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Design Professionals

Build for the Future With SIPS & Quit Stick-ing in the Past

In a world where technological advancements have propelled industries forward, construction remains stagnant, entrenched in..

Design Professionals

Designing An Award Winning Structure with SIPS - Things to Consider

When it comes to utilizing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) in your projects, there are key considerations that can..

Design Professionals

A Greener Future With SIPS – Celebrating Our Latest Industry Accolades

Discover how Premier SIPS' commitment to sustainability and innovation has earned us prestigious industry awards for our..

Contractors

No More Tape Measures: The Simple Process of SIP Installation

Discover the key reasons why SIPs offer faster installation and substantial time and labor savings compared to traditional..

Design Professionals

Sticks vs SIPS: A Comparative Analysis, Exposing the Real Value In Cost Savings

How do you compare the costs of SIPS vs lumber framing? See all of the valuable cost savings to consider for a true..

Design Professionals

Tech Talk: A Deep Dive into Sound Control with Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS)

Noisy neighbors aren't an issue with a variety of Sound Transmission Control assembly options available with Premier SIPS..

Sustainability

Energy Efficient Tax Credits and Incentives Pay Back in Big Ways With SIPs

Opting for SIPs not only results in high-performing buildings that are stronger and healthier, but it also opens the door to..

Contractors

Revolutionizing Construction: Builders Tackle Top 10 Challenges With SIPs

With SIPs, contractors build faster, reduce waste, and deliver a stronger, greener, superior building that saves owners 40%..

Design Professionals

SIPS & Fire Performance FAQ: Understanding the Safety of Structural Insulated Panels

Passing critical fire tests, SIPS create airtight residential, multi-family and commercial structures making them a superior..

Sustainability

The Science Behind Structural Insulated Panels

Since buildings consume 80% of our energy, it makes sense that we want to try to reduce the energy required to heat and cool..

Design Professionals

Understanding the Key Role Building Envelope Choice Plays In Every Structure

Building envelope design, materials, and construction play a key role in determining the durability, energy efficiency, and..

Sustainability

Understanding Warranted R-values for SIPs Insulation

Our SIP panels offer higher R-values, contributing to increased energy efficiency, lower heating and cooling costs, and..

Design Professionals

Top Considerations for Project Cost Modeling in High-Performance Buildings

For high-performance builders looking to create sustainable, efficient, and innovative structures, cost modeling takes on a..

Sustainability

The Power of Premier SIPS in LEED 4.1 Residential & Commercial Building Certification

LEED-certified buildings save about 25% in energy consumption. SIPS buildings deliver turnkey LEED basic certification with..

Design Professionals

Uncover Game Changing Advantages of Offsite Construction

Offsite construction can be a game changer for contractors, saving valuable time & money in the field, while delivering a..

Design Professionals

Premier Leads the Way: First to achieve a full range of ICC seismic tested SIP walls with Axial Loads applied for code recognition

Premier SIPS are the first to test panels for structural loads in seismic zones per the ICC criteria and has achieved the..

Contractors

Watch: Jobsite Video #8 Installing SIP Roofs

Learn how to install SIP roofs with ease and efficiency. Watch the seamless installation process of these energy-efficient..

Contractors

Watch: Jobsite Video #7 Electrical Installation in SIP Structures

Electrical is installed in a SIPS building envelope simply by pulling wire through factory manufactured chases. See how..

Contractors

Watch: Jobsite Video #6 Sealing A SIP Structure

Learn how to seal joints in a SIP structure for a successful installation. Watch the video to see how energy-efficient SIP..

Contractors

Watch: Jobsite Video #5 Installing Windows & Doors

Learn how to easily install windows and doors with pre-cut openings made offsite. Check out the variety of options available..

Contractors

Watch: Jobsite Video #4 Standing Walls

Watch the 4th video in our installation series showing the important elements of connecting and standing prefabricated..

Design Professionals

Understanding SIP Ventilation and Air Sealing Requirements

Uncover the significance of proper ventilation and sealing for energy-efficient construction in SIP structures. Learn proper..

Design Professionals

Embracing Energy Efficiency: How SIPs Comply with Title 24 Building Codes

Discover how Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) align with California's Title 24 requirements, offering energy efficiency,..

Design Professionals

Accelerating Construction: The Remarkable Speed of SIPS

Accelerate construction with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS). Discover how SIPS technology revolutionizes building speed,..

