SIPs For Passive Homes
SIPs can help home projects consume 40-60% less energy
Heating and cooling account for 50% of energy use in the average home, making insulation the natural starting point to profoundly impact a structure’s energy performance. SIPs provide high-performance building envelopes that provide continuous insulation that maintains its stated R-value for the lifetime of the structure.
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Reducing a project’s ecological footprint begins with the building envelope, and this is a key component for any high-performance project. To be a high-performance building envelope, projects must consume 40-60% less energy than conventional homes. SIPs are ideal for these stringent guidelines for Passive Houses, BC Step Code projects and for those looking to build net-zero-ready. These various terms are often tossed around in similar contexts, however, Step Code homes must meet the various “steps” set out by the provinces to have a home considered a Step Code home. It is important to note that step codes may vary between provinces. Passive Homes is a common term that is often misused as a passive house requires all elements of a home to meet the absolute highest standard of energy efficiency. There are also more requirements, audits and certifications required to create a passive house. When building with SIPs you are building with a thinner envelope, which allows a builder to able to increase livable square footage but never compromise energy efficiency.