9/5/2013<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Metal Sales Becomes First in the Metal Panel Industry to Receive Declare Label
LOUISVILLE, KY…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.
Metal Sales will join other forward-thinking building product manufacturers and service providers exhibiting at the seventh annual unConference, Living Future 2013, hosted by the Institute on May 15-17, 2013 at the Seattle Westin. Living Future 2013 brings architects, contractors and green building professionals together to learn about strategies and techniques for a sustainable future.
Living Future attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Bullitt Center, the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world, featuring 18,000 square-feet of Metal Sales 20 gauge TLC-1 wall panels. The facility was constructed to meet the goals of the Living Building Challenge, requiring completely non-toxic materials, free from any Red List Ingredients.
Attendees and interested media are encouraged to visit the Metal Sales booth at the conference or online at www.metalsales.us.com. For more information on Declare, visit www.declareproducts.com.
About Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the construction industry. Metal Sales works with architectural specifiers and commercial construction professionals to create inspirational design solutions. With the industry's largest and most knowledgeable sales and technical support team, Metal Sales has the expertise to address today's challenges in high-performance, sustainable and Net-Zero building. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, Metal Sales has outreach around the world, delivering outstanding roof, wall and fascia metal panels from its 21 facilities throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.metalsales.us.com.