Sustainability

Embracing the 2021 IECC Building & Energy Codes: How SIPs Lead the Way in Efficiency and Performance

Meet 2021 IECC building and energy code changes without continuous insulation! Choose SIPs to meet codes and contribute..

Sustainability

Understanding HERS Ratings: Unlocking the Value for Building Owners

The HERS rating system offers valuable insights into a property's energy performance and provides a roadmap for making..

Design Professionals

Stick Framing vs Structural Insulated Panels Cost Comparison

Discover the cost comparison between stick framing and structural insulated panels. Contact Premier SIPS for personalized..

Contractors

Engineered Wood Advantages vs. Dimensional Lumber: A Game-Changer for Builders

Engineered wood products & assemblies (like SIPs) offer advantages that dimensional lumber can't match. Including..

Design Professionals

What’s in Your Walls? SIPs Cost Savings Quantified

Explore how SIPs streamline construction, meet code requirements, improve energy efficiency, and more. Opt for a sustainable..

Sustainability

What Are SIPs? The Basics of Structural Insulated Panels

Learn the basics of structural insulated panels (SIPs) and discover how Premier Building Systems' award-winning panels can..

Sustainability

Premier SIPS Receives Top Recognition with #1 Structural Brand Award

The Premier SIPS brand is the top Structural Brand in Green Builder Media's Sustainable Brand Awards 2023, and at the center..

Sustainability

One Step Ahead On The Path To Net Zero Building

Net Zero construction is simplified with offsite construction like SIPS and Canada's Step Code is targeting this energy..

Contractors

Cut to the Chase: Electrical Chases in SIPs Simplify Electrical Work

Preparation is important for everything in life but is especially key when performing electrical work in structural..

Sustainability

Premier SIPS Home SWEEPS Country's Top Sustainability Awards

Premier SIPS home, showcases sustainable construction and wins multiple national awards for the next generation of net-zero..

SIPS Basics

How SIPs Help Cut Through Construction Scheduling Hassles

Learn how using SIPs can simplify construction scheduling and reduce project delays by accomplishing three vital building..

Sustainability

Structural Insulated Panels Help Builders Meet Tough Energy Codes

The vast majority of builders in the U.S. now face demanding energy codes. Learn more about those energy codes on our blog..

Design Professionals

Tech Talk: Evaluating Accurate Performance With The U-Factor Method

The U-Factor Method is the most accurate for determining performance values. This Premier Tech Talk explains the U-Factor..

Design Professionals

The Cost Benefits of Building Green

Does it cost more to build green? Only in the short term! Read our blog to discover the cost benefits of building green..

Company News

2022 Reflections: The Most Awarded SIPS Brand

In 2022 PSIPs has had a lot of success. Reflect on awards, and view the projects that received energy efficiency and design..

Sustainability

SIPs Selected for the Award-Winning American Indian Hall in MT

Premier SIPS selected for award-winning American Indian Hall at Montana State University, offering design flexibility & the..

Contractors

Watch: Jobsite Video #3 Floors & Foundations

Watch the 3rd video walking through key considerations for installing SIPs floors and prepping foundations and other floor..

Contractors

Watch: Jobsite Video #2 Prep & Getting Started

Watch the 2nd video in our installation video series walking through recommendations for preparing your jobsite for a..

Design Professionals

Watch: Jobsite Video #1 See the Benefits of SIPS vs Sticks

Watch a jobsite overview about SIPS vs Sticks to kick off our installation video series walking through a Premier SIP Panel..

Sustainability

What Do You Want (or Not Want) in Your New Build? Just Tell Your Builder You Want SIPs

Do you know what you don't want when it comes to your new build? With SIPs, you can tell us what you want or don't want and..

Sustainability

Solar Array Attachment For SIP Technology

To conserve natural resources, generating energy from the sun is one of the smartest and easiest renewable energy sources..

Commercial

Ready to Assemble High-Performance Building Envelopes

More and more building owners and operators are seeking energy-efficient, high-performance building envelopes. Find out why..

Sustainability

SIPs — Engineered to Maintain a Healthy Building

Building homes with SIPs provides much healthier indoor air quality levels compared with traditionally framed homes. Read..

Company News

Premier SIPS Now Part of Premier Building Systems Family of Brands

We've got updated news for you about Premier SIPs! Keep reading to learn about all the new updates that are happening with..

