Newsletter : January : 2010

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Special Feature

6th Grader uses Plasti-Fab EPS in Model Town
When Gabriella Mammone, 11 years old, grade 6 student at Menno Simons Christian School decided to create her model town development for her French project she decided to incorporate rigid insulation.

Each building, road and area was made entirely of scrap foam insulation donated by Plasti-Fab. The development is called Sun City or Cite de Soleil in French.

Lakeside Green Cottage Project

The blue cottage in Lakeside, Ohio, had hosted families for nearly a century, and had been the beloved summer getaway of Frank and Brenda Baker’s family for the past 15 years. So when a tree fell on the cottage in June, 2009, it crushed more than just the structure.

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Client Testimonial

"SIP Home Systems was a wonderful company to work with on my recent project. I had a very tight schedule while preparing all of the materials for shipping down to my client's building site in Baja, Mexico. The SIPS arrived on time while the trucks were waiting to head South across the border.

Once the crew was in Baja there was no room for error as we were 11 hours South of the border, and 40 minutes on a dirt road outside of a tiny fishing village. After a full inventory in the snow in Lake Tahoe, CA, I verified that all of the panels were in the package. We built two structures in 23 days and all of the Insulspan SIP panels were fabricated to perfection.
Thanks SIP Home Systems"

B. Hackett

PROJECTS in the News

Insulspan has been used in a number of exciting projects. Below you will find some of the most recent profiles.

Commercial Projects of Interest
Archetype Sustainable Valleyview Travel Center

Residential Projects of Interest
Eichler Residence
Blunk Residence
Kemp Residence
Sinclair Residence
Kraft Residence

To view other projects completed and download PDF files of the project profiles, CLICK HERE

Professional Advice, News & Project Support

Insulspan Wins 2010 Excellence in Home Design
The company has received the Excellence in Home Design Award in the Green Panelized Home category of the 2010 BSC Excellence in Home Design and Marketing Awards program.

Insulspan received the award for the Blunk residence in Batavia, Ill., a project that used Insulspan SIPS, Advantage ICFs and Plastispan under-slab insulation to create the tight building envelope required to achieve a "one-watt house” – a home that uses only one watt of energy for every finished square foot.

The awards are given annually by the Building Systems Councils (BSC), an arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and judged by a panel of industry experts. Winners were announced at an awards luncheon in Marco Island, Fla., held in conjunction with the BSC SHOWCASE – the leading trade show and conference for the systems-built housing industry.

In Energy Efficiency News: CALGARY, Alberta – ATCO Structures & Logistics (ASL) today introduced to the Canadian market a new line of permanent modular buildings called, ATCO Urban Space. These energy efficient, high quality buildings, build using SIPS. are designed to save time and money. Read More

Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation helps make energy efficient housing choices more affordable. Read More

Federal, Provincial and State Grants and Incentive Program Check out the article, "Thinning-the-Herd, How to pick the best eco-builder" to learn about selecting the builder that is right for you. Download Now

Field Photos
View some photos from an Insulspan advisor's site here for sealing joints and applying panel seal tape on Insulspan panels.

Regional Online Marketing Program
The Digital Marketing Team has developed a 5-step program to increase your online exposure for little to no cost to you. Below you will find Part 1 and 2. Look for the next step in our upcoming news publication.



Insulspan Lunch and learn offered

• Today’s Building challenges
• PFB Product divisions
• What is the function of SIPS?
• Features and Benefits
• Project Review of Applications
• Incorporating SIPS is at the Design Stage
• Insulspan Design Manual

Northern Webinar Offered

• PFB Corp a Northern solutions provider
• Meeting Northern Housing Requirements for Performance
• Understanding R Value and air-tightness
• Completed SIP Northern case studies
• Design process
• Next steps – Insulspan Resources available

Contact the product manager for more information;

Dealers in the News

Insulspan Welcomes New California Authorized Dealers Oliver Construction.

SIP Home Construction is a full service builder and supplier of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS). We can provide complete panel packages as well as assistance with design, engineering, HVAC specification, and installation services.
With over 15 years of building experience and a dedication to sustainable craftsmanship, we are able to offer personal connection to each project. We are here to anticipate your needs and promptly answer your questions.

Whether a custom home or a renovation, a building project is an ambitious, exciting, and intimate undertaking. Every project requires experienced and skilled individuals to work together for a common cause. SIP Home Construction has developed a team with a proven track record of exceeding homeowners expectations.

If you are thinking of building an energy efficient home SIP Home Construction can help you. Please give us the opportunity to participate in the development of your project.

Learn More about this new dealer at their site:


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