BASF Neopor® GPS is a graphite polystyrene (GPS) rigid foam insulation that gives maximum efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability on construction projects. Planners, architects, contractors and builder-owners benefit from insulation made of Neopor GPS because of the special advantages this material offers. GPS foam Silver-Grey Neopor GPS is comprised of many small pockets of air within …

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What is the correct Wall Aspect Ratio to use for Structural Insulated Panels. A wall aspect ratio is defined as the ratio of the height of a wall segment to its length. For example an 8 ft height wall that has a 4ft length has an aspect ratio of 2:1 READ MORE

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Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance Green Building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is …

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A structural insulated panel (SIP) roof has no embedded lumber in the structure, and therefore nothing substantial for attaching PV array and solar hot water mounts. Single or double lumber splines could be put into the panels, or I-joists at 4-foot intervals could be added. However, the thermal bridging that they would create are at …

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Getting the sun’s energy into a building is easy, but making good use of it is both an art and a science. How can this heat energy best be retained in the home for use when you need it? One answer is to use structural insulated panels (SIPs) for some or all of your walls …

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