Metal Sales™ Panels Highlight New Net-Zero Energy Prototype Home

Proud Green Home at Serenbe Features Sustainable Products and Technologies

Monday, August 19, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY… Metal SalesTM celebrates the grand opening of Proud Green Home at Serenbe, a new Net-Zero energy prototype home outside of Atlanta featuring Metal Sales roof and wall panels. The Proud Green Home opened its doors to the public on August 16th and 17th to educate and inspire people to create their own sustainable homes.

Metal Sales partnered with ProudGreenHome.com– a community media site that hosts daily feature stories relevant to sustainable home building – to provide materials and support for the first ever Proud Green Home. The home contains the latest residential green building technologies and products that contribute to energy efficiency, water efficiency, durability, low maintenance and Net-Zero energy usage.

Metal Sales roof and wall panels with ENERGY STAR® listed colors outfit the home. The panels also feature solar panels and a rainwater catchment system that reduces fresh water consumption.

The metal roof and wall panels add architectural interest and curb appeal to the contemporary home. The Proud Green Home features 2,466 square-feet of 12” Vertical Seam metal roof panels and 1,064 square-feet of 7/8” Corrugated wall panels, both in Dark Bronze. The 24 gauge metal panels are durable, 100% recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled content.

“The Metal Sales roof and wall panels integrated well with the other materials used on the home. The stunning vertical metal wall panels create symmetry and balance on the home’s exterior,” says Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, the project architect. “I’m a big fan of metal roofs as they are low maintenance. Metal Sales offers a great selection of textures, patterns, colors and panels.”

The visual appeal and functional benefits of metal roof and wall panels make them an ideal choice for residential applications. Metal panels improve ahome’s energy-efficiency, reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling. Little or no maintenance is required of homeowners and in most cases the panels have a lifespan of 50+ years.

“Not only are metal roofs durable, they also keep the home cooler. This results in better and lower cost energy management,” says Luis Imery of The Imery Group, the project builder. “Metal Sales customer support was outstanding throughout the acquisition and installation process. Their representatives were very hands-on and available.”

As a Net-Zero home, The Proud Green Home will use renewable resources to generate as much energy as it consumes. During the first year, the home’s energy use will be monitored and recorded to demonstrate the effectiveness of its sustainable architecture. The home is expected to exceed Georgia’s minimum energy code rating requirements by 55%.

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has achieved EarthCraft Platinum certification, which is a residential green building program designed to address the climate conditions of the Southeast. EarthCraft provides a blueprint for creating and maintaining an energy and resource-efficient living environment. Certifications are determined through a points-based worksheet that allows builders to select the sustainability measures that are best suited for their project. Worksheet items address proper site planning, resource-efficient building materials, water conservation and more. EarthCraft gold and platinum certified homes must also meet ENERGY STAR requirements.

The Proud Green Home is a partnership between ProudGreenHome.com, select sustainable product manufacturers like Metal Sales, builder The Imery Group and architect LG Squared. For more information about the Proud Green Home, visithttp://www.proudgreenhome.com.

Serenbe is a 1,000-acre community built on an urban development model that promotes private residential housing and living with a minimal impact on nature. For more information about Serenbe, visit http://www.serenbecommunity.com.

About Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the construction industry. Metal Sales works with architectural specifiers and commercial construction professionals to create inspirational design solutions. With the industry's largest and most knowledgeable sales and technical support team, Metal Sales has the expertise to address today's challenges in high-performance, sustainable and Net-Zero building. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, Metal Sales has outreach around the world, delivering outstanding roof, wall and fascia metal panels from its 21 facilities throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.metalsales.us.com.

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