How Much Will My SIP Project Cost?

Structural Insulated Panels:  Better Building You Can Take to The Bank When you factor in material cost, labor expense, and job site waste with the benefit of a lifetime of energy savings, the Enercept system is a lower ...

Celebrate National Energy Awareness Month 2020

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

Can I use SIPs for my new addition or renovation?

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 ...

The Process of Custom Design in Five Easy 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? For a successful project, ...

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 ...

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.  

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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?

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...