs homes in VA
Macfarlane Homes, Inc. uses structural insulated panels to build
high quality energy-efficient houses.
Virginia SIPs homes
Conrad Green Enterprises builds affordable, energy-efficient
homes using Structural Insulated Panels.
SIPs and Green Construction
The Osbourne Company in Springfield, VA incorporates
Structural Insulated Panels in its buildings to provide a green