Sustainability

SIPs Save Energy & Natural Resources - Sustainable Building With SIPs

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a sustainable solution for builders, saving energy and material resources and..

Design Professionals

Design & Build With SIPs: Here is Your Sign!

Looking for a sign to work with Premier SIPS? Well, here it is! Read our blog to learn why choosing to work with Premier..

Design Professionals

Tech Talk: Why True High Performance Buildings Incorporate Durability & Resiliency

Premier SIPs make durable, reliable materials so you don't have to worry about your home falling apart in a storm. Keep..

Projects

The Only Track-Side Car Storage in the U.S., Arizona Club Chooses PSIPS for Luxury Track Side Garages

Are you an Apex Motor Club fan? Ever wonder where they store their cars? Keep reading to learn about how Premier SIPS built..

Company News

PSIPS Projects Take Top Honors: 2022 National Building Excellence Award Winners

Premier SIPs took home quite a few awards at the 2022 National Building Excellence Award Event. Keep reading to see our..

Sustainability

Arizona’s Casa Monterosa Chose Sustainable Materials and Wins Award

Arizona's Case Monterosa chose Premier SIPs and won a national award! Read more to learn about their choice and how they..

Sustainability

HERS Rating & Premier SIPs

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency. Get to know..

Sustainability

Life Cycle Analyses of SIPs

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are the more environmentally friendly option. Check out these independent studies..

Design Professionals

Good. Better. Best. Explore Options for Superior Roof & Wall SIPs Assemblies

It's important to know the best materials when it comes to building your roof and walls. That's why Premier SIPS has you..

Design Professionals

Tech Talk: The Power of Evaluation and Listing Reports

Reports and evaluations can be important when figuring out if your products follow the model building codes. Keep reading..

Design Professionals

Tech Talk: Balance Costs by Prioritizing Function and Affordability of High Performance Building Envelopes

How do code approved building envelope assemblies, like SIPS, enable contractors and designers to best balance costs &..

Sustainability

Spotlight on Thermal Bridging and the IECC Code

Thermal bridging is a key component of energy loss. The best way to combat this is with continuous insulation framing..

Sustainability

No. Cal. Youth Treatment Center “Sacred Oak” Pairs SIPs & Solar For Net-Positive Energy Award Winning Facility!

The SIPs & Solar building envelope design enabled Sacred Oaks Regional Youth Treatment Center to achieve Net-Zero Energy,..

Sustainability

Premier SIPS Create Healthy “Certified Clean Air” Indoor Environments

Energy efficient & healthy indoor air are just a few of the reasons why Premier SIPS create the ultimate envelope for..

Sustainability

Tech Talk: Comfort, Health & Energy Conservation Converge In True High Performing SIPs Buildings

The performance of High Performing Premier SIPs can be viewed specifically in three areas of product features and customer..

Sustainability

Award Winning Coopers Hawk MultiFamily Project Chose SIPs & Solar For Optimal Net-Zero Energy Performance

The SIPs & Solar design enabled the 18 multifamily units to generate energy to power themselves, two cars per unit, an..

Sustainability

Tech Talk: Comparing High Performance Building Envelope Assemblies & Systems

Compare High Performance Building Envelope component assemblies and systems available for energy efficient design and..

Contractors

Tech Talk: SIPs Save Time & Offer Ease of Construction

Choosing to work with Premier SIPs can save you time and offer some ease with the construction process. How? Keep reading to..

Sustainability

Tech Talk: High Performance Envelope: The Core of Construction

Every structure needs to be built with a High Performance Building Envelope (HPBE). Here are the top attributes every HPBE..

SIPS Basics

Rising Lumber Costs & Superior SIPs Framing Systems

With rising lumber costs builders & designers are exploring superior advanced framing systems like SIPs. Structural..

Sustainability

How Do you Get a Low HERS Score?

The Home Energy Rating System Index is the industry standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency. It is also the..

Design Professionals

SIP Shear Walls: Exceptional Performance in High-Seismic Regions

Are Structural Insulated Panels a good choice buildings in crucial seismic zones?

SIPS Basics

SIPS Provide Dual Sound and Fire Performance

Find out how Structural Insulated Panels provide protection from fire and sound.

Contractors

Build Using Advanced Framing Techniques with PSIPs' Structural Insulated Panels

When a framer wants to build using advanced framing techniques, they use Premier’s Structural Insulated Panels Here are just..

