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Building Green with SIPs

Green Building Programs

The selection of R-Control SIPs for your building makes it easy to comply with various national green building programs.

USGBC – LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ to promote green buildings. The LEED system provides a yardstick for measuring the environmental impact of buildings. “Certified”, “Bronze”, “Silver”, and “Platinum” levels can be achieved based upon a point system. R-Control SIPs have been used in many LEED buildings, including buildings with the highest Platinum rating. For more information on the LEED program, please visit www.usgbc.org.

ENERGY STAR®

The U.S. Department of Energy established the ENERGY STAR program which many consumers are aware of from their everyday purchases of electronics and appliances. The ENERGY STAR program also provides a method for ENERGY STAR rating a structure. R-Control SIPs are deemed to comply with the program without conducting on-site blower door testing. For more information on the ENERGY STAR program, please visit www.energystar.gov.

NAHB Green Building

The National Association of Home Builders created a building program for use by builders to help advance green building. As part of the NAHB program, SIP panels are given points for the increased effective R-value for the building envelope. For more information on the NAHB Green Building program, please visit www.nahbgreen.org