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NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Earthwise Energy Solutions
(919) 210-9135
1251 NW Maynard Rd Suite 226
Cary , NC
Services
Energy Audits, Improvements

NC Solar Now, a SolarTEK Energy of NC company
(919) 439-0556
2031 Progress Court
Raleigh, NC
 
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Black River Energy
(704) 553-3036
10700 Sikes Pl Ste 345
Charlotte, NC
 
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Key Energy Solutions
(919) 228-9539
904 Spring Gate Ct
Apex, NC
Services
Photovoltaic - Solar Power

Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
 
NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Sundance Power Systems, Inc.
(828) 645-2080
11 Salem Hill Rd.
Weaverville, NC
Services
Solar Electricity, Solar Hot Water, Radiant Floor Heat, Wind and Hydro Power for Residential and Commercial Systems.

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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