Metal roof and wall panels are long-lasting, environmentally friendly and highly recyclable. To learn more about the sustainability of metal roofs and walls click here.
Commercial metal roofs with heat-deflecting coatings and finishes can save building owners up to 40% in heating and cooling costs. Additional savings can be realized if these coatings are used in conjunction with insulation under the roof surface. To learn more about the benefits of cool metal roofs, click here.
The high recycled content and recyclability of steel, aluminum, copper, zinc and other materials enable metal products to be routinely included in listings of “green” or sustainable building materials. To learn more about the recyclability of specific metals, click here.
Solar reflectance of roofing products can now be measured for Energy Star program qualification through exposure of test panels on weathering farms as an alternative to using roofing assemblies on actual structures in selected metropolitan areas. For more details, click here.
The steel industry directs upwards of $500 million a year toward environmental facilities in conjunction with efforts to find new technologies to improve energy efficiency and productivity. For more details, click here.
For building owners and architects committed to preserving natural resources, metal roof and wall systems offer an environmentally responsible solution to their building’s exterior requirements. To read an article on this subject that appeared in the October 1, 2007 issue of Engineering News Record, click here.
Job descriptions in which sustainability was an important factor in the specification or purchase of metal roofs and walls. Read Case Studies.
Comments from owner owners, architects and other decision makers about their selection of sustainable metal exteriors. Read Testimonials.
Color images of buildings projecting sustainable benefits of metal. Click here for manufacturers with “life-cycle costing” photo images.