Why Smart Commercial Builders Prefer SIPs

If you've never built with SIPs, your next project could be the perfect opportunity to experience the benefits of SIP construction.  Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are gaining attention in the commercial building ...

Talk SIPs to Me. A Glossary of SIP-Related Words and Phrases

Like all industries, the construction industry (and, in particular, SIP construction) seems to have its unique language. Some of the products and components we use and produce are unique.  While those of us who work in ...

Your Easy Button for SIPs

Are you new to home construction? Most Homeowners are, but Enercept has been doing this for 39 years. Our trusted team of employees and network of professional collaborators can provide support and guidance from the ...

SIPs Save

Why do builders and architects love building with SIPS? There’s many reasons, but mostly it’s because Structural Insulated Panels go up very fast; they go up very easy; they reduce labor costs and job site waste is ...

Enercept SIPs key to Tiny House Village

In 2016, New Mexico's Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque began searching for ways to house its transitional homeless population.

Enercept Teams Up With Local Habitat For Humanity On 30th & 31st Homes

Habitat For Humanity Duplex will Feature Enercept SIP Walls "We are so very grateful for all of the generosity of the Watertown community & businesses! Because of all of your big beautiful hearts Habitat has been able ...

SIPs - The Builder's Choice When Disasters Strike

Dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster is never easy, and the rebuilding process can be frustrating and time consuming for builders as well as homeowners. If you are in this situation or know someone who is, ...

What Makes a SIP Home a Healthier Home?

Today more than ever, a healthy environment is important. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, and indoor air is typically two to five times more polluted ...

How to Maximize Your Multifamily Housing Investment

One of the biggest pros in investing in multifamily housing is cash flow.  One of the biggest questions is how to maximize your investment.

What's The #1 Reason To Build With SIPs?

Why do builders and architects love building with SIPs?  One of the primary reasons builders and architects love building with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) is that they go up very fast and they go up very easy.

What Else Should I Ask? F.A.Q. About Structural Insulated Panels.

Are you new to structural insulated panels (SIPs)? If you are, you probably have many questions about this innovative construction method.  Enercept can help.

Sorry We Missed You. Your Personal Home Show SIP Presentation.

In January, the 2020 spring home show season was off and running. Shows were being well attended, and homeowners were eager to learn about their options and to get started on their spring and summer building projects.

What Are Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)?

A SIPs 101 Explanation of Structural Insulated Panels and Why You Should Build With Them.

2020 Building Excellence Awards

SIPA Building Excellence Awards winners were announced on March 3, 2020. And the winner is...

COVID-19; How to Keep Moving Forward on Your Next SIP Building Project

The challenges we face in light of the Corona Virus COVID-19 are impacting how we conduct business everywhere. Enercept is working hard to stay on top of the rapidly changing events.

It's Back -  The 45L Tax Credit

The 45L residential tax credit has recently been extended through the end of 2020. This tax credit is equal to $2,000 per residential unit or dwelling to the developers and/or eligible contractors of energy efficient ...

Offsite Construction Saves More Than Just Time

Offsite construction involves the process of planning, designing, fabricating, transporting and assembling building elements for rapid onsite assembly At Enercept we like to say that structural insulated panels (SIPS) ...

SIP Inspired Homes

The American Dream, building your own home.  It doesn't matter if it's your first home or your retirement home; it takes a lot of planning and patience.  But, you can make the process happen more quickly when you put ...

SIPs With Post and Beam Construction; A Beautiful Combination!

Within the last ten years, it seems like there has been a resurgence in Post and Beam Construction. And, why not - these structures are beyond beautiful and also quite functional.

Are You Still Insulating On-Site? There Is a Better Way.

Eliminate most or your insulation labor when you build with off-site construction, like structural insulated panels (SIPs). 

Using FRP Skins With Structural Insulated Panels

Just when you think SIPs can't be any better, you discover a new way to utilize them. Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly; Enercept SIPs with Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Skins.

