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Advancing Net Zero Construction: Integrity Building Products Continues to Innovate with Net Zero Wall Panels

As a leader in residential building material supply for Calgary and area home builders, Integrity Building Products is committed to providing innovative product solutions and service excellence to their customers. Due to global climate change pressures, and increased government regulation, the demand for sustainable construction practices is increasing. Integrity Building Products is ready to support their builder community by providing practical solutions for those looking to embrace Net Zero home construction.

Net Zero Home Building and Regulatory Landscape

The urgency to address climate change has prompted governments worldwide to adopt stringent regulations, encouraging industries to adopt more eco-friendly practices. In Canada, the government is actively working towards implementing a Net Zero energy building code, targeting the complete adoption of Net Zero Ready home construction by 2030 and Net Zero home construction by 2050.

“The Canadian government’s Net Zero home building code will challenge home builders to seek new products in order to achieve this goal,” explains Scott Myer, Chief Operations Officer for the Integrity Group of Companies and business unit leader for Integrity Building Products. “A Net Zero home will require the adoption of novel building products, and within relatively tight timelines. We knew we wanted to be part of the solution.”

Investment in Innovation for Future Compliance

The Weinmann machine manufacturing the net-zero panels at Integrity Building Components
The Weinmann precisely constructs each wall-panel

Integrity Building Products prides themselves in being a proactive, solutions-oriented partner for single and multi-family home builders and helping customers prepare for Net Zero regulations is part of that commitment. Integrity is investing time and expertise into developing an efficient and effective Net Zero prefabricated wall panel system. This forward-thinking approach ensures that their home-building partners will be ready to not only meet but exceed future Net Zero requirements.

“At Integrity, we are committed to designing and manufacturing quality building components that meet the needs of our builders,” explains Scott. “We understand the needs of our home-building partners. They need a product that will increase the performance and energy efficiency of the wall assembly for their homes without significantly increasing labour requirements or costs.”

Net Zero prefabricated wall panels stacked outside the construction site in Calgary
Net Zero wall panels increase energy efficiency

Net Zero wall panels from Integrity Building Products are a testament to this understanding. Constructed with insulated sheathing, the Net Zero wall panels provide a thermal break, addressing the common issue of thermal bridging that occurs in traditional construction. Sidewalls are a significant source of energy loss in homes, accounting for nearly 35% of the total energy loss. Net Zero wall panels effectively resolve this problem, contributing to a more energy-efficient home. “Prefabricated Net Zero wall panels offer home builders a more cost-effective way to increase the energy efficiency of the home,” explains Scott.

The Net Zero wall panels are also simple for on-site framers to work with. “Because the insulation is added to the sheathing during manufacturing, the fully constructed wall panels arrive on site ready for the framers to install – no extra steps or trades required,” explains Scott.

A Leading Partner in Net Zero Construction

Integrity Building Products is positioned to help its building partners meet their Net Zero home construction goals. The readiness to incorporate Net Zero requirements in both wall panel assembly design, as well as specialized product procurement and manufacturing, is a strategic move towards a more sustainable future. By investing in innovation, Integrity is not only meeting the current needs of the industry but is actively shaping the future of home construction.

As the Net Zero movement gains momentum, Integrity Building Products stands as a reliable partner, providing home builders with the tools and solutions they need to construct environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, and future-ready homes. Net Zero wall panels from Integrity are more than a product, they are a statement of Integrity Building Products’ commitment to driving positive change in the industry.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS AWARD FOR 2010 FROM ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE

Jerry Myer of Integrity Post Structures received the Movers & Shakers Award for 2010 from Alberta Construction Magazine.

AG INNOVATION 2014 WINNER

Agri-Trade’s Equipment Expo Ag Innovation Winner – Integrity Post Structures with their winning submission Perma-Column.

2017 ALBERTA BUSINESS AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

Alberta Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction Winner – Integrity Post Structures.

INTEGRITY'S CEO ACCEPTED INTO ELITE NATIONAL PROGRAM

Jerry Myer, Owner/CEO has been selected to participate in the 2017 QuantumShift program. QuantumShift is an exclusive invitation-only leadership development program for 40 of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, QuantumShift uses Ivey’s highly regarded case study method and award-winning faculty to help take the skills and talents of these entrepreneurs to the next level.

Integrity Buildings wins in two categories for the 2018 NFBA Building of the Year Awards.

The NFBA (National Frame Building Association) has awarded Integrity Buildings with two 2018 North American Building of the year awards. The winner categories are “Hobby Shop” and “Institutional Building”.

Jerry Myer, Founder & CEO of Integrity says “Since day one at Integrity, we have made it our goal to not only be the best post frame builder in Canada, but develop new and innovative ways to make the industry better. These awards are an honour and we are proud to win, but they are also a testament to the hard work and dedication of an entire team to achieve our goals.”

Myer also added “Every building Integrity builds is custom. That means our customers get our industry leading expertise and are able to add their own ideas to truly make their building something that can be proud of for generations”.