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ATAS Unveils Innovative Technologies For Sustainable Building Envelopes Course

atas-aia-provider-gbci-logoAllentown, PA - ATAS International offers a new course entitled “Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Building Envelopes – Solar Air Heated Walls, Cool Roofs and Walls, and Solar Ready Roof Design”. The course is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education system for one LU/HSW, and by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) for one CE hour.

The first part of the new course can be found in the May issue of Architectural Record magazine and is completed online in their CE Center. Alternatively, it can be found in its entirety by clicking this link. Upon finishing the course, and completing a quiz, the learning units will be reported directly to an AIA member’s transcript. As well, a certificate of completion can be obtained for training records and self-reporting of credits.

In this course, architects, designers, engineers, contractors, and building managers learn how to enhance a building’s energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality with the strategic use of metal systems on the building envelope. This includes transpired solar collectors that preheat ventilation air for a building’s use in the winter and perform insulation functions in the summer. The metal envelope strategy also includes cool roofing and roofing that is solar ready. These systems take advantage of natural forces to create very favorable low or no maintenance returns on investment. The course teaches learners how to design buildings that save energy, reduce heat island effects, and provide environmental quality for building occupants.

ATAS offers many continuing education courses. All of them are approved by the AIA for one LU/HSW, and four of them are also approved by GBCI for one CE hour. Information for all of the courses can be found at Two of the courses are available for on-demand online learning. Most of the courses can be offered to a firm in-person and are now available virtually. To request a virtual or in-person seminar, go to

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire transpired solar collector metal wall panels, visit

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