Case Study

Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The sustainable community of Serenbe outside Atlanta, GA is the setting for a new net-zero energy prototype home built with Metal Sales roof and wall panels.

The first ever Proud Green Home is a product of, a community media site that hosts daily feature stories relevant to sustainable home building. The home showcases and documents the performance of the latest residential green building technologies and products – those which 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, which also features solar panels and a rainwater catchment system that reduces fresh water consumption. 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 sustainable architecture.

The Proud Green Home features 12” Vertical Seam metal roof panels and 7/8” Corrugated wall panels, both in Dark Bronze. The 24 gauge metal panels have a long life span, are 100% recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled content.

“Metal Sales is proud to partner with and be a part of this ground-breaking and sustainable housing project,” said Patrick Lanning, Marketing Manager at Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. “Metal panels play a key role in the achievement of the energy efficiency and net-zero goals of this project while meeting the structural and design goals of the community.”

The home was designed by Imery Group and architectural firm LG Squared, and has been built to exceed Georgia’s minimum energy code rating requirements by 55%. It was completed in May 2013.

In fall 2013, The Proud Green Home was awarded the prestigious “2013 House Project of the Year” by the EarthCraft Institute. EarthCraft is a green building certification program designed to address the climate conditions of the Southeast. The EarthCraft Institute honored the Proud Green Home’s -2 Home Efficiency Rating System score and its net-positive energy consumption. The home has achieved a platinum certification with the most points in the program’s history.

The Proud Green Home is a partnership between, select sustainable product manufacturers like Metal Sales, builder The Imery Group and architect LG Squared.

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.

Project Details

Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Project Completion Date: 2013
Project Type: Residential
Architect: LG Squared Atlanta, GA
Installer: The Imery Group Athens, GA

General Contractor: The Imery Group Athens, GA