What Can SIPs Do For You? Four Great Reasons to Make the Switch

Whether You're a Home Builder, Commercial Builder, Architect, Designer, or Developer - Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are readily available and here to meet your construction needs.  

Enercept University 2020: Are You Ready for The Future of Framing?

Who's ready for spring?  Many of us are ready to get back out to doing what we love, building homes and earning our income.  Let Enercept kick start you 2020 building season with some fun hands-on training in Watertown, ...

Enercept SIPs: 2020 Home Show and Event Schedule

Who wouldn't love a new, energy-efficient home?  Whether you're planning to build this year, next year, or in five years - the time to start planning is yesterday.  Where can you get the best ideas and inspiration?  At ...

Properly Applied House Wrap; Critical to Your SIP Home's Health

Protecting your building envelope Air leakage can impact your building's durability. Wet wooden sheathing can rot and break down,  diminishing your structure's strength. 

Up On the Housetop - Five Reasons You Want a SIP Roof

The best way to top off your home is with a SIP roof. A SIP roof system provides superior insulation and durability. Enercept Ready To Assemble roof panels are pre-cut to your specifications, eliminating concerns about ...

Enercept Explains: Building Science Behind Structural Insulated Panels

The science behind SIPs  With so many pieces to be assembled, it's easy to understand why stud frame houses take considerable time and labor to build. Enter Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – the prefabricated ...

Enercept Explains: What Makes SIPs Stronger Than Stick Framing?

SIPs, by design, are load-carrying panel products Mother Nature can sometimes be difficult - high winds, heavy snow, hurricanes, and tornadoes are forces of nature that occur on a regular basis in the United States. ...

Six Great Reasons to Enclose Your Timber Frame Home in SIPs

A SIP wall system may have the single most positive impact on your Timber Home's construction. A number of elements contribute to your unique timber home design.  Structural insulated panels offer an eco-friendly ...

Being Thankful

If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof overhead, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world.

Lifetime Value vs. Upfront Investment

When it comes to home construction, choosing superior products and technologies will generally increase the overall initial cost of construction. However, when you factor in material cost, labor expense, job site waste, ...

Rooster Rush - SIP Hunting Lodge

Without a doubt, South Dakota offers some of the best Pheasant Hunting in the Country, and Enercept couldn't be happier to have played a part in the construction of two very unique hunting lodge buildings. Each SIP ...

Degrees of Green

Passive - LEED - Net Zero; welcome to the 'green building arena' The term “green home” is often used universally today, and while no official standard constitutes a green home, most people agree that building a green ...

Enercept Explains: Why Insulation Changes With The Seasons

Not all insulation is equal  In the world of building construction, we often talk about R-value and assign it a specific number associated with a building’s insulation. But home energy raters know that not all ...

Getting to Know Us: Dawn Gehrke, Enercept Regional Sales Manager

Enercept’s Regional Sales Manager, Dawn Gehrke, has over 25 years in the sales industry, but talking with customers about Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has become her new passion.

Getting to Know Us: Dean Lewis, Enercept Regional Sales Manager

Dean Lewis’ path into the Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) industry was really very simple, he admits.

Enercept Explains: What Does a HERS Rater Do?

The Path to Net Zero Energy Homes Ultimate energy efficient homes like those built with Enercept Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) creates a solution that benefits the environment as well as your wallet. A home built ...

Celebrate National Energy Awareness Month 2019

October brings us the World Series, pumpkin spice everything, football, a change in seasons, fall foliage, and National Energy Awareness Month.

Your Builder Works For You: How To Find The Right One

  Embarking on the home building journey can seem daunting. Most people wouldn’t attempt to navigate a ship across the ocean or visit a foreign country without the proper crew or a seasoned tour guide. Building your ...

Enercept Explains: What is R-Value?

