Claremont, New Hampshire - Energy Smart Insulated Panel System (eSIPS) has developed a new way to build energy-saving constructions. eSIPS, a sister company to custom timber-frame-home manufacturer Davis Frame Co., has developed a new structural insulated panel (SIP) called Energy Smart Insulated Panel System that uses closed cell foam produced using polyols made from soya beans grown in the US.
Davis claims eSIPS are "different from current SIPs by using an insulation product that is soya based," and describes soya as a renewable resource. In addition, Davis says, "the growing and processing of soya employs workers in the US, and its use in foam lessens our dependence on imported oil and oil products."
eSIPS can be used to build all types of low-rise buildings:
• Panelised homes, offices, churches and more.
• Timber frame homes and structures.
• Hybrid homes.
• Custom homes.
• Garages and additions.
"As the economy continues to offer its challenges, it great to have lower-cost alternative to a full timber frame home," said Reid Greenberg, director of internet and marketing for Davis Frame and eSIPS, in a company statement.
"Our new Energy Smart Panelized System is a perfect option for cost-effective green building, yet still with some timber frame accenting. We now have the ability to offer our products to a wider audience than previously."
The company said:
• eSIPS offer superior R values at competitive prices while addressing concerns for the environment.
• Building with eSIPS can cut home energy consumption by up to 50 percent over conventional construction.
• eSIPS make Energy Star qualifications easier.
• eSIPS can "stand alone" or be used with timber-frame homes, post and beam construction, conventional construction, or as a panelised home.
• The 1701 foam from BioBased Insulation used to make our panels is Greenguard Certified - meaning it is safe for children, schools, and hospitals.
• eSIPS are BuilderReady in that the interior surface is pre-drilled and exposed for easy installation of mechanicals.