Sustainability

The Environmental Benefits and Cost Savings of Building and Living in a SIPs House

With a SIPs home, you'll be ensured that it can perform at high-levels of structural soundness while also providing benefits..

Sustainability

The Net Zero Building 12-Step Program

Net Zero means a building that only uses as much energy as it can produce on an annual basis. SIPs construction is the..

Commercial

A New Kind of Multi-Family Housing Emerges

Ever heard the term, GrandFamily? It’s a term we use in the U.S.when grandparents or close family relatives raise a child..

Sustainability

What We Build: The Impacts (and Facts) On Where We Live, Work & Play

The built environment includes all of the physical structures engineered and built by people–the places where we live, work,..

Design Professionals

From Arizona to Alaska: SIPs Stand Up to Extreme Heat and Cold

SIPs Stand Up to Extreme Heat and Cold Structural insulated panels and have become the increasingly popular material of..

Residential

Why Use SIPs Instead of Sticks in Homes

We understand builders are all trying to differentiate in a competitive market. SIPs save you time, labor and costs when..

Sustainability

Using SIPs to Build High-Performance Homes: Lower ACH and HERS for Maximum Efficiency

Green Builder Magazine’s 12th annual “Green Home of the Year Awards” has once again awarded projects constructed with..

Sustainability

Structural Insulated Panels = Improved Indoor Air Quality = Healthier Buildings

On average, Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors. Learn more on our blog about how SIPs improves indoor..

Company News

Premier Wins Best Overall Building Excellence Award!

Premier is honored to partner with our customers to create spaces that are recognized as the best of the year. See more..

Sustainability

Net Zero Community Center Sports Enormous West Coast Solar System

When it came time to design and build a new community center, The Skokomish Tribe knew that energy efficiency was critical...

Sustainability

Reduce and Recycle Jobsite Waste with SIPs

The social shift toward environmentally responsible building practices has pushed builders to pursue building methods that..

Sustainability

Top 10 New Home Features (Energy Efficiency is Key!)

When 13,000 homeowners responded with their top new construction features, we were thrilled that Energy Efficiency is in..

Contractors

Save Time, Save Money: Using SIPS to Slash Building Time

The saying “time is money” has never been truer than in building construction. Learn how you can save building time by using..

Sustainability

Building Green: Solutions for Sustainable Structures

Solutions for Sustainable Structures in the last few decades, the shift of the public’s focus to environmental..

Design Professionals

Another Example Where SIPs Saved Homeowner Money

Another Example Where SIPs saved a homeowner cost savings with Structural Insulated Panel benefits first-hand. Keep reading..

Sustainability

Why suffer the pain of high heating & cooling bills?

There are many paths to energy efficiency. Some are easier than others. Especially when it comes to choosing the framing for..

Design Professionals

Engineered Wood Structures: A Fast Growing Solution for Mid-Rise & Multifamily

Engineered wood structures (including SIPS) are one of the fastest growing structural solutions for mid-rise multifamily..

Sustainability

High-Performance Buildings

High performance is becoming energy code, regulators adopt more extensive measures like continuous insulation all achieved..

Design Professionals

Simplifying STC with SIPS

Because of their high energy efficiency, SIPs are commonly used for exterior walls and roofs, but a new noise-reducing SIP..

Residential

Project Feature: Custom Montana Residence

New project feature for you! This one is all about a custom Montane residence! Make sure to check out our blog to see even..

Residential

PROECT FEATURE: Lightweight SIPS Saves Floating Home Building Costs

Lightweight, strong, easy to use, environmentally friendly, and super insulating, there are so many benefits to using..

Design Professionals

Better Design for Rural Disasters

Just over a year ago, Lake Chelan Building Supply burned down in the 2015 devastating forest fires. They chose to rebuild..

Contractors

SIPS: Efficient Building Practice to Combat Labor Shortage Challenges

Even though the construction industry continues to grow, builders across the country continue to have challenges filling job..

Sustainability

Project Feature: Net-Zero Energy Cabin using new Platinum SIPS

This project feature is all about the net-zero energy cabin that used Platinum SIPs! More details are on our blog so go..

Company News

PSIPs to Create “Super Plant” to Manufacture Structural Insulated Panels

To enhance efficiencies in the manufacturing of its energy-saving structural insulated panels, SIPs will expand the..

Commercial

ZGF Architects named ARCHITECT Magazine’s #1 Firm

ZGF Architect was named Architect Magazine's #1 Firm! Read more on our blog about this accomplishment!

