Reduced Emissions

SIPS in Vermont are Energy Efficient

Reduced Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the average U.S. home releases 22,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere each year. This is twice the amount of the average vehicle.

By reducing the amount of energy used for heating and cooling, Structural Insulated Panels ( SIPs ) can significantly reduce emissions produced by our homes and commercial buildings.

Why Build with SIPs?

SIPs are Energy Efficient

One of the major concerns for any homeowner is the inability to control rising energy costs. Recently, there have been spikes in propane, heating oil, electricity, and even the labor associated with felling, splitting, and drying wood for home heating. However, SIPs offer a window of hope; SIPs are virtually airtight due to the nature of their fabrication and installation. As a result, the occupants have much more control over their interior environment.

Perhaps the greatest reason of all why Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are exploding into the marketplace is because of their superb energy efficiency and superior thermal performance. An analysis conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) compared the average insulation value (whole-wall R-value) between a SIP wall and some other traditional construction wall sections. Their study determined that a 3.5 in. EPS core SIP outperformed its counterparts in thermal efficiency. There results are tabulated in the graph below.

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