7-11, one of the largest retail chains globally, recently began a program of specifying energy efficient building products and systems for their retail stores. Their goal, to build in communities that serve customer needs, but doing so with stores that achieve high marks for attractiveness, energy efficiency, durability and sustainability. A truly community responsible building practice. Structural Insulated Panels are the perfect building system to deliver these benefits, therefore 7-11 has approved their use in many of their stores throughout the US. R-Control SIPs were selected for this Denver, CO store. The design was a combination of structural steel columns, in-filled with structural R-Control SIPs to build the exterior and parapet walls of the store. R-Control SIPs then capped widely spaced open web steel joists to create the stores strong and energy efficient roof deck and ceiling.
R-Control SIPs are environmentally friendly. The structural skins of R-Control SIPs are made from renewable wood resources, and the Foam-Control MPS with Perform Guard core is termite resistant, has stable high R-value, low global warming and ozone depletion potential, and is recyclable.