Company News

Premier SIPs Now Offers Structural Insulated Panels with 20% Higher R-Values

Recognized for its leadership in developing advanced, energy-efficient building products, SIPs introduces Premier GPS..

Sustainability

PROJECT FEATURE: New Platinum Powered SIPS in Action

We have a new project feature out! Check out our blog to see more details and learn about the new style that's taking over!

Company News

Award-Winning Buildings Constructed With Premier SIPS

As a testament to the energy-saving features and architectural adaptability of its advanced panels, several projects built..

Design Professionals

A Fresh Look at SIPs

Facing a shortage of skilled labor with no end in sight, and increasingly stringent building codes that require higher..

Sustainability

The Energy Impact of Your Envelope

Is your building still using more energy than it should be? A hidden leak in your envelope could be the culprit. Read our..

Sustainability

PROJECT FEATURE: SIPs in Canada

New project feature! This time SIPs is in Canada! Check out our blog to read more details about this fun project!

Commercial

Commercial SIP Installation in L.A. County | VIDEO

7 guys + machine = SIP installation in 13 days 7,000 sq. ft. restaurant in L.A. county. 7 guys+machine in 11 days of actual..

Company News

Quality & performance continue to be important in brand loyalty

View the full survey results from the 2016 Readers’ Choice awards In recognition of their role in helping reduce home..

Company News

Premier SIPs Wins a Greenest Structural Product Award

Readers of Green Builder magazine choose Premier’s high-performance structural insulated panels (SIPs) over other structural..

Company News

TC Legend Homes Wins Home of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

TC Legend Homes Green Builder Media recently announced the winners of its 8th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards,..

Residential

Timber Frame Cabin in the Mountains

We love to see our friends and clients tell their own SIPS stories. This project in Colorado included our SIPs as the..

Design Professionals

PROJECT PROFILE: Affordable Senior Housing in Arizona

Check out our new project profile! This one is all about affordable senior housing in Arizona! More details are on our blog..

Design Professionals

Quiet Multi-Family Spaces

It’s a challenge to get a stick-framed structure to meet both sound transmission and fire resistance ratings, but with SIPs,..

Company News

PSIPs Pass Testing Requirements for Sound Transmission and Fire Resistance

Company’s Structural Insulated Panels help provide an energy-efficient, comfortable and safe indoor environment in townhomes..

Residential

SIPS Provide Fast Construction During Hot Phoenix Summer

SIPs provided fast construction during the hot Phoenix summer. Keep reading our blog to see how SIPs helped provided a..

Commercial

Project Profile: Affordable Multi-Family Housing for Non-Traditional Families

This project profile is all about affordable multi-family housing for non-traditional families. Check out our blog to see..

Sustainability

Project Feature: A Home that Provides Enough Energy to Power a Car

A 3-bedroom home that provides enough energy to power the house for 100% of its annual energy needs, but also energy to..

Design Professionals

A Building Envelope Solution for Meeting Stringent Energy Codes

Buildings Buzz Building professionals throughout the U.S. are faced with meeting increasingly stringent energy codes in new..

Sustainability

Energy Efficient SIPs Projects Recognized by Industry Association

Premier SIPs was recognized during the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s 13th Annual 2015 Building Excellence Awards..

Residential

The Year of the Tiny House

Artisan Tiny House Newsletter, April Update After spending over thirty years trying to get folks to build smaller, more..

Contractors

Addressing Skilled Labor Shortages with SIPs

The good news is commercial construction is picking up after several dismal years. Keep reading to learn all about the labor..

Residential

Modular Marvels

Seattle-based GreenPod offers factory- and site-built homes that are sustainable to the last detail. See more details about..

Commercial

PROJECT PROFILE: Arizona Retirement Community

We have a new project profile out! This one is all about the Arizona Retirement Community! Check out our blog to read more..

Company News

U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award Recognizes Industry Leaders

Premier SIPs provides a highly insulated building envelope for this DOE Housing Innovation Award Winning project by TC..

Sustainability

New Bellingham Solar Co-Housing Project Powers Itself & Two Electric Cars

Construction began this month on a new kind of home that will generate more energy than it uses. Nicknamed the Power House,..

Sustainability

All Together Now: SIPs Offer a More Efficient Envelope

If you have ever met an ultralight backpacker, you know they are fanatical about reducing the weight they need to carry...

