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New ATAS Online Education Course Covers Sustainable Building Design

atas-aia-gbciAllentown, PA - ATAS International has a new education course titled “Using Technologically Advanced Metal Building Products in LEED, Net Zero, and Passive Buildings” on Hanley Wood University. It is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for one LU/HSW and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) for one continuing education hour.

The course appears in the June issue of Architect magazine and on the Hanley Wood University website. It can be accessed at

The learning objectives for this course include:

• Understand the basic design principles behind LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House buildings.

• Examine how technologically advanced metal siding and roofing products can be used in sustainable building design.

• Discover how these innovative metal building technologies can help projects meet LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House standards.

• Explore case studies where metal building products were used to meet green building standards in both commercial and residential projects.

Four case studies are incorporated into the course. A university building in Illinois pursuing LEED Gold certification and a middle school in Pennsylvania which already achieved LEED Gold are included. Another university building in Pennsylvania which achieved Zero Energy certification is featured, and solar-ready metal roofing helped them achieve that goal. As well, readers will learn about a multifamily residence in New York that earned both Passive House and Net-Zero Ready certifications.

Lee Ann Slattery, LEED AP BD+C, said, “Metal building components can assist in achieving many different green building certifications. From insulated metal roof and wall panels, to transpired solar collectors, to above sheathing ventilation, to energy efficient paint coatings and solar-ready metal roofing, they all contribute toward creating a sustainable building and a better environment for its occupants.”

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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