ATAS International has a new education course on Hanley Wood University. “Using Technologically Advanced Metal Building Products in LEED, Net Zero, and Passive Buildings” is approved by the AIA (for one LU/HSW) and GBCI (for one continuing education hour). 

This course appears in the June issue of Architect magazine and on the Hanley Wood University website. 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.”