Metal roofing earns Declare Label for being Red List free
TLC-1 METAL SALES WALL PANELS ON THE BULLITT CENTER. PHOTO BY JOHN STAMETS
As product transparency becomes a larger part of green building certifications, building products companies are racing to have products certified to meet the standards.
Metal Sales announced that its Galvalume metal roofing panels have earned the Declare Label, and are Red List free.
"It has a Declare Label, we're telling you exactly what materials are in there, said Austin Jones, territory sales manager, at the 2015 Greenbuild Expo.
|Austin Jones, Metal Sales|
According to the company, the panels are non-toxic, they won't hurt the environment and are made of 100 percent recyclable, contains 30 percent recycled content and feature a 25-year warranty.
"We're one of the few companies with a Red-List-free product," Jones said. "We're very concerned about the environment we're making sure we provide products that are favorable to the environment."
Metal Sales is the first metal panel manufacturer to be included in the rigorous and exclusive Declare™ program. Declare is an ‘ingredients label’ program for building products operated by the International Living Future Institute (the Institute). Declare aims to provide transparency and open communication by allowing manufacturers to voluntarily share their product sources, materials and manufacturing locations.
Metal Sales has fully disclosed all of the ingredients in the Acrylic-coated Galvalume roof and wall panels through Declare, and they are designated as being Red List Free on the Declare Label. This designation means Metal Sales Galvalume finish does not contain any ingredients on the Living Building Challenge’s Red List, a collection of ‘worst-in-class’ building materials, chemicals and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater eco-system. Building design teams pursuing the Living Building Challenge will use the Declare database and label to select products to meet what many consider to be the world’s most advanced green building rating system.
The Bullitt Center was constructed to meet the goals of the Living Building Challenge and required completely non-toxic materials, without any Red List Ingredients. The Seattle facility is the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial building in the world and features 18,000 square-feet of Metal Sales 20 gauge TLC-1 wall panels.
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