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Sam Rashkin, chief architect, building technologies office, at the Department of Energy explains the advantages of SIP construction,here.

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SIPsmart founder, Michael Morley, wrote the definitive book of the SIP industry, “Building with Structural Insulated Panels”, Taunton Press.  Find out more by clicking on the cover


Welcome to SIPsmart Building Systems, Inc.

At SIPsmart we believe that architecture and building science can be integrated with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) to produce High Performance buildings in the residential and light commercial fields. There is no better way to resist the forces of nature and save energy than to build the structural/thermal envelope of the building with SIPs.

SIPsmart is the most experienced SIP provider in the Midwest. We are proud to represent Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc. Extreme’s state of the art production facilities are located in Cottonwood, MN. The plant features a seamless production line from one button panel lamination to the latest generation of Hundegger PBA processor.

Our ARCX designs are a unique application of SIP technology and advanced geodesics to produce true geodesic domes or hybrid buildings that are like nothing else on the market. Click here to learn more about ARCX.

SIPA award winner for High Performance Home under 900 sq/ft

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Sarah Susanka, FAIA, has designed many beautiful and functional homes and is at the forefront of residential design.  She is also a big fan of SIPs.  She has designed a smaller, better home that we call the Not So Big Bungalow. Our collaboration with Sarah and Extreme Panel Technologies has resulted in a beautiful, deliverable package unlike anything on the market.  You put the footings in and we will deliver the rest of the thermal/structural shell including foundation walls and engineered floor systems. Extreme already offers the most complete SIP package in the industry and this Ready To Assemble (RTA+) package raises the bar again. This home is designed as a net zero ready home.  Depending on location, climate and HVAC choices this home will produce a HERS rating near 40 without supplemental renewable energy systems.

See Sarah’s latest designs at Houseplans.com or visit susanka.com

The Not So Big Bungalow SIPs Kit


SIPsmart provided 14,000 sq/ft of SIP roof and expert installation advice for the Topeka Zoo event center. Click for more.

Hear Meg Retersdorf talk about her SIPsmart home.

Hilltop butterfly home collects all roof-water into a 4,800 gal. cistern.