Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in Construction; Energy Efficiency, Seismic Performance and Sustainability: A Review

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  • Emaan Ishaq University of Central Punjab
  • Burhan Ahmad University of Central Punjab


Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), Energy Efficiency, Seismic Performance, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Lifecycle Cost


The construction industry faces significant challenges related to energy dependency, outdated
technologies and slow adoption of energy saving measures. In response, there has been a surge in
technological advancements including the development of structural insulated panels (SIPs). Structural
insulated panels (SIPs) are gaining popularity in the construction industry as an innovative solution to
address energy conservation, environmental concerns and lifecycle costs. SIPs consist of a foam plastic
insulation core sandwiched between two structural panel facings, offering superior insulation properties,
airtightness, improved thermal comfort, lower lifecycle costs and ability to reduce energy consumption
which contribute to overall energy savings. The use of SIPs addresses the global challenge of energy
conservation in buildings which consume over 85% of energy resources. Additionally, SIPs provide
enhanced seismic performance due to their stiffness and specially designed connections making them
effective in resisting lateral forces during seismic events. As energy prices rise and global carbon dioxide
emissions remain a concern, the market for SIPs is expected to grow, driven by their ability to meet
stringent building regulations and contribute to the construction of energy efficient buildings. The
adoption of SIPs in the construction industry presents significant opportunities for sustainable and energy
efficient buildings contributing to the reduction of global carbon dioxide emissions and promoting
occupant well-being in the face of rising global temperatures and urban heat effects.


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Author Biographies

Emaan Ishaq, University of Central Punjab

Department of Civil Engineering, Pakistan

Burhan Ahmad, University of Central Punjab

Department of Civil Engineering, Pakistan


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Ishaq, E., & Ahmad, B. (2024). Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in Construction; Energy Efficiency, Seismic Performance and Sustainability: A Review. International Journal of Advanced Natural Sciences and Engineering Researches, 8(5), 93–100. Retrieved from

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