Architects and Light Construction

Enercept has been the go-to construction solution for a wide range of light commercial projects—from standalone buildings, to strip malls, churches and even very large facilities—like casinos. Architects appreciate the flexibility in design that SIPs offer—tenants appreciate the comfort, low environmental impact and, best of all, reduced costs of operation.

Enercept Code Compliance

  • 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) recognized
  • 2009-2015 International Residential Code (IRC) Prescriptive Method
  • ANSI Standard
  • Product Spec’s List

ICC
Code Reports for (ICC-ES Report)
The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a non profit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The ICC is a merger of Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI). These organizations previously developed three separate sets of codes and have now combined creating the International Code Council (ICC) and developing codes without regional limitations.

Enercept has been tested and meets their requirements – see ES Report #ESR-1780 ICC Evaluation Service, Inc.

N.T.A. certified
Code Reports for (NTA Report)
Enercept 8′ wide Jumbo Panels have been tested and meet the requirements of NTA, Inc.  Enercept Jumbo Panels are included in the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Report.  You can download a copy of Enercept’s NTA Listing Report here:  ENR012012-21 Listing Report 2017-03-09.

HUD
Enercept Structural Insulated Panels have also been approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as specified in Structural Engineering Bulletin Number 1067.
Enercept panels have also been successful in seismic and fire testing.
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  - About LEED  / Passive House

Going Green with SIPs
Buildings impact both the environment and the people within them. Sustainable or “green” building design and construction is a method of wisely using resources to create high-quality, healthier and more energy-efficient homes and buildings. A focus on ensuring less energy and water use, better indoor air quality and a reduced impact of a building on the site it occupies are all elements of green building.

While LEED® is identified with “going green,” green building has been a hallmark of Enercept’s building practices since 1981. Enercept helps its customers get Net-Zero-Ready with its high-performance products laying the green foundation for your next steps.

"In order to achieve net zero, you have to start with an energy-efficient envelope for your house. The building envelope is key. Panels offer extremely high performance, which is  necessary for a net-zero energy building. Enercept is among the companies that can help consumers get to net zero. Almost every SIPS is net-zero ready by its nature."

– Frank Baker, founding member of the Structural Insulated Panel Association

New buildings Institute, Zero Net Energy Buildings, Passive House Standards, LEED Platinum 
- Enercept Case Study: The Bagley Outdoor Classroom, University of Minnesota Duluth Energy Efficiency is at the core:

  • Airtight envelope: 0.47 air changes per hour (vs 5.0 for a typical home)
  • SIPs result in few thermal breaks, preventing heat loss and condensation
  • Reduce the energy needs of the building by 90%

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Featured in the 2016 Zero Net Energy Buildings is the Sustainable Learning Centre in the University of Minnesota's Bagley Outdoor Classroom. Situated on a 55-acre open green space, the classroom boasts an impressive LEED Platinum rating, as well as achieving Passive House Standards, owing much of its energy performance to its Enercept SIP building envelope.

About AIA CEU’s

Enercept is an active member with SIPA which sponsors two AIA Continuing Education courses in two different formats -- face-to-face Lunch and Learn presentation by Enercept in your area or online video through the education provider The Continuing Architect.  Each course is one hour in length and attendees earn 1 HSW Learning Unit.

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Request a face-to-face Lunch and Learn at your office

SIPA is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES).   Credit(s) earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA/CES  for AIA  members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA  members and non AIA  members are available upon request.

Residential Course Description:
Residential Design with Structural insulated panels (SIPs)

This course will explain the benefits of designing with structural insulated panels (SIPs) for residential applications.  The designer will gain a better understanding of application, assembly and detailing in order to properly utilize SIPs  for optimum energy efficiency and durability. Through case studies and design strategies, the designer will walk away from this course with a better understanding of designing for current industry standards with SIPs.

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Commercial Course Description

This course will explain the benefits of designing with structural insulated panels (SIPs) for commercial applications.  The designer will gain a better understanding of application, assembly and detailing in order to properly utilize SIPs  for optimum energy efficiency and durability. Through case studies and design strategies, the designer will walk away from this course with a better understanding of designing for current industry standards with SIPs.

  • About  USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide.

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