Metallic is dedicated to environmentally-friendly construction products and practices. Our goal is to work hand in hand with our customers to guide the construction of projects designed to achieve green building certification or that are simply striving to be environmentally-friendly.
You can count on the Metallic team to assist you in selecting and incorporating energy efficient products into your metal building, whether to meet stringent energy codes or requirements set simply for cost-saving purposes.
The Advantages of a Metal Building for your Green Project
When it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency there’s no gray area. Codes are firm and standards are straightforward; this also often applies to the budget – it is set and it is firm and affordable green solutions become the goal. As you start looking for construction material you will find that metal is hands down the best product for your green project. Metal buildings require less material than traditional buildings—leading to a more cost effective solution. Additionally, the green characteristics of our products increase recyclability and durability. Below you will find a short list of products available for your green build needs.
Recyclable and Durable
Roof and wall panels and other steel building materials are nearly 100 percent recyclable—not taken to landfills like non-metal construction materials. On average, metal buildings contain 30 to 50 percent recycled materials and reduce waste with their unmatched durability and resistance to elements.
Reflectivity is the deflection of solar energy from a surface. The SR value is a number from 0 to 1.0. A value of 0 indicates total absorbance. ENERGY STAR requires an SR value of 0.25 or higher for steep slope (more than 2:12) roofing and SR value of .64 or higher for low slope (2:12 or less) roofing. Roofs at 2:12 and greater have been proven to generate less of the heat island effect than lower-sloped roofs. Greater reflectivity abilities require less energy to cool a metal building. Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) is used to determine compliance with LEED requirements and is calculated according to ASTM E 1980 using values for reflectance and emissivity. To meet LEED requirements, a roofing material must have an SRI value of 78 or higher for low slope (2:12 or less) roofing. Metallic buildings can help engineer the right roofing solutions to help you meet LEED Certifications.
Colors for Metal Roofing
Metallic offers cool paint colors for all of our metal roof panels. When used properly, considering the environment and the slope of the roof, a cool roof can reduce energy consumption, providing significant cost savings while helping to mitigate urban heat islands. Many of Metallic’s cool colors meet the reflectivity and emissivity performance levels required by LEED and ENERGY STAR to mitigate the cause of UHIs and energy consumption overall. Reflectivity is the deflection of solar energy from a surface. Roofs at 2:12 and greater have been proven to generate less of a heat island effect than lower-sloped roofs. Greater reflectivity abilities require less energy to cool a steel building.
Insulated Metal Panels
Adding insulated metal panels on a project can also assist in reducing both energy consumption and energy costs—improving overall efficiency.
Metallic’s retrofit roofing systems use light-gauge framing in combination with metal roofing panels, to increase SR values and create water runoff solutions. NCI’s retrofit framing system is ideally suited for a wide-range of substrates including steel, wood or concrete. The retrofitting technique can also work for new construction as an economical and competitive alternative to prefabricated truss construction
Contact us today to start your green project – whether your goal is to achieve LEED Certification or create a structure that is environmentally friendly and sustainable, we are here for you. We have experienced professionals, the product and the right price.