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Sustainability and Solar Solutions

When it comes to sustainability, building materials matter.  ASC Building Products metal roof and siding panels have been a product of choice in achieving sustainability goals to meet LEED Certification, Passive House Institute Certification, or Net Zero Energy Certification.

With today’s coating technology, metal roof and siding panels offer performance efficiencies such as solar reflectance and emittance of heat, which drives down energy use and allows for the building to work with the environment.  Moreover, metal panels are long-lasting and can be repurposed or reused.  With their high recycled content, they are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life use.

Sustainability and SRI

Homeowners can achieve a green design that delivers long-lasting beauty and performance while saving on energy costs. The infographic to the right show’s how cool metal roofing can save you on energy costs! Basically, the composition of the metal and its finish help to reflect heat waves back towards the sun instead of permeating your structure as heat. This means your home stays cooler in general, allowing your cooling system to work a little less. This mixed with the fact that metal roofing and siding is 100% recyclable at the end of its life, makes the sustainability aspect of these products highly-desirable by homeowners.¬†

ASC Building Products’ selection of cool colors assists in meeting the sustainability targets developed through LEED and CA Title 24. The solar performance data of our standard coatings have been tested and maintained by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC).


State rebates and federal tax credits have now helped bring the cost of installing a solar roof within reach, and ASC Building Products is here to help. ASCBP metal roofs compliment a variety of renewable energy technologies, including solar panels. While ASCBP only manufactures roof panels, we are familiar with the solar industry, and the benefits of pairing our steel roofs with solar panels to help you achieve your environmental and financial goals with your new solar roof.

ASC Building Products metal roof panels compliment a wide variety of solar panel options, including modular photovoltaic (PV) panels and thin film PV laminate panels. The peel-and-stick method of installing thin film PV panels to the flat pan of our standing seam metal roofing panels is one available option. Another option includes mounting modular panels to the standing seams of our roof panels, using a non-penetrating clip system.

  • To find out more in regard to a non-penetrating clip that attaches to the standing seam rib, visit S-5! Attachment Solutions. The S-5! Attachment Solutions Load Chart provides specific load testing of ASC Building Products panels.
  • To find out more about Solar Energy options available to you, visit DC Power Systems. They are a full service wholesale distributor of renewable energy products.

Whatever solar panel option and mounting method you choose, ASC Building Products offers roofing panels that accommodate a majority of solar panels and mounting systems that can help achieve your financial and environmental goals with your new solar roof.

For more information regarding panel options for your solar roof, please contact your local Sales Representative. Find your sales representative here.

  • Cool Roofing Memo¬†PDF¬†|¬†RTF
  • Reflectivity and Emissivity chart¬†PDF¬†|¬†RTF
  • Solar Reflective Index Calculator¬†(xls)
  • NEW! Reflectance Technical Bulletin¬†PDF¬†|¬†RTF
  • Manufacturer‚Äôs Certification: Homeowner Energy Tax Credit Certification¬†PDF¬†|¬†RTF
  • Cool Facts About Cool Metal Roofing¬†PDF¬†|¬†RTF
  • CCRC California Cool Roofs Brochure¬†PDF¬†|¬†RTF