Lower Home Energy Bills | Green Building Envelope Systems


New Sage Homes offers green building envelope systems that look to the future for long term energy savings. SIP panel technology allows the rapid assembly of your home or backyard space to be as cost effective as possible. Listed below are some of the many benefits of owning our building envelope kits.

SIPs( structural insulated panels) particularly PUR (uniformly injecting liquid polyurethane foam between two panel skins)  are rated higher in R- value than other building panel systems.


 R Values For Wall Types

Nom. Size Core Thickness Out-to-Out Overall R for EPS R for XPS Polyurethane
2 1 5/8″ 2 1/2″ 7.49 9.38 12.94
3 2 5/8″ 3 1/2″ 11.35 14.37 20.14
New Sage 3 5/8″ 4 1/2″ 15.20 19.37 26
New Sage 5 5/8″ 6 1/2″ 22.90 29.37 40
8 7 3/8″ 8 1/4″ 29.63 38.12 54.34
10 9 3/8″ 10 1/4″ 37.33 48.12 68.74
12 11 3/8″ 12 1/4″ 45.03 58.12 83.14

Increased Resale Value of Almost 10%

According to a research study conducted by Matthew E. Kahn a green home adds an average of 9 percent to it’s selling value

Shorter Construction Time Frame

A new BASF study conducted by the RS Means unit of Reed Construction Data shows that residential builders can reduce their framing labor needs by as much as 55 percent by using structural insulated panels (SIPs) instead of conventional “stick-building” methods.

Premium Performance Building Envelope

New Sage Homes offers ENERGY STAR qualified SIPs which create a high-performance building envelope that will substantially reduce the overall energy consumption of a building.

Passive Solar Designs /Correct Glazing Ratio

Passive solar heating is the least expensive way to heat your New Sage Home and is one of the most attractive strategies available for energy-efficient construction and green building.

Savings On Heating and Cooling Systems Costs

Building with SIPs generally costs about the same as building with wood frame construction when you factor in the labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less job site waste.  Other savings are realized because smaller heating and cooling systems are required with SIP construction.

Lower Operating Costs Than Conventional Homes for the Life of the Building

Construction costs represent less than 20 percent of the total costs of a building. Operating costs comprise the majority of the overall life-cycle costs.

Building with SIPs creates a well insulated and airtight building envelope and SIP-built homes repeatedly demonstrate annual energy savings of 50-60 percent when combined with other energy saving techniques such as passive solar design. For example, SIP test homes monitored by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) show heating and cooling costs as low as 32 cents per day. Airtight construction also provides better indoor air quality for occupants.

When you build green, you significantly reduce operating costs for the life of the home which equals a returns on your investment in our building envelope kits.


Much Stronger than Conventional Construction


High-Quality Construction

We maintain the highest quality building component products available due to the uniform controlled manufacturing of all the panels that go into the assembly of all our buildings.