Whistler SIPS Panelled Home Pex system

Whistler SIPS Panelled Home Pex system

red for hot, blue for cold pex

Red for hot, blue for cold; pex system in wall

We saw three sites in Whistler Thursday 16th. A NetZero house with PV, HRV and a solid envelope. A construction site of three Structural Insulated Panel houses in various stages of construction. And a very swanky Rammed Earth home.

It was neat to be able to see the houses being constructed using the SIP panels. These lead to a tighter house, better insulation, and faster construction times. More on that later.

One key thing I saw on the SIP houses, which does not affect its Eco status is that the cold water was piped with blue hose and the hot was piped with red hose. Sounds insignificant, but for those of us who have done many, many renovations, coloring the pipes is brilliant!


  1. Hi Terry and Mark.

    It was good touring around with you last week. We welcome people to follow with more of our sustainable and green building practices, check us out on facebook and twitter as we are always looking to engage more people in these forms of social media. Hope the rest of your trip goes well!