When a major manufacturer of industrial blowers, vacuum pumps and industrial blowers sought LEED Gold certification for its new “green” headquarters and plant near Philadelphia, Pa., it insisted only on a durable, low-maintenance roof and wall system. However, the company discovered that by using insulated metal panels, it could also develop cost-effective heating and cooling strategies for the entire facility. For the complete story, click here.
When architects for the Center for Water Education and Western Center for Archaeology and Paleontology, Hemet, Calif., sought to achieve LEED Platinum certification for their museum campus, they insisted on a metal wall system with a high level of recycled content that would provide at least 100 years of dependable service. For the complete story, click here.
Aluminum composite and rib profile wall panels used in siding the new Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality headquarters helped the building earn important “green” ratings, while underscoring the state’s preference for sustainable, recycled materials. For the complete story, click here.
Daybreak Elementary School/Community Center was awarded a LEED Silver rating on the basis of its use of sustainable building materials, including coated steel roof and wall systems. For the complete story, click here.
An insulated metal roofing system combined with a natural lighting scheme have earned the Northern Guilford Middle School in Greensboro, N.C. the name “most sustainable school” in North Carolina. For the complete story, click here.
When the architectural firm that designed Houston’s new home of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine selected zinc and copper for much of the building’s exterior, it reflected, in part, a corporate commitment to sustainable design and low life-cycle costs. For the complete story, click here.
A new, standing-seam metal roof has eliminated a dangerous leakage problem involving bus barns of the Raytown, Mo. School District. Installation of the metal roofs stopped the formation of dangerous ice patches in winter that put drivers at risk as they walked to and from their buses. For the complete story, click here.
Zinc wall panels were used to re-side a one-time warehouse turned condo in Manhattan’s meat packing district in hopes of ensuring 100 years of problem-free service. For the complete story, click here.