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View the SIPA Building Excellence Award winners on the Green Builder Media VISION House at Mariposa Meadows website
Green Builder and SIPA
Visitors to the Green Builder Media website can now see the winners of the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Awards. Green Builder Media created a dedicated SIPs webpage detailing SIPA's role in Mariposa Meadows high performance demonstration home, complete with a blog highlighting the latest SIP industry news.

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Purchase REM/Design software at $100 off the retail price on the SIPA website
SIPA
Through a partnership with Architectural Energy Corporation, SIPA now offers the powerful REM/Design energy modeling software for sale at a $100 discount on the SIPA online store. REM/Design is developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind. It calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lighting and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multifamily designs in over 250 North American cities.

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R-Control calculator estimates energy savings of using SIPs
R-Control
Builders and homeowners looking for a rough estimate of how much energy they will save by using SIPs now have an easy way to calculate their return on investment using the energy savings calculator on the R-Control website. The calculator allows users to select their climate zone, enter building dimensions and select the wood-frame wall and roof systems they wish to compare to SIP construction.

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Green Moutain Panel

Green Mountain Panel manufactures Structural Insulated Panels. We offer both urethane and EPS foam cores. R values from 15 to 50. Delivery anywhere in North America.
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Insulspan
The Insulspan SIP System provides higher effective thermal resistance and lower air infiltration than comparable building systems, making the SAK House even more affordable. MORE


Submit your input on the future of residential construction
research and development

Home Innovation Research Labs
Home Innovation Research Labs, a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, wants to hear about the challenges you and your colleagues are facing in your pursuit of building better homes. Your feedback will form the basis for a Residential Construction Industry Research Agenda (dubbed Home2020) that will help guide federal and industry efforts in developing resources and tools that builders need to produce a competitive home product for today's market.

The deadline to submit input is Sunday, May 31.

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Offsite Construction Expo heads to Washington, DC, Sept. 23-24
Offsite Construction Expo
The Offsite Construction Expo is a brand new event that will take place Sept. 23 and 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. It will feature exhibits from offsite construction contractors, traditional contractors that have integrated offsite methods, offsite factories, transportation companies, architects, engineers, BIM suppliers, materials suppliers and consultants of all types of offsite construction processes.

The event is free for architects, engineers, developers, contractors and other qualifying attendees.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Tapping the hidden benefits of green buildings
BusinessGreen
The building sector is rapidly becoming more energy efficient in response to legislation and corporate demands for better performing offices. However, while improvements such as better insulation, double glazing, and more efficient boilers have long been shown to generate savings for the companies and homeowners who install them, the "softer benefits" tend to be overlooked.
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Construction industry: The power of information
Constructech
For the construction industry, the benefits of technology boil down to having access to critical project data. Technology providers recognize this and continue to release new technology to address this need.
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NPE 2015 end-use regulatory impact review: Green building
By Don Rosato
The National Plastics Exposition recently took place in Orlando, Florida. Let's go behind the scenes and take a look from a plastics engineering standpoint at some of the regulatory impacts in key plastics end-uses and related technologies. In the final part of a three-part recap, we'll look at how green building regulatory goals drive plastics use. The construction and operation of buildings has a significant impact on the environment. In the U.S., buildings account for 39 percent of total energy consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.
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CRM systems: How a good 1 can strengthen sales
Professional Builder
In your quest to increase revenue while reducing costs, it's essential to know the important numbers. But capturing and analyzing those numbers can't be done in any meaningful way unless you have an industry-specific customer relationship management (CRM) tool. A CRM system will help you maximize sales revenue and profit in a number of ways. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why builders and sales organizations don't take the important step of implementing a CRM.
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