Cool Roofing Web Exclusive: Metl-Span Roof Panels Selected for N.C. Sustainable School
The school was designed by Innovative Design, Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., and showcases a technique invented by the architects that utilizes unique daylighting strategies, rainwater harvesting and solar strategies. The combination of the roof assembly, daylighting and under-floor air distribution reduced the installed air conditioning tonnage by 82 tons.
According to project architect, Bae-Won Koh, “The four-inch Metl-Span CFR-42 insulated panels contributed to the overall energy efficiency strategy. By using the Sandstone color, solar radiance is bounced back in order to reduce heat gain. I liked the fact that Metl-Span could supply long panels over the 32 foot classroom span so there is no seam in the middle. Fast and easy installation enabled us to dry in the building very quickly.”
Installation of the roof was done by AAR of North Carolina, Inc., Greensboro. “The job was pretty straight forward,” says Larry Minor, project manager. “We installed over a metal deck and there were really no glitches at all. This was the largest Metl-Span job we’ve done and we’re planning to do more, particularly using the Metl-Span wall products in non-freezer applications.”
The general contractor on the job was New Atlantic Contracting, Winston-Salem.
Metl-Span pioneered many of the developments of insulated metal panels and continues to make significant contributions to design innovations and technology that shape industry standards.
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