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SIPs home featured on 'Tiny House Hunting' TV show
"Tiny House Hunting," on the FYI Network, follows couples and their realtors as they seek out the perfect small house in an ideal setting. This season's includes a home built by GreenPod Intelligent Environments with structural insulated panels (SIPs) supplied by Premier SIPs.

Each GreenPod home is LEED certified and designed for a healthy indoor environment. The company's philosophy behind pursuing the tiny house market and selecting SIPs as their building system of choice is covered in detail in Green Builder Magazine's article Modular Marvels.
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New SIPA Project Highlights showcase 2015 residential
Building Excellence Winners

This month's featured Project Highlights are the Cedarwood Zero Energy Home and the Evoke Quadrant Model Home — both winners of the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Awards.

Built by TC Legend Homes, the Cedarwood Zero Energy Home in Bellingham, Washington, uses Premier SIPs as a key part of its high performance building enclosure that was tested at 0.67 ACH50. An impressive HERS Index of 15 (43 without photovoltaics) propelled this home into the Overall Competition Winner spot, as well the winner of the Single Family Homes under 3,000 square feet category.

The Evoke model home is the flagship building of a sustainable community located in Issaquah, Washington, by builder Quadrant Homes. A SIP roof from Premier SIPs helped Quadrant reach a HERS Index of 63 and claim the Single Family Homes over 3,000 square feet category.

View all SIPA's Project Highlights

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Offsite Construction Expo heads to Washington, DC, Sept. 23 and 24
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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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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USACE LEEDs military 'green' building across Europe
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is celebrating sustainable building achievements across the U.S. military footprint in Europe. Located about 1,600 miles apart, in Turkey and Germany, two projects executed by the district earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification this spring.
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Advancing BIM knowledge
The real world is not always compatible with what you learn in a classroom, and there is often a knowledge gap between graduates and long-time construction employees when working in the field. Assemble Systems, a leading provider of model, data, and management solutions for construction, is transforming the way this education system operates. Assemble Systems has designed an academic program to transform how BIM (building information modeling) is taught to students. The company offers free software licenses to students who qualify and to instructors who want to make the difference.
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Green building trends: Enjoying luxury responsibly
In a time when seeing water tankers drive into and out of apartment complexes is a common sight, it's no wonder that for some years now most reputed builders have water and energy management measures in place in their projects, and they stay abreast of the best and latest developments in both fields. On the demand side, buyers too have started to ask builders regarding the smart and eco-friendly features their building designs have factored in.
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Can LEED go from green gatekeeper to building data powerhouse?
How many fewer kilowatt hours of electricity did your office use today than the average building in your area? What about the sheer tonnage of company waste that's been diverted from landfills so far this month? In the crowded field of smart building software providers, a slew of major companies like Honeywell, Siemens, Schneider Electric, BuildingIQ and GridPoint are all vying to help businesses answer questions like these.

But amid the frenzy of competition surrounding tools to increase building efficiency and cut operating costs, one third party with a long history in green building has also been recalibrating its own flashy tech offering in the realm of building analytics — The U.S. Green Building Council.

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