It is vital to understand the need and methods for achieving a continuously insulated building. Insulation plays a key role within the building envelope and is paramount to creating and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high-performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. SIPs are made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam core sandwiched between two structural skins of a 7/16″ oriented strand board (OSB). When the two are laminated together, they create an insulated panel that is 2-1/2 times stronger than a stick-frame wall.

these videos WILL HELP YOU learn more about enercept sips


  1. What is the lead time to get Enercept panels? 
  2. Enercept Virtual Plant Tour - 360 View 
  3. Jumbo panel production 
  4. A production overview 
  5. Drafting/Engineering Down Payment
  6. Technical Guide Quick Link 
  7. What are SIPs and what Enercept does



  1. Joe Pasma discusses his experience in Structural Engineering and his 30+ years in the SIPs industry.
  2. Enercept Regional Sales Manager Chuck Pfeiffer
  3. Enercept's Jon Golz introduces you to Aaron Hinde as they discuss Enercept SIPs.



  1. Enercept SIPs an overview. 
  2. What are Enercept SIPs?  How do they work? - Neal Mack explains 
  3. What are Enercept SIPs? Jon Golz explains
  4. What are SIPs? A white board explanation 
  5. Enercept FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions 
  6. What sizes do Enercept SIPs come? 
  7. Enercept - The future of framing, an overview 
  8. A commercial building owners perspective 
  9. Building with Enercept SIPs. What to expect
  10. How long will it take for the temperature in your home or business to drop when the power goes off?
  11. The value of building with structural insulated panels (SIPs)
  12. You’ve likely heard the term “EPS.” What’s that?
  13. All You Need To Know About Enercept Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
  14. Installation, Fabrication, and Insulation of Enercept’s offsite, panelized SIP wall and roof panels.
  15. SIPs vs Sticks; thermal bridging, energy codes, continuous insulation, and the cost of SIP panels.
  16. Enercept SIPs versatility for remodeling, and strength compared to stick framed construction.
  17. SIPs are not a new concept in the green building industry
  18. Enercept's Jon Golz and Chuck Pfeiffer talk about the benefits of building with SIPs
  19. What sizes do Enercept panels come in and how do I determine the size for my building project?



  1. A more cost-effective way to build.
  2. It's the perfect time to build with sustainable, energy-efficient Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).

  3. Building with sticks? You're doing it wrong!

  4. When Enercept SIPs make sense and when they make dollars!

  5. SIPS = More R-Value, Less Air Leakage, Less Thermal Bridging


  1. SIPs the material of choice to withstand nature’s fury with greater resiliency
  2. SIPs are the material of choice to withstand nature's force with improved resiliency
  3. Watch a 2-by-4 get launched into a SIP wall panel



  1. Enercept SIPs in commercial construction
  2. Reason's builders love building with Enercept SIPs 
  3. How do Enercept SIPs satisfy a customer's wants for a low energy bill? 
  4. How do Enercept SIPs satisfy a customer's wants for a comfortable home? 
  5. Enercept (SIPs) have much to offer in commercial building projects
  6. Why Do Builders and Architects LOVE Building With Enercept SIPs?
  7. Meeting your customers needs with Enercept SIPs
  8. Why a commercial building owner chose Enercept SIPs
  9. What time savings in labor can be realized when using SIPs Compared to sticks?
  10. Enercept SIPs are an effective solution for a variety of developments and commercial applications 



  1. What does code compliant mean?
  2. How do Enercept SIPs meet the energy code?
  3. How do Enercept SIPs satisfy the structural code?
  4. Enercept SIP panels meet & exceed stringent requirements by the International Code Council (ICC).
  5. Does the Code require Continuous Insulation, CI? You may be surprised by the answer.



  1. What is frost ghosting?
  2. Where do you put the moisture barrier and/or air barrier with SIPs especially with basements?
  3. Let's talk about thermal bridging and how Enercept SIPs help eliminate heat loss from your home.



  1. Does Enercept have home designers?
  2. Does Enercept do structural design work on the panels for a project?
  3. Vaulted ceilings does that work?
  4. Are there limitations with Enercept SIPs?
  5. Is roof venting required with Enercept SIP roof panels?
  6. How do you hang things on the Enercept SIP walls?
  7. Are Enercept SIPs stronger than stick-built structures?
  8. How does Enercept handle the rim area of the floor joist or trusses?
  9. What is a top flange joist hanger? How is it used with Enercept wall panels?
  10. Why do builders and architects LOVE building with Enercept SIPs?
  11. How do Enercept SIPs meet affordable housing needs?
  12. Meeting your customer's needs with Enercept SIPs.
  13. Why a commercial building owner chose Enercept SIPs.
  14. Can Enercept make curved panels?
  15. What quality of doors and windows need to be installed in a SIP building?
  16. Should ice and water material be used over the entire roof with SIP panels?
  17. Can I have a custom design when building with SIPS?
  18. Enercept SIPs experts explain withstanding forces of nature with the use of structural hold downs



  1. What is an Enercept thermal post?
  2. Insulated connecting posts
  3. What is an Enercept fly-by-corner ?
  4. How are Enercept SIP wall panels connected to the floor?
  5. When you build with SIPs you eliminate many rim joist problems.



