Metal roofing and cladding going up on Proud Green Home at Serenbe
As the Proud Green Home at Serenbe rises, more of the unique design features become apparent.
While much attention has been given to the advanced framing techniques, insulation, high performance windows, it's time to turn to the exterior.
Roof and wall panels with ENERGY STAR listed colors outfit the home, which also features solar panels and a rainwater catchment system to reduce fresh water use.
The panels were provided by Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., a Louisville, Ky.-based maker of metal panels for the commercial, agricultural and residential construction industries.
“Metal Sales is proud to partner with ProudGreenHome.com and be a part of this ground-breaking and sustainable housing project,” said Christian Nolte, VP marketing and sales 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.”
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The Proud Green Home features 12-inch vertical seam metal roof panels and 7/8-inch corrugated wall panels, both in dark bronze. The 24-gauge metal panels have a long life span, are 100 percent recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled content.
The two-story entry tower features vertically oriented corrugated metal siding which will blend with the cementitious (a.k.a. fiber cement) lap siding from Certainteed that will cover the majority of the exterior. Also featured in the corner of the tower is brick veneer from Boral.
"Cladding is such a big part of the aesthetics of the building. Along with proper flashing, ventilation (behind) and continuity, it’s also the most important control layer: Rain Control," Laumer-Giddens said.
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 home will showcase and document 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.
Also, the home located in metro Atlanta’s sustainable Serenbe community will meet tough EarthCraft and Energy Star standards.Anchored by a 25-acre farm providing organic produce throughout the Chattahoochee Hill Country and Atlanta, Serenbe is a 1,000-acre mixed use, sustainable community offering connections between nature, culture, and the art of living.
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Gary Wollenhaupt is an experienced writer and editor, with a background as a daily newspaper reporter as well as corporate and agency public relations and marketing. He is constantly looking for affordable green upgrades to make to his home in eastern Kentucky.www