News & Upcoming Events
|Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified||FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit
organization established to promote the responsible
management of the world’s forests. PorterSIPs is now proud to offer an FSC Certified product. Our structural insulated panels are available with the FSC certification for all of your ‘green’ projects. Ask about our FSC availability. Need more information? Contact us.
|Training & Education Program||It is our mission to train and educate all PorterSIPs installers in best practices for structural insulated panel construction. To fulfill this goal, we have created the PorterSIP Installer Certification Program, with three certification levels. It is within this program that you and your team will learn the following objectives:
Upon completion of these certification programs, work will be inspected to ensure it has met PorterSIPs criteria, which can be viewed here. To start a conversation on how you can receive SIPs training in your area, contact our sales team now.
|Energy Efficient Codes Coalition readies for 2012 IECC hearings||Proponents of energy-efficient building codes are preparing for the International Code Council Final Action Hearings in December to push for a 30 percent increase in energy efficiency for new homes in the International Energy Conservation Code. The effort is being led by the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition, a broad-based advocacy group supported by state and local governments, national energy efficiency groups, regional energy efficiency alliances, environmental groups, utilities, affordable housing advocates and a host of other organizations, including SIPA.The EECC was successful in having parts of their “30% Solution” adopted in the 2009 IECC. Now they are once again proposing a comprehensive set of prescriptive changes to increase the efficiency of new homes. In a guest column in Nation’s Cities Weekly, EECC Executive Director William Fay appealed to city building officials to attend the hearings in October and support the 30% Solution. Fay argues that tightening building energy codes has the potential to greatly reduce nationwide energy use, delay the need to build more U.S. power plants, and stabilize homeowner energy prices.|