When we talk about Structural Insulated Panels (SIP), the term R-value inevitably enters the conversation. A wall is R-19, a roof is R-30 – what does this mean?

Do You Know What You're Getting? Learn About Differences In SIPs.

A student of Frank Lloyd Wright - Alden B. Dow -  began experimenting with sandwich-panel technology in the 1950s and build the first Styrofoam Houses in Midland, Minneapolis in 1951.  Since that time, SIPs have ...

Enercept Explains: What is EPS?

Particularly if you’ve been looking into building with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), you’ve likely heard the term “EPS.” What’s that? It’s expanded polystyrene foam. Um … okay. What’s THAT?

Winter Construction: More Cost-Effective and Comfortable With SIPs

Did the cold, wet spring and summer of 2019 rob you of precious building time?  We've all seen it before - the urgency in the air to get your building projects buttoned-up before winter hits.  However, after the short ...

Winning at State AIA Conventions & Events

Like Us - Tag Us - Share Us to win Each year, AIA Chapters host gathering places for multi-disciplinary discourse and discovery, bringing together thought leaders in architecture and design from around their region and ...

Less Laboring On Labor Day

"Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." - OVID Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day ... a day to enjoy a well-deserved day off.  Labor Day honors millions of hardworking Americans across the country.  ...

Enercept Explains: Modular Homes

Modular homes are nothing new on the construction scene. In fact, modular homes been around for more than a century. In the early 1900s, customers could order home kits from the Sears catalog. Once they arrived (usually ...

Enercept Explains: What is OSB?

Every profession or craft has its own jargon, and the construction business is no different. Subs, slabs, rough-in, dry-in … the list endless. At the top of our list of commonly used lingo is structural insulated panels ...

Award-winning SIP Construction; Blue Wave On The Bay

2018 SIPA Building Excellence 1st Place Award Winner - Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings under 10,000 sq. ft. Blue Wave on the Bay, Ashland, WI - SIPs by Enercept. Blue Wave is home to a Restaurant, Retail ...

AIA State Conventions and Expos

AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects. Headquartered in Washington, DC, they have more than 200 chapters around the world, and over 94,000 members. AIA Annual Events: Each year, AIA Chapters host gathering places for ...

Three Great Reasons to Remodel and Renovate With SIPs

Renovating or remodeling? SIPs may be a worthwhile consideration.   One often hears stories of beautiful, energy efficient new construction using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). It’s not unusual to see new SIP ...

SIPs in the City: An Urban Dream in Oklahoma

Not only was this home the 2018 SIPA Building Excellence First Place Award Winner - Single Family Homes Under 3,000 sq. ft. and Overall Residential Winner, it's a winner in the downtown landscape of Edmond.

How Do SIPs Fit In Log Home Planning?

The beauty and charm of a log home or cabin are hard to resist.  They can be rustic, charming and quaint, or simply breath-taking. The one thing they all have in common is the warm, natural appearance of the log ...

Getting to Know Us: Larry McCoy, Enercept Commercial Regional Sales Manager

Larry McCoy has always been a busy guy. From his earliest days growing up in a bustling household in  Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his parents and seven siblings, Larry loved to draw.

What Makes a Building 'Green'?

It's a buzzword we've heard for decades – go 'green.' We’ve been encouraged to plant trees, recycle, cut back on water usage, walk or use public transportation when possible – the list goes on and continues to grow as ...

Do I Need an Architect or Design Professional? What's the Difference?

As you build your new home, you'll be confronted with several choices - there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to new construction. One of your first choices will be the design of your home. However, where do you ...

Need to Downsize? How to Optimize Your Smaller Space.

Whether you're empty-nesters ready to downsize, buying or building a home on a tight budget or simply want to live in less space, the trend toward smaller homes is in full swing. Homebuilders are offering floor plans ...

Good Bones - The Anatomy of a SIP Home

A SIP home with "good bones" is a great home to live in. SIP construction includes many of the same components as traditional construction, but offers the benefits of a stronger structure, increased energy efficiency, ...

