SIPs ARE RESOURCE EFFICIENT

There is less wood used in the construction of the shell of a SIP house than in a conventional wood-frame house.  

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PASSIVE BUILDINGS

The term passive house refers to a rigorous voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. Passive design is not an attachment or supplement to architectural design, but a design process that is integrated with architectural design. …

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ZERO ENERGY AND ENERGY PLUS

Beyond ultra-low-energy buildings are those that use, on average over the course of a year, no imported energy – zero-energy buildings – or even those that generate a surplus – energy-plus houses – both of which have been and are being successfully built. This can be achieved by a mixture of energy conservation technologies and the …

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LOW ENERGY HOUSING

Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. It is defined as any change or disturbance to the environment perceived to be deleterious or undesirable. As indicated by the I=PAT equation, environmental impact (I) or degradation is …

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