Structural Insulated Panels, or "SIPs" are panels made up of a core
insulation sandwiched between two boards (made of steel, osb, plywood,
concrete, etc.). They are considered to be a Green product for many
reasons. Modular Homes that use SIPs enable manufacturers that are
already building green homes to make their modular homes even more
energy-efficient by utilizing panels in the walls, roof, and floors.
Homes constructed using these panels have proven to be very
energy-efficient because they create a tight seal to the home that does not
let heated or cooled air escape from the house. When they are used on a
site built home they can save time because they come assembled and can
be easily constructed, which cuts down on cost overruns.
There are some modular home companies that are now combining these two
building methods to build houses that are even stronger and more friendly to
the environment. Rather than describe what these companies are doing,
we'll just put links to the websites of modular home companies that are
utilizing SIPs in their building process.
Modular Homes with Structural Insulated Panels - Combining two
superior technologies to build a greener home
This is company is in the UK, but there is a lot of information on the site,
including a new Modular Home they are developing using SIPS.
Avalaon Building Systems
provide strength and consistency in their modular homes by using SIPS