Big Benefits with a Smaller Footprint

One hallmark of the American dream has been owning a home. But over the years, the notion of a “dream home” has changed drastically.

Getting to Know Us: Charlie Ewalt, Enercept President

Charlie Ewalt, Enercept President, grew up on a small diversified farm near Grenville, South Dakota. As the second youngest of six children, he developed a strong work ethic at a young age.

Enercept U: Meet the Newest Factory Trained Installation Specialists

As of May 3rd, there are 27 new Factory Trained SIP Installation Specialists.  Participants traveled to Watertown, SD from Maine, New Jersey, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, ...

Getting to Know Us: Joe Pasma, National Sales Manager

  Joe Pasma always knew what he wanted to be when he grew up ­– or at least since he was just a little boy. “I was five years old when I decided I was going to be a structural engineer,” Joe recalls.

Structural Engineering Defined

What Is Structural Engineering? What Does a Structural Engineer Do? Why Do We Need Them? While we will never know who designed the Parthenon or the aqueducts of the Roman Empire, we do know that the Romans were among ...

BISS

Because I Said so.

Enercept Welcomes Joe Pasma, PE as National Sales Manager

Pasma has been a part of the SIP industry for over 25 years and is eager to play an active role with a company that intends to grow its’ business.

Don't Get Burned; Fire Performance With SIPs

We often talk about how warm and cozy SIPs structures are, but what about when things really heat up?  Fire safety is an important — and perhaps life-saving — consideration when building any structure.

Enercept University: Are You Ready for SIP Installation Training?

Temperatures are rising, snow is melting and it's almost time to begin the most wonderful time of the year ... peak construction season! Are you and your crew ready to work with SIPs? If not, Enercept University is a ...

Enercept is Building Excellence: Trav's Outfitter

It took years of dreaming and planning but just months of construction - creating an energy-efficient, structurally-sound environment which offers far more retail floor space and an outstanding shopping experience ... 

Enercept is Building Excellence: Mt. Hope Winery

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Welcomes Winery and Social Venue ... 

Enercept is Building Excellence: Carter MRI Clinic

Oklahoma Equine Hospital - award-winning construction with purpose ... 

Enercept is Building Excellence: Thunder Valley Housing

Creating affordable climate change resilient homes; how SIPs filled the need ... 

Enercept is Building Excellence: Stepp Tree House & Prairie Winds U.M. Church

From Privacy to Fellowship, Building Excellence Comes in All Sizes ... 

Cabin Fever - It's Contagious!

How's the weather look from your window? Lately, is seems that most of the Country is dealing with nasty weather...be it rain, snow, wind, or a combination.  And, it seems that everyone's conversation revolves around ...

Getting to Know Us: Jon Golz, Enercept Regional Sales Manager

One could describe Enercept Regional Sales Manager Jon Golz many ways, but the aggregate and most apt description may well be ‘life-long learner.’ And it’s not a quality that will likely ever disappear. 

When the "Perfect" Location is Less Than Perfect: Find The Better Way to Build

The ideal location for your project might be a crowded city neighborhood, in the middle of the woods, a hillside in a rocky forest or simply an extremely remote location, like the South Pole (below.) It’s perfect for ...

Confused: What's the Difference Between Post & Beam and Timber Frame?

They look similar. They both showcase the natural beauty of timbers and have a oft-sought rustic aesthetic. They both make for stunning structures. So what's the actual difference? 

Is Bigger Better For Your Next Building Project? Check Out Our Jumbos

Eight-foot Wide Jumbo Wall and Roof Panels Speed Up Construction Large prefabricated panels boast major productivity benefits for builders and designers over conventional stud framing: faster construction, lower labor ...

A New Home to Love in Ponca City

Tripling living space on a farmhouse renovation gives Oklahoma family more home to love ... 

