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Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...SIPS will cost you about $18 per square foot of wall space, where a normal home is estimated anywhere from $16 to $25 per square foot. And at those prices, you ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...SIPS- Structural Insulated Panels SIPS wall panels on a timber frame home © Ecohome Foam SIPS usually consist of a panel made of polystyrene or urethane...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...SIPS walls (structural insulated panels) , that have an EPS foam insulation core as insulation. So, which home insulation is best? I originally wanted to bu...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...SIPS construction using straw as insulation here Foam boards: expanded (EPS) vs. extruded (XPS) XPS (Extruded polystyrene) refers to the coloured solid foam...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...SIPS panels has diesel fuel in its history from fertilizing, irrigation, harvesting and transportation. And a lifecycle analysis of EPS (expanded polystyrene) i...