Portland SIP House: 6108 NE 45th Ave

Portland only has a handful of SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) homes – and this one happens to be for sale (as of today!).

For those who are not sure what SIP means, they are a composite building material. They consist of an insulating layer of rigid core sandwiched between two layers of structural board. A well-built home using SIPs will have a tighter building envelope and the walls will have higher insulating properties, which leads to fewer drafts and a decrease in operating costs.

The home at 6108 NE 45th Ave is a certified LEED Platinum home – not only due to SIP, but with a solar water heater, dual flush toilets, low/ zero VOC paint, low energy lighting,  The happy result is a home that is better for the environment on many levels and saves the home owner 50% on utility costs of running the home.

We strongly believe in the movement towards innovation in home building which supports greener living.  Check out the house if it’s still on the market – it’s a stunning example of visual beauty and healthy living.