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ATAS International Participates In EPD On Roll Formed Aluminum And Steel Cladding

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Allentown, PA - As a member of the Metal Construction Association (MCA), ATAS International participated in the recent industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) on roll formed aluminum and steel cladding.

The MCA is recognized as the leading advocate for the architectural metal products industry. Information in the EPD was prepared by MCA technical staff and members of MCA’s Roofing Council and its Wall Panel Council, who are volunteers representing the leading manufacturers of metal products used in roof and wall applications.

ATAS said that it 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 1st 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 valuable 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.

To read the full MCA EPD report on roll formed aluminum and steel cladding, visit https://www.atas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/103.1_Metal-Construction-Association_Roll-Formed-Aluminum-and-Steel-Cladding.pdf.

atas-epd-2A new sustainability landing page has been added to the ATAS website: https://www.atas.com/sustainability. Visitors 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, visitors 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, AZ, and the Allentown, PA location also has the InSpire® solar air heating system mounted on the wall, which has resulted in significant energy savings over the past 14 years.

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 www.atas.com or call 610.395.8445.

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