Building Green

Structural Insulated Panels are a Green Product

Building Green

Tanguay Homes of Newport, Vermont uses OSB as the facings for our SIPs because they are environmentally friendly. These OSB SIPs are environmentally friendly because they typically contain softwoods such as poplar and aspen, which are fast growing trees harvested on a tree farm when they are young. This is important in a green society because the emphasis is on newer and faster producing trees which protect the old growth forests.

SIPs are Green

Why are SIPs a green product?

Non-Toxic Chemicals

Tanguay Homes of Newport, Vermont uses EPS foam as the insulating agent in our Structural insulated panels (SIPs) because they do not contain any Formaldehyde or C.F.C's: the disastrous compound responsible for ozone layer depletion

Renewable Natural Resources

Tanguay Homes of  Newport, Vermont uses OSB as the facings for our SIPs because they are environmentally friendly. These OSB SIPs are environmentally friendly because they typically contain softwoods such as poplar and aspen, which are fast growing trees harvested on a tree farm when they are young. This is important in a green society because the emphasis is on newer and faster producing trees which protect the old growth forests. As a result of this protection towards old growth hardwoods, OSB is generally referred to as a sustainable and renewable natural resource.

Infromation Provided by Foam Laminates of Vermont via:  http://www.foamlaminates.com

Live Green

When you choose to build your home with Structural Insulated Panels, you are doing your part to preserve our environment and natural resources.
Very few other framing products are considered "environmentally responsible."

Here are a few ways that SIPs are green for you as a homeowner:

  • Structural Insulated Panels create energy efficient structures, regularly saving you up to 60% every month on your utility bills.
  • The energy efficiency helps your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without using excessive amounts of natural gas, fuel or electricity.
  • SIPs form long walls, roofs and floors with very few gaps. SIPs help preserve the interior air quality of your home, while working to keep harmful pollutants out of your home.
  • SIPs structures offer less air infiltration and produce an almost air-tight construction. This allows you to install a smaller HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) system in your home.
  • SIPs are made from 100% recyclable materials.
  • The wood portion of the panel (the OSB) is made only from rapidly renewable (fast growing) trees. OSB is produced in a way that uses almost the entire part of a tree, so very little wood is wasted.
  • Jobsite framing waste is reduced by up to 60% so you can be confident the framing materials you are selecting are not adding excessive lumber waste to our landfills.
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