Contractors

Streamline Building Projects to Alleviate Labor Shortages

Although construction and housing, markets are recovering from the recession, finding and hiring workers continue to be a..

Design Professionals

Project Profile: Mixed Income Senior Apartments

As part of the SIPA Building Excellence Awards, one of the Community Development Programs Center of Nevada’s mixed-income..

Contractors

Are All SIPs Created Equal?

Since SIPs are recognized on a limited basis by the IRC it is important to make sure your SIP supplier has a code report..

Design Professionals

Project Profile: Commercial Facility Meets Energy Requirements with SIPs

Our new project profile features the new Pearl Izumi North American headquarters. Check out our blog to see more details..

Design Professionals

Watch The Extreme Speed of SIPS: Home Installed in One Day!

Building systems with an acceleration advantage is key these days for builders and developers. Watch our time-lapse video to..

Sustainability

Project Profile: LEED PLATINUM Missoula Federal Credit Union

Check out our new project profile on LEED Platinum Missoula Federal Credit Union! More details are on our blog so check it..

Sustainability

Energy Efficient Buildings Built with SIPs Recognized

Building Excellence Awards highlight innovative projects using SIPs as the basis for energy-efficient, green buildings. See..

Sustainability

Prefabrication & Energy Efficiency- New Book Released

Due to a shortage of skilled labor, and a workforce that doesn’t want to work outside in extreme conditions, prefabricated..

Commercial

Project Profile: Jacob E. Manch Elementary

We have a new project profile for you! Check out the Jacob E. Manch Elementary building! More details on our blog!

Design Professionals

SIPs in the Alaskan Bush – A Winning Perspective from the Designer

Structural Insulated Panels, SIPs, have been used for many years in many different applications. Check out how SIPs is used..

Commercial

Project Profile: Puyallup Tribal Longhouse

We are excited to add a ‘Project Profiles’ section to our blog. Check out our first one all about the Puyallup Tribal..

Sustainability

Thermal Loss Thwarted

When it comes to insulation, R-value the measure of thermal resistance – seemingly rules. In other words, the higher the..

Design Professionals

System Approach to the Building Envelope

Air barrier, weather resistive barrier, continuous insulation, HEERs rating, building envelope…. When did construction get..

Sustainability

12 Steps to an Energy Efficient Home from Award Winning Builders

Whether you are talking about green building, sustainability, or Zero Net Energy, I think the common theme between these..

Contractors

Build Like the Wind

Wind can be a dangerous thing during the building process. Watch this video to see how PSIPs allows buildings to be built in..

Sustainability

Retail Stores Pursue Energy Efficiency with Advanced Building Method

Retail stores are looking for energy efficiency with their buildings. Learn how SIPs can help with this on our blog!

Building Owners

Building for Tomorrow, Today

Building structures to code isn’t enough. Smart contractors and architects design and construct buildings that go a step..

Sustainability

Reducing School Operating Costs via Building Material Choice

The U.S. Department of Energy reports the country’s school districts spend more than $6 billion per year on energy. Check..

Sustainability

Rebuilding Colorado. Better. Smarter.

Last month’s Colorado floods are leading to massive rebuilding efforts, this is the opportunity to redo things differently...

Design Professionals

How To: Mounting Solar on SIPS

A SIPs roof has no embedded lumber in the structure, and therefore nothing substantial for attaching PV array and solar hot..

Company News

Ultra-green Modular Classroom Prototype Relies on Premier SIPS

Method Prefab and SEED Collaborative have designed and built the first modular building to pursue the Living Building..

Sustainability

Energy Efficient Culinary Institute to be Certified EA Gold

An energy-efficient culinary institute is going to be certified EA Gold! Check out our blog to read more about this building..

Sustainability

Green Building Projects Built with SIPS Recognized

Building Excellence Awards highlight innovative projects using SIPs as the basis for energy-efficient, green buildings. See..

Contractors

Structural Insulated Panel Electrical Installations

A licensed electrical contractor in the state of Washington takes on his first SIP residential project. Watch the video now..

Sustainability

Canadian Builders Use High Performance Building Solutions

Premier SIPS Canadian dealers Trout Creek Enterprises and SIP Building Systems Inc. (SIP-BS) are featured in the April..

Contractors

SIPS Help Combat What Builders Fear Most – Labor Shortages

While the construction and housing markets are certainly recovering, builders are still faced with many challenges. Keep..

