The residential use of SIPs is leaping beyond it’s once believed boundary, and into the commercial sector.
In the November/December issue of Commercial Construction & Renovation magazine, Premier SIPs Technical Manager Joe Pasma writes about the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) in retail stores. The article mentions both 7-11 and Starbucks as forward-looking corporations looking to reduce their energy use by specifying SIPs in their stores.
In the article, Pasma discusses the following benefits of using SIPs in retail construction:
- SIP-built structures are more airtight than stick-framed buildings
- SIPS provide continuous insulation throughout a building’s walls and roof
- SIP-built retail stores look no different than stores built with traditional construction, preserving the signature architecture of national and regional chains
- SIPs help speed up construction
- SIPs are compatible with nearly any type of building system, including poured concrete or block foundations