Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

ECO-METALS: The Sustainability of Metal Wall and Roof Systems

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Sponsored by CENTRIA
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IDiscuss how green building helps the environment
  2. %IReview the history of metal in construction and sustainability
  3. %IDescribe the methods for measuring sustainability and how metal wall roof manufacturers practice sustainability
  4. %IExplain how metal wall and roof systems contribute to sustainable design
  5. %IDescribe future sustainable design goals and the role of metal walls and roofs


Building enclosure products − especially wall and roof systems − can be major contributors to the sustainability of our buildings if they: %L %IAre manufactured from recycled material %ICan be recycled or re-purposed at the end of their life cycles %IProvide high energy efficiency %IAre sustainably manufactured %IProvide long life %IRequire little maintenance %S In this course, you will learn how a new generation of "Eco-Metal" wall and roof systems are meeting or exceeding these performance goals and, in the process, are improving the performance and sustainability of our buildings.