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Enercept, a long-time manufacturer of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) is pleased to support the United States Green Building Council (USGBC.) The council focuses on a sustainable, prosperous future through Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), an ecology-oriented building certification program, which is the leading program for green buildings and communities throughout the world.
LEED certified buildings are considered much “greener” due to promoting sustainability, energy savings and lower maintenance costs for end users throughout the lifetime of the building.
Enercept’s commitment to that philosophy is demonstrated in the manner their SIPs are produced. Tree conservation is promoted by using oriented strand board (OSB), which is produced from fast growing, less-expensive trees grown on tree farms. Further, their SIPs contain no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or urea-formaldehyde (UF) and scrap foam and wood from their production cycle is ground and recycled.
Once Enercept panels leave the factory, their positive environmental impact continues. Building with SIPs means less on-site waste, which translates to less stress on area landfills. Also, new structures can be enclosed much faster than with conventional building methods, allowing for energy savings during the construction process itself. End users (owners, tenants) realize substantial (up to 60 percent) energy savings compared to conventionally built stick structures of similar size.
While LEED® is identified with “going green,” green building has been a hallmark of Enercept’s building practices since 1981. Enercept's high-performance products are Net-Zero-Ready and lay the green foundation for our customers' next steps toward a net-zero structure.
"In order to achieve net-zero, you have to start with an energy-efficient envelope for your house. The building envelope is key. Panels offer extremely high performance, which is necessary for a net-zero energy building. Enercept is among the companies that can help consumers get to net-zero. Almost every SIPs is net-zero ready by its nature."
– Frank Baker, founding member of the Structural Insulated Panel Association
BUILDINGS IMPACT BOTH THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PEOPLE WITHIN THEM. SUSTAINABLE OR “GREEN” BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IS A METHOD OF WISELY USING RESOURCES TO CREATE HIGH-QUALITY, HEALTHIER AND MORE ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES AND BUILDINGS. A FOCUS ON ENSURING LESS ENERGY AND WATER USE, BETTER INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND A REDUCED IMPACT OF A STRUCTURE ON THE SITE IT OCCUPIES ARE ALL ELEMENTS OF GREEN BUILDING.
Trav’s Outfitter recently moved to a new location — a 28,000 square-foot high performance, energy-efficient commercial building located in the strongest retail area of Watertown, South Dakota. SIPs construction was chosen for long-term energy savings, structural benefits, shortened construction time and less on-site waste. See the process unfold in the videos below.
Enercept has been the go-to construction solution for a wide range of light commercial projects – from stand-alone buildings to strip malls, churches and even very large facilities, like casinos. Architects appreciate the flexibility in design that SIPs offer; tenants appreciate the comfort, low environmental impact and – best of all – reduced costs of operation.
E. Skott, Crestone Builders
Paul Sorum, AIA - Sorum Design Build
John F. Pintek