  1. How much do Enercept SIPs cost?
  2. What is the cost of SIPs vs sticks?
  3. Sips are proving to be a more affordable choice for building now.
  4. How Much Will My SIP Project Cost?
  5. Why is now the best time to build with structural insulated panels (SIPs)?
  6. The cost of SIPs, how SIPs save labor & time, and SIP building designs
  7. Why building with SIPs saves you money



  1. What an electrician thinks of wiring first SIPs home.
  2. How do you run electrical wiring in Enercept SIPs?
  3. Turning a corner using the floor joist cavity.
  4. Transitioning from a stick framed wall to a SIP wall.
  5. Transitioning around an outside SIP wall corner from a switch to an outlet
  6. Installing a ceiling box in a SIP roof panel.
  7. How do you drill sill plates for electrical in wall panels?
  8. How to wire a wall panel from below the subfloor.
  9. Is there a concern with locating a horizontal chase at the baseboard level?
  10. How to wire SIP wall panels from a concrete slab on grade.
  11. How to add an electrical chases to the panels on the job site?
  12. What is the maximum number of electrical wires that can be run in an electrical chase?
  13. How to wire with metal conduit.
  14. What is the cost to add additional electrical chases?
  15. Can you run wire on the top of the wall in the void area?
  16. Let's talk about electrical chases in Enercept SIP panels
  17. Quick Tips for Wiring with SIPs



  1. What do you do about HVAC?
  2. How Do HVAC Designers Determine Heating & Cooling Loads?
  3. How do you deal with the southern humid climate when using Enercept SIPs?
  4. Enercept SIP efficiencies – Build Tight, Ventilate Right
  5. What kind of HVAC system do I need when I build with Enercept SIPs?
  6. Your HVAC system when building with SIPs
  7. HVAC and SIPs - Part 1

  8. HVAC & SIPS - Part 2 HERS Ratings and Blower Door Testing
  9. This video helps answer many of your HVAC questions when building with SIPs | HVAC and SIPs Part 3



  1. Session 1 EU Introduction- Why Enercept SIPs? (2-11-21)
  2. Session 2 How does Enercept RTA Panels meet a Builders Customers Needs? (2-25-21)
  3. Session 3 Wiring Enercept SIP wall panels. (3-25-21)
  4. Session 4 How do you start building an Enercept SIP wall? What are the basics steps? (4-22-21)
  5. Don't believe everything you hear about building with SIPs | Don't fall for these SIP misconceptions
  6. E.U. 2024 | Electrical chases, 8’ wide and 4’ wide lamination lines, the Enercept difference






  1. An installation overview.
  2. A time lapse installation of Enercept SIPs.
  3. What's The Best Way To Stage Panels On A Site?
  4. Enercept shed dormer installation - animation.
  5. Enercept basement panel installation - animation.
  6. Enercept wall and roof panel installation - animation.
  7. Enercept wall and roof panels at a dormer installation - animation.
  8. Enercept wall and roof panel installation two story home - time lapse
  9. Enercept Wall and roof panel installation cabin in Ely MN - time lapse
  10. The three basic things to learn when setting wall panels.
  11. Setting the sill plate for a standard 6” wall.
  12. Standard 6” wall defined.
  13. Working down a wall to a window opening.
  14. Turning the corner.
  15. Setting doorway panels.
  16. Top plates and cap plates.
  17. Setting the gable panel with a post to support the ridge beam.
  18. Do you need a framework to build around when using SIPs?
  19. Where is the sealant placed on each panel and how often?
  20. How does the sealant affect the electrical chases?
  21. What is the best way to protect roof panels once set?
  22. Use Vaseline on tape measure to extend the life of the tape measure.
  23. Which corner is the best one to start with when setting wall panels?
  24. How are the wall panels attached to a concrete foundation like in a garage?
  25. Using Seam Tape When Building With SIPs.
  26. Setting A Sip Wall Panel Demonstration During Enercept University 2022
  27. How To Set Enercept SIP Roof Panels
  28. Preparing to build with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)



  1. How is plumbing handled in Enercept SIPs?



  1. Trav's Outfitters Part 1
  2. Trav's Outfitters Part 2



  1. Why Enercept SIPs and pre-engineered metal buildings are a perfect match (Greg Soelter, GBS Enterprises, Bel Aire KS)
  2. Enercept SIPs provide an exceptional construction experience for you and your clients (Mark Davis Construction, Liberty MO)
  3. Builder Tony Leddy explains why he builds with SIPs (Tony Leddy, TL Construction, Edmond OK)