News Release – 2011 EnergyValue Housing Awards

2011 EnergyValue Housing Awards® Gold and Silver Winners Rely on Premier Building Systems SIPs

Fife, Wash., January 27, 2011 – In each of the past three years, structural insulated panels (SIPs) from Premier Building Systems have been used by homebuilders awarded prestigious EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA). This year, EVHA Gold Award winner Clifton View Homes used R-25 Premier SIPs in the walls and R-40 SIPs in the roof as part of a comprehensive package of energy efficient actions. An EVHA Silver Award winner, Scott Homes, used Premier SIPs for tight, well-insulated walls.

Premier SIPs are an advanced building technique using prefabricated insulated components for walls, roofs and floors. They consist of two outer skins of oriented strand board (OSB) and an inner core of insulating expanded polystyrene (EPS) laminated together to form a versatile building panel that helps maximize energy efficiency in homes, multi-family residences and commercial and institutional buildings.

Builders use SIPs to reduce air leaks and provide greater insulating capability than traditional building methods. For similar thickness walls, SIPs have been shown to be 47% better at resisting heat flow than stick-framed construction, according to research conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“Government regulations and homeowner demand are creating a greater focus on energy-efficient construction,” says James Hodgson, General Manager for Premier Building Systems. “SIPs are not the only structural solution for ultra-efficient homes and buildings, but dollar-for-dollar, we believe they provide the best value.”

Premier SIPs figure prominently in several other recent award-winning green buildings, as well as a range of green-certified projects. These include the Green Builder magazine 2010 House of the Year (Sun Gazing House, Park City, Utah) and the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) 2010 Building Excellence Awards (Jacob Manch Elementary School and Sarann Knight Apartments, both in Las Vegas, Nevada).

The EnergyValue Housing Award program is managed by the NAHB Research Center and presented in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), U.S. Department of Energy through the Building America program, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

About Premier Building Systems

Premier Building Systems leads the construction industry in the research, development and manufacturing of high-performance, energy-efficient structural insulated panels (SIPs) and related materials. The company is a leader in working with design professionals, contractors and code officials on innovative SIPs applications. For more information about Premier’s products and services, call (800) 275-7086 or visit