Our studio’s early experience with Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS) demonstrated holistic understanding of structure and insulation. These panelization systems have the ability to thoroughly insulate while minimizing thermal breaks over distances up to 20’. We learned that well sealed buildings are the key to energy efficiency. This research took us to Germany to examine a high quality, smart eco-panel system. The German approach includes sustainably resourced materials with quick connect systems. Our LEED Platinum certified Alpine project was delivery and erected in 10 days.