Metal Sales™ Renews Declare Label Through June 2015
Metal Sales has earned a renewed Declare Label through June 2015. Declare is an ‘ingredients label’ program for building products operated by the International Living Future Institute (the Institute). Declare aims to provide transparency and open communication by allowing manufacturers to voluntarily share their product sources, materials and manufacturing locations.
As the first and still the only metal panel manufacturer to be included in the rigorous and exclusive Declare™ program, Metal Sales has fully disclosed all of the ingredients in the Acrylic-coated Galvalume® roof and wall panels through Declare, and they are designated as being Red List Free. This designation means Metal Sales Galvalume® finish does not contain any ingredients on the Living Building Challenge’s Red List, a collection of ‘worst-in-class’ building materials, chemicals and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater eco-system.
Building design teams pursuing the Living Building Challenge will use the Declare database and label to select products that will help to construct some of the greenest buildings in the world. The Bullitt Center was constructed to meet the goals of the Living Building Challenge and required completely non-toxic materials, without any Red List Ingredients. The Seattle facility is the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial building in the world and features 18,000 square-feet of Metal Sales 20 gauge TLC-1 wall panels.