A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Basic Structural Insulated Panels

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One way to improve the energy efficiency of a new home is to substitute Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for wood framed walls, floors, roofs and ceilings. SIPs are a direct substitute for wood framing and infill insulation and offer considerable energy and resource conserving advantages.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • How SIPs are constructed
  • Using SIPs in your construction project
  • Construction advantages of using SIPs
  • Environmental advantages of SIPs
  • Choosing the right SIP
  • Manufacturers, distributors and installers of SIPs

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