Getting to Know Us: Bernie Stone, Enercept Regional Sales Manager

It’s safe to say Regional Sales Manager knows nearly every aspect of Enercept SIPs: He’s done it all when it comes to production and sales.

Floor SIPs - Perfect for sun rooms, all season rooms and floors over a crawl space

Floor SIPs - Perfect for sun rooms, all season rooms and floors over a crawl space SIPs floors are essentially wall panels laid flat. Featuring a solid core of EPS with intermediate structural members, SIP floor panels ...

Looking Back: Award-Winning Projects by Enercept

Each year, the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is hosts their annual Building Excellence Awards to recognize association members that build exemplary projects using structural insulated panels (SIPs). The ...

Living Stone Lodge Project - Positive Space For Today's Families

Like all great ideas, the Living Stone Lodge started out as a dream; a dream for a better home and closer families...

Getting to Know Us: Neal Mack, Enercept Sr. Regional Sales Manager

Growing up on a family farm east of Watertown, South Dakota, Senior Regional Sales Manager Neal Mack is no stranger to hard work and the meaning of a handshake. A steady diet of chores (along with his mom’s home ...

Coming to a Home Show or Event Near You

While the weather outside might be frightful, you'll find that being inside, at a home show, can be delightful!   You'll discover what is new and innovative in the building industry when you stop by any of these fun ...

Getting to Know Us: Jon Wagar, Enercept Regional Sales Manager

Jon Wagar can tell a story like no other and seems to know just about everyone, always remembering some detail about them and usually a story (or ten!) He’s quick with a joke or an amusing anecdote from his many years ...

Resolve to Go Green; Ten Easy Ideas to Get You Started

It’s a new year, and that often means New Year’s resolutions. Drop a bad habit? Exercise more? Lose weight? Go green? We can’t help you with the first few but have plenty of ideas on the latter.

Treasured Memories:  The Best Gift of All

Christmas in the Rockies is a family tradition for the Jim and Joyce Cillessen family; this year will mark the ninth Christmas they’ve owned the home.

Getting to Know Us: Mandy Dudley, Enercept Regional Sales Manager

Meet our newest Regional Sales Manager, Mandy Dudley. A self-proclaimed tom-boy, Mandy grew up in a small farming community in northeastern Missouri and has been familiar with architecture and engineering from a young ...

A New Church for Christmas

Parishioners at Prairie Winds United Methodist Church in Dickinson, North Dakota have a new church for Christmas this year … and they couldn’t be happier.  

The Real Savings When You Build With Structural Insulated Panels

How much do structural insulated panels (SIPs) cost? And, perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a difficult question to answer because each project is so unique.

Resistant to SIP Construction; 7 Reasons You Should Reconsider

Building with Structural Insulated Panels; It's Really Not Complicated.   Making the switch to SIPs is easier than you think.  SIPs are widely available and make it easy to build really energy efficient buildings that ...

If a Picture's Worth a Thousand Words ...

Then a video is worth at least a million.  Enercept is proud to announce our new YouTube channel. Check out our new videos and be sure to visit often as our collection of featured projects and how-to films is ...

Do's and Don'ts; Working with Structural Insulated Panels

Handling and Installing SIPs The Right Way Building with structural insulated panels (SIPs) is faster and easier than stick framing.  The truck arrives at your building site, loaded with your pre-cut panels, ready to ...

Affordable Housing is Dead: Let's Change the Conversation

Affordable housing: What do you think of when you hear that term? It conjures up many images. And let’s be honest, they’re not always the most pleasant: “Low Income.” “Subsidized.” “Income-based.” “Workforce.”

Trav's Outfitter: A Final Look at the Finished Project

It took years of dreaming and planning but just months of construction; now Trav's Outfitter is officially at home in its new location in the strongest retail area of Watertown, South Dakota.

