Rural Builder Green

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Palram polycarbonate products earn ICC-ES Evaluation Report

Polycarbonate products manufactured by Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, recently received an evaluation report (ESR-1893) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). The report provides evidence that the Palram polycarbonate products, including PALSUN®, SUNTUF®, SUNSKY®, DYNAGLAS®, SUNLITE®, … 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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged Global Compassion Network, grain bin housing, Sukup Manufacturing, sukup safe t homes | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Rural Builder Green, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged centria, IMP, imp roofing, insulated metal panels, kingspan, MBCI, Metl-Span | Leave a comment

McGraw Hill: Housing leads construction industry to moderate growth in 2014

Dodge Outlook Report Predicts Rise in Construction Starts for Housing, Commercial & Manufacturing Building Sectors; Stability for Institutional Building After Lengthy Decline; Weaker Activity for Public Works & Electric Utilities  – Washington, D.C. – McGraw Hill Construction, part of McGraw … 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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Check out the newly updated Rural Builder Buyers’ Guide – Free online!

An annual tradition here at Rural Builder is the release of the newest edition of the Rural Builder Buyer’s Guide. The Rural Builder Buyers’ Guide is a go-to source for all things post-frame and steel-frame construction supplies for builders in … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Doors & Windows, Fasteners, Gutter Products, Horse Barn Products, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Shingles, New Products, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Product Guides, Products, RB October 2013, Roll Formers, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News, Tools and Jobsite Equipment, Top Products, Underlayments, Vertical Panels | Tagged construction supplies, metal buildings, post frame, rural builder buyers guide | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Sustainability, Vertical Panels | Tagged Environmental Product Declaration, IMP, insulated metal panels, mca, metal construction association | Leave a comment

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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Second quarter construction backlog jumps 3.9 percent

Nonresidential construction recovery gains momentum  /  Associated Builders and Contractors reports its Construction Backlog Indicator rose 3.9 percent during the second quarter of 2013 and now stands at 8.2 months, up from 7.9 months the previous quarter. Construction backlog is … Read more »

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Fi-Foil third-party verifies recycled content of its products

Fi-Foil Company has independently verified the recycled content of its reflective insulation and radiant barriers for project teams seeking certification under a green building rating system. Project teams can now download this required third-party report for LEED for New Construction … Read more »

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