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Building Green with SIPs

Green Building Programs and R-Control SIP

The selection of R-Control SIPs for your building makes it easy to comply with various national green building programs.

USGBC LEED

LEED is a program developed by the USGBC that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. R-Control SIPs have been used in many LEED buildings, including buildings with the highest Platinum rating. For more information on the LEED program, please visit www.usgbc.org.

ENERGY STAR® HOMES

A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability. R-Control SIPs are deemed to comply with the program without conducting on-site blower door testing. For more information on the ENERGY STAR program, please visit www.energystar.gov.

ICC 700 National Green Building Standard

The National Green Building Standardâ„¢ certification goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient; it provides independent, third-party verification that a home, apartment building, or land development is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance. For more information, please visit www.homeinnovation.com/services/certification/green_homes.