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Vermont Solar Engineering
(802) 863-1202
431 Pine St Ste 119
Burlington, VT
 
Vermont Energy Investment Corp
(802) 860-4099
255 S Champlain St Ste 7
Burlington, VT
 
Vermont Solar Engineering
(802) 863-1202
431 Pine St Ste 119
Burlington, VT
 
All Seasons Seamless Rain Gutters
(802) 658-3233
Burlington, VT
 
North Country Seamless Gutter Systems
(802) 660-8861
17 Queensbury Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Avatar Energy
(802) 651-4775
12 Gregory Dr
South Burlington, VT
 
Avatar Energy
(802) 651-4775
12 Gregory Dr
South Burlington, VT
 
Vermont Energy Investment Corp
(802) 860-4099
255 S Champlain St Ste 7
Burlington, VT
 
Willey's Seamless Gutters
(802) 862-7565
Burlington, VT
 
Mario's Seamless Gutters
(802) 476-3331
Barre, VT
 

Taking Efficiency to the Extreme

April 11, 2008
by  By the Metal Construction Association
The Metal Construction Association has recently taken steps to make architects, architectural students, universities and building owners more aware of the environmental benefits of these types of insulated metal panels.
Insulated metal panels (IMP) lead in energy conservation, recyclables and sustainability.

The Metal Construction Association, expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, technology and education, has recently taken steps to make architects, architectural students, universities and building owners more aware of the environmental benefits of these types of insulated metal panels.

Sustainability continues to gain importance in the building industry and focuses on the smart use of natural resources and energy efficiency as related to insulation values, fuel usage, job-site waste and recycling.
According to Scott Kriner, technical director for the MCA, “Today’s architects and building designers continue to look for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of new commercial structures. The use of IMPs for the building envelope will make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to lower energy consumption, less solid waste stream and efficient water usage.”

The single panel includes an insulated foam core, metal exterior, continuous interior metal liner, tongue-and-groove joinery, concealed clips and fasteners and factory installed joint sealants and/or gaskets. The panels can be used for the entirety of an exterior roof system or wall system and can be used in conjunction with other panels or various other materials for multi-component solutions. They are effective in any climate.

Since the panels are produced in a factory, there is reduced jobsite waste, as little or no field cutting is required, water is conserved and chemical usage is avoided during maintenance procedures. Because of the long life span and the durability of the panels, repairs are required less often than in other forms of building panels.

These metal-formed IMPs do even more for the environmental efforts than conserve energy. The skins of these insulated sandwich panels are metal, which has a very high-recycled content. The foam insulation within the panels is also recyclable. Technology already exists to recycle 100 percent of the insulation when the extended life spans of the pa...

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