Building Sustainably with Metal Roofs and Walls

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Petersen Aluminum
Presented by Robert Zabcik

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how metal roofs and walls can reduce energy consumption in buildings.
  2. Review how metal roofs and walls can improve air quality and thermal comfort.
  3. Discuss how metal roofs and walls can help comply with energy codes.
  4. Evaluate how metal roofs and walls can reduce environmental impacts and contribute to LEED points.


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The concept of “cool metal roofs and walls” will be explored in depth while explaining its relationship to current energy code and guideline compliance. The environmental benefits of metal roofs and walls will also be explained, including their contributions to numerous LEED points. Additional case studies of various cool metal roof materials will be presented to illustrate the benefits of cool metal.

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Court & Walnut, Cincinnati, OH

Robert A. (Bob) Zabcik, P.E., LEED AP, is a professional engineer in Texas with 30 years of experience in the Metal Building Products Industry. He has been a design engineer, squad leader, standards and software development manager and Director of R&D for major manufactures in the industry. Bob is now the Technical Director of the Metal Construction Association, an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal products are used in structures throughout the world.


Petersen Aluminum Petersen produces a line of architectural metal products including metal roofing and wall panel systems, composite wall panels, column covers, soffit, coping, flashing and trim. 46 standard PAC-CLAD colors, 35 Cool Colors and 30 Energy Star, all include a 30-year finish warranty.


Originally published in April 2021