High School Building Trades Students Meet the Future of Framing

A group of high school students from Yankton High School had an eventful day September 5, 2018. The group of students was tasked with framing the exterior of a 1600 sq. ft. house in one day. Impossible? Not at all — ...

SIPs, Bringing New Life To Old Barns

One can easily imagine the idyllic, postcard-perfect scene: Lush fields, perhaps a lovely sunset and the iconic symbol of farm life — the barn.

Greenbuild 2018 - Thank you for your interest

IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND GREAT TO MEET THOSE WHO ATTENDED As a new USGBC Silver member, Enercept was thrilled to be part of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo - 2018 held at Chicago's McCormick Place  ...

Five Key Tips For Building With SIPs

Prescriptive Advice That Even Experienced SIP Users Should Review Structural insulated panels or SIPs are gaining the attention of Builders and Customers interested in achieving high-performance building envelopes in ...

The Journey Begins-10 Steps For Starting Your Spring Home Today

The Process of Building the SIP Home of Your Dreams Begins With Planning. As with any journey, you’ll want to do some research before plan your trip. You’ll want to have a good sense of your vision, the end result, and ...

Did You Know? Straight Talk About SIPs

What do you think you know about Structural Insulated Panels? At Enercept we like to say structural insulated panels (SIPs) are "the future of framing". SIPs construction includes many of the same components as ...

In This Ring: SIPs VS ICFs

It’s a strongly-debated comparison in the sustainable building arena and experts often go rounds about this question: Which is better – Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) or Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)? The answer? ...

Why SIPs Fit

SIPs meet and exceed today's construction needs, and are the perfect fit for your next building project. The design flexibility, unique performance properties, and exceptional strength, combined with the energy and ...

SIPs and the HERS Index - Dare To Go Low

The Path to Net Zero Energy Homes The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. Developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), the ...

Love Affair With Log Homes

July is National Log Homes Month! Often associated with American colonial life, log cabins have a long history in the United States and  are still popular today. Today's Log Homes are being built to be more energy ...

SIPs and Steel Framing Well-matched for Design, Energy Efficiency

SIPs and Steel Framing Well-matched for Design, Energy Efficiency While Enercept’s Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are primarily thought of as an alternative to traditional stick-built buildings, they provide ...

Let's Build a Greener Future – Enercept Teams Up With USGBC

ENERCEPT IS A PROUD U.S.G.B.C. SILVER MEMBER Established SIPs manufacturer reinforces its commitment to green building Enercept, a long-time manufacturer of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) is pleased to announce its ...

The Secret to Building Homes Millennials Can Afford

Unlock the secrets to affordable homes for millennial buyers Aiming for the basics and a truly ‘smart’ home are key Americans born between 1981 and 1997 (the definition of ‘millennial’ provided by Pew Research Center) ...

Are Factory Made SIPs The Answer For Today's Housing Squeeze?

SIPs Streamline the Building Process  Nearly a decade after the recession flattened the housing industry and caused waves of contractors to go bankrupt and lay-off construction workers, the population of skilled ...

Five Ways to Save Costs on New Construction

FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ON NEW CONSTRUCTION Materials, time, home size, your builder, and timing are all considerations when maximizing your building dollars. Choose wisely.

The Process of Custom Design in Five Steps

Custom Design in Five Steps Every custom home starts with you, or more accurately, your dream. When the time comes to build a custom home — perfectly, uniquely yours — where do you begin? James Van Raden, general ...

SIPs vs. Sticks; Contractors' Guide to Using SIPs

Building with Enercept Structural Insulated Panels Making the switch to SIPs is easier than you think.  SIPs are widely available and the fully customized nature of Enercept Structural Insulated Panels makes them easy ...

SIPs Underground; Five Smart Reasons to Use Below-Grade SIPs

Five Reasons to Use Below-Grade SIPs Warm, dry and easily-constructed basements are every builder’s dream. And, one more reason Enercept SIPs are The Future of Framing. Permanent wood foundation (PWF) SIPs are a mature ...

