New construction material being used at Kukui‘ula in Kōloa
Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs, are being used in the construction of Kukui’ula, a residential community located in Koloa on the South Shore of Kauaʻi.
SIPs are a new building material that provides strength, energy efficiency, and eco-friendliness that are installed in days rather than weeks or months, according to O‘ahu based wholesaler and service provider SIP Systems Hawai‘i.
SIPs consist of a 100% recyclable EPS foam core sandwiched between two structural facings made from oriented strand board. The result is a panel that is strong, lightweight, and easy to install.
In addition to their environmental benefits, SIPs also offer financial benefits to homeowners, according to SIP Systems Hawai‘i. By reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and cool homes, residents can save money on their utility bills.
SIPs are also durable and require less maintenance than traditional building materials, reducing long-term costs.