Metal Sales Equips New Net-Zero Energy Prototype Home
Innovative Home Educates Consumers and Professionals About Sustainable Products and Technologies
LOUISVILLE, KY…The sustainable community of Serenbe outside Atlanta, GA is the setting for a new net-zero energy prototype home built with Metal Sales roof and wall panels.
The first ever Proud Green Home is a product of ProudGreenHome.com, a community media site that hosts daily feature stories relevant to sustainable home building. 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.
Metal Sales roof and wall panels with ENERGY STAR® listed colors outfit the home, which also features solar panels and a rainwater catchment system that reduces fresh water consumption. 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 Proud Green Home features 12” Vertical Seam metal roof panels and 7/8” Corrugated wall panels, both in Dark Bronze. The 24 gauge metal panels have a long life span, are 100% recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled content.
“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.”
The home was designed by Imery Group and architectural firm LG Squared, and is being built to exceed Georgia’s minimum energy code rating requirements by 55%. It will be completed in May 2013.
The Proud Green Home is a partnership between ProudGreenHome.com, select sustainable product manufacturers like Metal Sales, builder The Imery Group and architect LG Squared. For more information about the Proud Green Home, visit http://proudgreenhome.imerygroup.com.
Serenbe is a 1,000-acre community built on an urban development model that promotes private residential housing and living with a minimal impact on nature. For more information about Serenbe, visit http://www.serenbecommunity.com.