High Performance Construction Neighborhoods

High Performance Neighborhoods Offer a Better Quality Of Life Our favorite planned communities strive for responsible construction and promote sustainable living Just as the advent of smart technology has led to smart ...

Disaster Resistant Building With the Superior Strength of SIPs

Extreme Weather Protection...Get The Edge with Enercept SIPs  The demand for better-built, disaster resistant homes continues to rise as codes get stronger and homeowners realize the many benefits of a high performance ...

Success with SIP-Steel Construction

Flexible, Attractive Design With Enercept Insulated Panels and Steel Framing Structural Insulated Panels Designed For Steel Construction When cross-Engineered with Steel Building Systems,  Enercept Structural Insulated ...

Eco-Friendly Architect-inspired SIP Homes

Why Many Architects Are Turning To SIPs From to an Urban Aspiration in Edmond, OK to an Open Prairie Home in ND or a Palm-Springs Inspired Home is Savage, MN Structural Insulated Panels are filling a void and making ...

Enercept Sustainable Building; Earth Day Every Day

At Enercept Green Is Not Just A Color, It's A Better Way to Build Saving Time, Saving Money, Saving the Environment Spring is the perfect time of the year to celebrate Earth Day. As the days get longer, the song birds ...

Benefits of building with SIPS – Lower Costs, Better Value.

Benefits of building with SIPS – Lower Costs, Better Value. Structural Insulated Panels:  Better Building You Can Take to The Bank SIP technology has many advantages over traditional construction methods.  Faster ...

Enercept SIPs Cover The Seaport Pier Multi-purpose Venue

The Jersey Shore welcomes Seaport Pier, a year-round multi-purpose venue for regional and tourist guests of North Wildwood, NJ. North Wildwood, NJ's Seaport Pier, vacant for almost a decade, is being redeveloped with ...

High Performance Apartments; Better Quality Of Life For Your Renters

High Performance Apartments Offer Better Quality Of Life Multifamily Housing Units Contain Thousands of Dollars of Energy Savings Potential A building that is energy efficient begins with the building enclosure.  More ...

Why Architects and Builders Prefer SIPs

SIPs offer superior energy efficiency to conventional stick-frame building. Enercept Structural Insulated Panels give architects and builders an easy way to create an air-tight building envelope that will improve the ...

The Future of Framing – Structural Insulated Panels Are Driving Change

High-Performance Building with Enercept At Enercept we like to say that structural insulated panels (SIPS) are “the future of framing,” but in truth, the future is now. Enercept has been fabricating SIPS since 1981, and ...

Enercept SIPs Helps Eliminate Wind Noise On Open Prairie Home

2018 SIPA Building Excellence Runner Up - Single Family Homes Over 3,000 sq. ft.  Elm Tree Residence, New Town, ND. SIPs by Enercept. The Elm Tree Residence is an amazing home located on a five generational family ...

Jorgensen Land & Cattle Redefines The Traditional Corporate Office

2018 SIPA Building Excellence 1st Place Award Winner - Agricultural Buildings Jorgensen Land & Cattle (JLC) Office Building, Ideal, South Dakota. SIPs by Enercept. Jorgensen Land & Cattle is a family owned and managed ...

Award-winning SIP Construction; A Labor Of Love At Gathered Oaks

2018 SIPA Building Excellence 1st Place Award Winner - Renovations Gathered Oaks, Alexandria, MN. SIPs by Enercept. Gathered Oaks is a unique venue located in a serene setting where guests can dwell in congruence with ...

Enercept Joins Timber Framers Guild As Visionary Partner

Enriching Community Through Craft - Enercept proudly joins the Timber Framers Guild as a Visionary Partner. The Timber Framers Guild is dedicated to promoting, supporting, honoring, and advancing the craft of timber ...

