‘Structural Insulated Panels’. are they the sustainable solution to standard light framed load-bearing construction in New Zealand ?. www.portersips.com/STRUCTURAL/SIPS_house12b.jpg. Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPs) . http://www.precisionpanel.com. Construction.
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‘Structural Insulated Panels’
are they the sustainable solution to standard light framed load-bearing construction in New Zealand ?
The panels are slotted together to form the structureof the building
– without framing
Can be used as:
Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Conservation of materials and resources
Material toxicity and emissions
Indoor environmental air quality
Are SIPs the sustainable solution to standard light framed load-bearing construction in New Zealand?
Whole Wall Thermal Resistance of SIPsCompared to Light Timber Framing
Whole wall r-value (K-m2/W)
Timber is plantation growth – renewable
Insulation can be renewable material
Timber is plantation growth
Insulation is recyclable but not renewable
Limited petrochemical industry
Skilled labour shortages Relatively low cost of labour
Inefficient transport network
Skilled labour shortages
High cost of labour
Efficient land transport network
Demand for reduced construction period
SIPs are not currently the sustainable solution to standard light framed load-bearing construction in New Zealand