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Amerisips Homes Charleston Custom Home Builder
Feb 192014
 

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The basic ingredient of any energy efficient design is the building envelope.  When it comes to building high performance buildings, there are few products on the market that offer the benefit of SIPs.  When the National Science Foundation needed to replace the Amundsen – Scott South P ole Station located at the Southern most point of Earth, Structural Insulated Panels were chosen for the building envelope skin of the $152.9 million project.  The project location offers some of the most extreme weather conditions on Earth with blizzards, gale force winds and temperatures dropping below minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  The South Pole Station is among the highest performance buildings in the world with regards to conservation of heat energy.  In addition to the air tight qualities and superior insulating values, SIPs also aided logistical issues as one of the benefits of the system is the ability to prefabricate building components into easy to install kits that can be crated and shipped anywhere in the world.

You can afford this high performance technology for  YOUR home.  There IS a Better Way to Build