Enercept takes home Five Building Excellence Awards

2018 Building Excellence Awards Winners were Announced on February 27, 2018 at the SIPA Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, FL The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is hosting the sixteenth annual Building ...

How Enercept can make commercial buildings more efficient with sips

Efficiency, ease and local connection at core of decision-making process Trav’s Outfitter has been offering northeastern South Dakota a vast selection of safety shoes and boots since its beginnings in owner Travas ...

A Well-Designed Timber Home: Trades Square Footage For Space

A timber framer builds his home on a tight budget, trading square footage for space and special touches in a few important places. Mat and Jessica Robbins' home is the embodiment of the principles of the "Not So Big ...

National Science Station Project: SIPs to the South Pole

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station Elevated Science Station; 80,000 square feet; 2 stories; construction begins 1999, dedicated in 2008 Enercept worked with the National Science Foundation in manufacturing the structural ...

Enercept Builds Sustainable Home Development in North Dakota

Enercept is honored to have been selected by The Meadows to partner and build a better living experience for the Williston, ND community. Providing a comfortable living space with lower energy costs, for a better ...

Enercept helps construct a sustainable community that provides affordable living

Building A Resilient Community The $60 million plan involves members of the Oglala Lakota Nation helping to build their own homes. Enercept was honored to have been selected by Rob Pyatt and the Thunder Valley Community ...

Five Quick Tips for Wiring with SIPs

Wiring with Enercept SIPs You've got the plan. You've personalized your design. Your land is purchased, and your financing is in place. Now, it's time to build your dream home. After learning the many benefits of ...

Enercept Named National Sponsor of Timber Framers Guild

Build Connections and Build Your Brand  With Mitch Anthony, Presented by TFG Companies Managing a business can be daunting—most of us are craftsmen, not number-crunchers and form-fillers. But like a timber frame, your ...

Enclosing Timber Frames With Structural Insulated Panels

Enercept designs custom Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) to exactly fit your timber frame. The custom SIP dimensions are taken right from the architectural plans and Enercept's drafting team customizes each one to ...

Ideation Design Group Offices

Ideation Design Group Offices 2017 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winner - Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Under 10,000 sq. ft. Ideation Design Group is a creative design studio employing 42 people. The studio ...

National Energy Awareness Month - Energy Savings With SIPs

October is National Energy Awareness Month. One short month to spread the word about the benefits of energy efficiency. This year’s Energy Awareness Month theme, A Sustainable Energy Future; Putting All the Pieces ...

SIPS - A Greener Way to Build

Enercept manufactures a variety of Structural Insulated Panel systems (SIPs) for virtually any construction need. Enercept strives to educate builders, architects, developers, appraisers, engineers and the general ...

Tippet Rise Arts Center's Olivier Barn

2017 SIPA Building Excellence Award Runner-up Commercial/Industrial/Institutional under 10,000 sq. ft. Tippet Rise Arts Center's Olivier Barn Location:  96 South  Grove Creek Road, Fishtail, MT 59028 Date Completed: ...

2017 SIPA Building Excellence Awards

Enercept Takes Home Four 2017 SIPA Building Excellence Awards Earlier this week the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) held their Annual Meeting and Conference in Austin, TX.  During this meeting the winners ...

Christmas In a SIP House

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Safety, It's Important! Growing up there were two things that really frightened me, tornadoes and fires.  The second became more pronounced after my Spanish teacher, Karen Kittinger, and four of her children died ...

How to Save Over $100,000.00 In Mortgage Interest

How Could Building With Enercept Structural Insulated Panels Save You Over $100,000.00 in Mortgage Interest? With the cooperation of two neighbors, Enercept was able to perform a side-by-side comparison of two similar ...

Enercept multifamily housing – A greener way to build

Enercept Structural Insulated Panels Receives 2016 Building Excellence Awards at SIPA National Conference April 21, 2016, Watertown, SD: Enercept Structural Insulated Panels was recognized at the 14th Annual Structural ...