Company: Superior Insulated Sytems, Inc.
Description: Superior Insulated Systems strives to be a good steward of the environment.
Superior Insulated Systems provides their customers with an amazing key
element to keep structures green. Superior Insulated Systems offers Structural
Insulated Panels (SIPs), derived from sustainable materials, with a high R (heat
resistance) factor, which helps prevent cool air leakage in the summer and
warm air leakage in the winter. The company encourages builders to share in
this commitment and to adhere environmentally-friendly practices, by
implementing the following suggestions in development whenever possible:
When choosing a building site, Superior Insulated Systems would like to
encourage homebuilders to avoid development of prime farmland, wetlands
and endangered species habitats. "In-fill" properties are the best option for
new homes and commercial buildings, like former parking lots, shopping
malls and factories and rail yards. It is important for builders to choose high-
density development (at least six units per acre.)
Superior Insulated Systems would like to suggest to their customers to
consider building within close proximity to public transportation to avoid
driving, and within walking distance of stores, schools and parks. Riding a
bicycle is a good way to run errands, and it is transportation that is healthy,
free, and is better for the environment.
When building, the structure should be situated to make best use of natural
daylight to reduce lighting needs. The building should take advantage of any
existing breezes. Windows, skylights, light monitors, light shelves and other
elements should be strategically used to bring daylight to the interior of the
The exterior walls, patios and other hard, flat surfaces should have shading
elements, such as sunshades, canopies, vine-covered green screens and trees
that are drought resistant, particularly on the southern and western facades
(in the Northern hemisphere) and over windows and doors, to block hot
summer sun. Uncovered, flat areas on the exterior can create heat islands.
Roofing finishes should be a light-colored, heat reflecting, or a landscaped
roof, to reduce heat absorption
Superior insulated Systems encourages builders to use non-toxic interior
finishing materials and furnishings, like low- and zero-VOC (volatile organic
compound) wall finishes and floor finishes. Wood-based features should
come from rapidly renewable sources like bamboo. Wool carpeting is
biodegradable and healthy. Certain recycled and salvaged materials should be
used, such as tiles and countertops with considerable recycled content.
Dual-glaze, low-E or double paned windows reduce heat gain in summer and
heat loss during cold winter months. Windows and exterior doors should
have Energy Star ratings, and they should seal their openings tightly.
With stand alone, solar powered lighting systems, no wiring or electrical
contractor is needed. Energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) and
fluorescent lighting should be used wherever possible, which outlast halogen
and incandescent lights up to 20 lifetimes, and there is much less fixture
Efficient heating, cooling, such as a heating, ventilation and air
conditioning [HVAC] system, and solar water-heating systems should be
implemented. Appliances should have Energy Star ratings.
The structure should generate some of its own energy with technologies like
photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight directly into electricity.
More and more utility companies are offering their customers the option to
purchase electricity generated by rapidly renewable resources like solar
power, wind turbines, geothermal systems and biomass to power buildings
and homes, which helps to combat global climate change and dependence on
Superior Insulated Systems suggests a water-conserving irrigation system
and water-efficient kitchen and bathroom fixtures, rainwater collection and
storage systems, and composting systems.
Natural ventilation (via building orientation, operable windows, fans, wind
chimneys and other strategies) should bring plentiful fresh air inside the
house. A split-system HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
system should filter all incoming air and vent stale air outside. On a housing
unit, the garage should not have any air handling equipment or return ducts,
and it should have an exhaust fan.
Being a good steward of the environment includes having a sustainable
lifestyle: reduce, reuse and recycle! Clean with non-toxic, environmentally
Some municipal governments are reducing fees or waiting periods associated
with the approval process for projects that can demonstrate a commitment to
sustainability. There are programs available that will assist projects that are
still in the planning stages to gain the necessary approvals as expediently
and cost-effectively as possible.
The benefits of going green are vast. Implementing green strategies into
construction and green living practices result in lower operating costs and
increased asset value, conservation of energy and water, reduced waste sent
to landfills, better health and safety for occupants and reduced harmful
greenhouse gas emissions.
1: Structural Insulated Panels
2: Panel Home Kits
3: Panelized Homes
Target Markets: WORLDWIDE - All Regions
Address: 95 S. Federal Hwy. Suite 203
City: Boca Raton
Contact: J. Garbo