Residential

A Southern California Rustic Home, Big in Style & Small in Footprint

Want to reduce your footprint and build a house with low environmental impact? Read our blog for more information on how you..

Residential

The SIMPLE Kind of PreFab- the PopUP House

A couple of years ago House Port released a SIMPLE and new sustainable alternative to traditional manufactured homes called..

Design Professionals

SIPS & Timber Framing, A Natural Blend

Timber framing, a timeless beauty, has been around for centuries and has been used in almost every architectural style..

Sustainability

A Net-Zero-Energy House for $125 a Square Foot

The housing bubble had burst, the banks weren’t lending, and we were newlyweds who had no business even thinking about..

Design Professionals

Build Fast & Tight

Have you ever needed to meet the dual challenges of rapid construction and high energy efficiency? Take a look at our..

Sustainability

Using SIPS to Meet Green Building Goals

The Western states are home to some of the country’s greenest buildings. Check out our blog to see which ones used SIPs to..

Sustainability

Tribal SIPS Project Receives USGBC Project of the Year and International SEED Award

The Puyallup Tribal Longhouse, a multifamily housing project on the Puyallup Tribe reservation in Tacoma, WA is receiving..

Design Professionals

Historic Native American Architecture Successful with SIPs

Last month, students, staff, and the Zuni Pueblo community in northwestern New Mexico dedicated the new Zuni Christian..

Commercial

Preserving Affordable Housing for Seniors in Arizona

The costs to rent or purchase housing remains increasingly less affordable to millions of Americans, both for those on fixed..

Design Professionals

Project Inspiration: San Fran Urban Infill Residence

This four-story modern-style row home is wedged into an infill lot with architecture abutting the sidewalk and its neighbor..

Commercial

Innovative Multi-Family Housing Driving Revitalization Effort In Las Vegas

Down the road from the bright lights of downtown Las Vegas is an area with aging buildings, homeless individuals roaming the..

Sustainability

Oregon Museum to Showcase Alternative Energy

Ever wonder where a french fry comes from? How does it go from a ground-grown potato and end up on your plate curly,..

Sustainability

Project Inspiration: Energy Efficient Residential Expansion

Situated in a pocket of classic oak woodlands of Portola Valley, California, the completed Hillside House is an extensive..

Company News

Eco-Fabulous Home Down the Street wins National Green Building Award

Good friend and partner, TC Legend Homes & Zero-Energy Plans was one of eleven home building professionals awarded in a..

Company News

Premier SIPS Bring Home Top Honors in 2012 Building Excellence Awards

We were thrilled to be honored during The Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) 10th Annual 2012 Building..

Commercial

2011 Year in Review: Top 10 SIP Projects that Provide a Green Punch!

It’s the end of the year, what do we all do at the end of the year to count down to the next year coming? Top 10….of course!..

Sustainability

Wood is Good

Wood has many attributes that make it an obvious choice for green buildings. It grows naturally, using energy from the sun,..

Residential

Part 2: Building an Eco-Fabulous Home: does it cost more than a new townhome?

This Seattle couple had just set out on their adventure of building a zero-energy home. 5 months later, they just moved..

Building Owners

Is your house in need of a winter sweater?

Your house gets cold too. Help it retain heat, reduce energy costs and increase your comfort. Learn more about keeping your..

Commercial

SIP Built National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Funded by ARRA

SIPs build a National Wildlife Refuge Complex! Check out our blog to see more about this complex we built, which was funded..

Sustainability

Native American Communities on a Sustainable Course…

The buildings in which we live, work and play protect us from Nature’s extremes, yet they also affect our health and..

Sustainability

Saving Energy is SEXY! Especially when mixed with a little bit of science

When you strip down the walls, roof, and floors of a building there is a simple and sexy story about how the building..

Sustainability

Community Recreation Center Gets an Environmental Facelift

If you have children…or maybe your inner child needs to let loose, the new Lynnwood Recreation Center will be a perfect fit...

Design Professionals

Building an Eco-Fabulous Home: Does it Cost More Than the A Townhome?

So you have a goal for your next house…. sustainable and energy efficient. Find out how you can make that happen now on our..

Commercial

SIPs help meet tight construction schedule during harsh Montana winter

The project team for the Little Big Horn College Health & Wellness Center faced a daunting schedule. Time was running out to..

Sustainability

First Passive Home in San Mateo County, California: Come See for Yourself

Want to see the first Passive Home? Come see for yourself during this weekend's open house! You won't want to miss this..

