Metal Sales Becomes First in the Metal Panel Industry to Receive Declare Label from the International Living Future Institute
Company Exhibiting at Living Future 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
LOUISVILLE, KY... Metal Sales is the first metal panel manufacturer to be included in the rigorous and exclusive Declare™ program. Declare is an ‘ingredients label’ program for building products operated by the International Living Future Institute (the Institute). Declare aims to provide transparency and open communication by allowing manufacturers to voluntarily share their product sources, materials and manufacturing locations.
Metal Sales has fully disclosed all of the ingredients in the Acrylic-coated Galvalume® roof and wall panels through Declare, and they are designated as being Red List Free on the Declare Label. This designation means Metal Sales Galvalume finish does not contain any ingredients on the Living Building Challenge’s Red List, a collection of ‘worst-in-class’ building materials, chemicals and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater eco-system. Building design teams pursuing the Living Building Challenge will use the Declare database and label to select products to meet what many consider to be the world’s most advanced green building rating system.
Metal Sales will join other forward-thinking building product manufacturers and service providers exhibiting at the seventh annual unConference, Living Future 2013, hosted by the Institute on May 15-17, 2013 at the Seattle Westin. Living Future 2013 brings architects, contractors and green building professionals together to learn about strategies and techniques for a sustainable future.
Living Future attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Bullitt Center, the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world, featuring 18,000 square-feet of Metal Sales 20 gauge TLC-1 wall panels. The facility was constructed to meet the goals of the Living Building Challenge, requiring completely non-toxic materials, free from any Red List Ingredients.