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niarc enterprises
(402) 694-5398
#12
aurora, NE
Services
investment opportunity

Gutter Helmet of the Heartland
(402) 573-9310
8547 Lake St
Omaha, NE
 
Omaha Gutter & Siding Co
(402) 339-2680
5358 F St
Omaha, NE
 
Faucet Shop the
(402) 551-5533
6016 Maple St
Omaha, NE
 
Hose & Handling Inc
(402) 331-7711
7501 Crown Point Ave
Omaha, NE
 
Independent Sun Power LLC
(308) 587-2468
100 Pettit Dr
Tryon,, NE
Services
Installation of Grid tied and off Grid Solar Systems

Chosen Construction
(402) 572-7523
3902 N 87th St
Omaha, NE
 
Dundee Plumbing Service
(402) 571-1806
8648 Keystone Dr
Omaha, NE
 
Powerhouse Distributing
(402) 715-5999
11011 I St
Omaha, NE
 
Omaha Slings Inc
(402) 331-0911
4406 S 89th St
Omaha, NE
 

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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