Sustainability

Oregon Government Project wins Environmental Design & Construction Design Award

Each year, Environmental Design & Construction Magazine holds its Excellence in Design Awards to honor projects that..

Sustainability

When a Zero on the Report Card Is Good

In light of tight capital and operating budgets, more districts are aggressively pursuing ways to reduce energy consumption..

Design Professionals

Project Look-back: Fascinating Designs, SIPs Have International Presence

SIPs was used in British designer Mark Merer’s contemporary studio (2009) near the small town of Somerton in Somerset,..

Design Professionals

Green Living for an Aging Population

We were excited to see Glenn Croston blog in Fast Company about one of our Premier SIPs projects with Pepper Viner Homes, La..

Commercial

Problems & Solutions: Roof Structure Improvement on Washington Church

St. Paul Episcopal’s Church in Kennewick WA, built in 1958, had a roofing issue and needed help. They had a problem and we..

Design Professionals

Fire Protection & SIPs, Magical Poo Goo Coatings vs Gypsum Wall Board

How do Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) react in a fire? Check out this article to learn more.

Sustainability

Studies Prove That SIPS Framed Buildings Help Reduce Global Warming!!

Two studies were recently published giving SIPS advantages over other building practices for providing substantial energy..

Design Professionals

SIPS TIPS: This isn’t your grandmother’s stick framed structure!

Do you really know how a Structural Insulated Panel System works? Check out our blog to learn more about how our SIPs work!

Company News

PSIPS receive SIPA awards for energy efficient & sustainable SIP projects

Building Excellence Awards highlight innovative projects using SIPs as the basis for energy-efficient, green buildings. See..

Contractors

Marketing Matters: It’s all about a true sales cycle…

It’s rare these days when clients and prospects get a glimpse of a true customer relationship. At Premier SIPs we want to..

Commercial

Stimulus Funds Help Construct National Wildlife Refuge

The new Audubon National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and visitor center is the first of 11 buildings completely renovated..

Design Professionals

From The Drafting Board: SIPs May Cause Pets To Go Boneless!

SIPs may cause your pets to go boneless! Learn more about how SIPs help keep your pets comfortable and lazy with our heating..

Sustainability

The Green Access Home at Suncadia: Contemporary Mountain Cabin Showcases Affordable Sustainability

In the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, a vacation home tucked in the pines shows that green construction can be..

Design Professionals

Multi-Story Building Envelopes: Run Best on Blend of Insulation & Circulation

Experts agree that an energy efficient building starts with the building envelope. Learn more about how SIPs can help energy..

Sustainability

Net-Zero, Passive, Living Buildings, What Does It All Mean?

With so many energy efficiency building terms and challenges out there, what is what? We laid this out in laymen’s terms and..

Sustainability

It’s Your Green…Start Off Right

Deciding to build green can mean you have to change relationships and make tough choices. Learn more about going green on..

Sustainability

From The Drafting Table: CalGreen Is Here- What’s a Californian To Do?

I don’t mean to rub it into the rest of the country, who have had heinous winter weather to deal with this season, but here..

Sustainability

Are We Trashing Our Future?

Are we trashing our future? Keep reading our blog to learn some facts about trash and landfills and how they impact the..

Company News

EnergyValue Housing Awards® Winners Rely on Premier Building Systems

The EnergyValue Housing Awards Gold and Silver Winners relied on Premier Building Systems for their roofing needs. Check it..

Sustainability

Green Begets Green: Why Can’t We Get Past the ‘Perceived’ Cost of Building Green?

Unfortunately, the perceived cost of going green is what deters most from building green and energy-efficient. Learn more on..

Company News

Premier Building Systems SIPs Rated Tops in Brand Preference Survey

Building industry professionals have rated Premier Building Systems as the preferred brand of structural insulated panels in..

Sustainability

From the Drafting Table: Moving from Sticks to SIPs in your Designs

The 2030 Challenge is on and here in California, we have officially begun the CalGreen era where NetZero buildings are the..

Contractors

Bringing Multifamily Housing Quality and Affordability

If you are designing or building a multifamily project, why not use a material that can save everyone involved in the..

Sustainability

Park City, Utah Makes National Headlines. PSIPs Ecstatic To Be Part Of It!

GreenBuilder Magazine stated, “This year’s most outstanding green home is not only dazzling to behold but it’s also heated..

 

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