Sustainability

Success stories and featured tips on how building professionals are creating useful structures with minimal long-term affects on the environment.

Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

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Making money from waste: the potential for anaeorbic digester support buildings

- By Sharon Thatcher – What to do with tons of manure? If you’re a rural contractor with a farm clientele, you know it’s a question faced by every livestock farmer, especially the big ones. With all the emphasis on … Read more »

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Sukup Mfg.’s “50 Homes for Humanity” goal reached

As part of Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s 50th Anniversary, Sukup teamed up with Global Compassion Network to raise money to provide 50 Sukup Safe T Homes to areas in desperate need of housing. Together with GCN, the goal was to raise … Read more »

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The future of IMP: Insulated metal panels for walls are gaining traction, will roofs follow?

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- By Sharon Thatcher – Metal roofing systems already provide benefits attractive to consumers looking for efficiency and sustainability, but if you have a customer who wants to step it up a notch to achieve LEED or net-zero, nothing can … Read more »

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McElroy Metal celebrates 50th anniversary, introduces new logo

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has responded to the needs of customers with innovative metal roofing and wall products and reliable service to become a leader in the construction industry. McElroy Metal, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, remains … Read more »

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Portland State to build green roof research site on Walmart store

— Portland, Ore. — The design of green roofs—and all of their stormwater filtering, energy efficiency enabling, heat island mitigating, and habitat providing features—is poised to improve following a two-year research partnership between Portland State University (PSU) and Walmart that … Read more »

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MCA offers new Environmental Product Declaration for IMPs

An Environmental Product Declaration for Insulated Metal Panels is now available from the Metal Construction Association. This is the first of three different EPD documents to be released in 2013 by MCA, an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal … Read more »

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Metl-Span announces ‘green booth’ for Greenbuild

 Metl-Span® will be bringing a Green Booth to Greenbuild to introduce its Envolution™ Architectural Products, the company’s branded line of architectural panels, trim items and accessories. All carpet, signage and graphics in the eco-friendly booth are made from material containing … Read more »

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Solar Decathlon residence boasts Metal Sales roof

Metal Sales Supports Team Kentuckiana’s Sustainable, Post-Disaster House in Competition LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is a proud sponsor of Team Kentuckiana in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and … Read more »

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Petersen roof tops Jekyll Island Convention Center

The beautiful new 128,000 square foot Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only beachfront meeting facility of its kind on the east coast south of New Jersey.  Featuring 78,000 square feet of meeting space, the center is located among the … Read more »

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