High Performance Building Systems

High Performance Building Systems

For your residential, commercial, institutional and industrial building projects...

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Buildings built with SIPs are stronger...

Buildings built with SIPs are stronger...

High snow and wind loads and seismic risk are easily accommodated

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SIPs are Good for your Family

SIPs are Good for your Family

Provide your family a home that is healthy, comfortable and energy efficient... Its the right thing to do...

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Structurally Insulated Panels, also known as SIPs

Structurally Insulated Panels, also known as SIPs

SIPs are an elegant building system used to construct energy efficient and cost effective buildings - welcome to the future...

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Custom Homes that Save Up to 60 Percent on Heating Bills

Custom Homes that Save Up to 60 Percent on Heating Bills

Structural Insulated Panels, also known as SIPs, are used to build well insulated, tight houses that are healthy and comfortable…

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55% Faster Construction Time

55% Faster Construction Time

Building with SIPs is faster... You save money & get your project closed-in in days instead of months...

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No Project too Big... Or too Small...

No Project too Big... Or too Small...

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) can be used on projects of all sizes including large multi-residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings.

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sips meets canadian national building codeThe Canadian National Building Code, and therefore the provincial building codes, set minimum energy efficiency standards for new building construction for both insulation and air tightness.

The current insulation requirement for a new home is R20 which can be achieved using a standard 2x6 stick frame construction approach. However, the Building Code is currently being revised and is set to be release in late 2012.

The proposed Code changes will have a profound effect on how we approach new construction. Research shows that in a conventional stick frame wall with R20 insulation, the actual R-value for the whole wall is only in the R12 to R14 range because of the thermal bridging associated with wooden structural elements. The new code will address this by changing how R-values are calculated so that true whole wall insulation values are used rather than just the insulation value of the selected insulation. In addition the new code will increase the amount of insulation required.

The important take away message is that the insulation and air sealing requirements of the proposed code changes will result in it being near impossible to meet code requirements with conventional 2x6 framing. Interestingly, a wall constructed today with Net-Zero’s 6.5 inch SIP would not only meet the current code requirements for insulation and air sealing, but will exceed the standard proposed in the proposed Code revisions. Building with SIPs makes more sense than ever before.

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Net-Zero Moricetown Housing Project

 
Net-Zero completed four homes for the Moricetown Band earlier this year, built with Structurally Insulated Panels and screw pile foundations. 

The 833 square foot houses come with two bedrooms and one bath as well as high efficiency wood stoves, the smallest houses Net-zero has built so far.

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Exceptional indoor air quality and temperature control. Net-Zero SIPs are manufactered using formeldyhude free resins and are assembled using low-VOC adhesives and sealing foam.

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