As a member of the Metal Construction Association (MCA), ATAS participated in the industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) on roll formed aluminum and steel cladding. The MCA is recognized as the an advocate for the architectural metal products industry. Information in the EPD was prepared by MCA technical staff and members of its Roofing Council and its Wall Panel Council, who are volunteers representing the leading manufacturers of metal products used in roof and wall applications.
ATAS is proud to have participated in this EPD and is committed to the design and construction of environmentally responsible buildings. The EPD was issued on April 1, and is valid for five years. EPDs help in identifying sustainable building materials and show the environmental impact of products in several different categories. They are third-party verified documents that report environmental data of products based upon Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025 (Type III Environmental Declarations), EN 15804, and ISO 21930:2017, and have a cradle to gate scope. This industry-wide EPD contains information about product definition, building physics, the basic material and its origin, product manufacture and processing, in-use conditions, life cycle assessment results, and testing results and verifications.
A sustainability landing page has been added to the ATAS website. Here you can learn more about solar-ready roofing, cool roofing, above sheathing ventilation (ASV), solar air heating and drying, and insulated metal panels. In the documents section, you will find the EPD, recycled content position papers for aluminum and steel, ATAS’ LEEDv4 reference guide, and the solar reflectance index (SRI) value chart for ATAS colors.
As a proponent of sustainability, ATAS is setting an example on their own facilities, to show how solar PV and metal roofs can work together, resulting in a long-lasting and energy efficient system. Adding an InSpire solar air heating wall system to a building, along with a rooftop solar PV array, can further add to a building’s energy performance. Solar arrays were recently added to ATAS facilities in Allentown, Pa., and Mesa, Ariz. The Allentown, Pa., location also has the InSpire solar air heating system mounted on the wall, which has resulted in energy savings over the past 14 years.