Building Green With CMS

Dreamweaver CS3Many builders, homeowners and architects are interested in having a "Green" and energy efficient building. Coastal Metal Service offers many options to achieve a sustainable, durable and cool roof alternative.

CMS offers Cool Color paint selections that are Energy Star rated and can help to achieve LEED credits.

   Above: 2008 Southern Living Idea House
                Using CMS Cool Color Marsh Gray

Energy Star Cool Colors

Coastal Metal Service offers Energy Star Cool Colors in 24, 26 and 29 gauge.

24 gauge COLOR LOC® Kynar 500®/Hylar 5000® Cool Color Options

Sand Stone
Cool Color

Sahara Tan
Cool Color

Coastal White
Cool Color

Cool Color

Dark Bronze
Cool Color

Ruby Red
Premium Color
Cool Color

Silver Metallic
Premium Color
Cool Color

Classic Copper
Premium Color
Cool Color

Hilton Head Green
Cool Color

Onyx Black
Cool Color

Cool Color

Colonial Red
Cool Color

Medium Bronze
Cool Color

Stone Gray
Cool Color

29 gauge and 26 gauge Siliconized-Polyester Cool Color Options

Seafoam White
Cool Color

Sunrise Red
Cool Color

Sand Dune
Cool Color

Cool Color

Sun Tan
Cool Color

Marsh Gray
Cool Color

Scarlett Red
Premium Color
Cool Color

Black Beard
Cool Color

Gulfstream Blue
Premium Color
Cool Color

Teak Brown
Cool Color

Deep Green
Cool Color

Copper Penny
Premium Color
Cool Color

Cool Color

Burnished Slate
Cool Color


What Makes A Metal Roof Green?

Cool Metal Roofing is Highly Reflective
Metal roofing meets the EPA Energy Star Roof Products Program performance criteria. Metal roofing is also eligible for other cool roof incentive programs.

Energy Efficient
Reports from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that reflective metal roofs directly save up to 40% annually in heating and cooling costs.

Metal roofs typically have a minimum recycled content of 25%. It lasts much longer than most non-metal roofing products. It is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life.

Low Life-Cycle Costs and Durable
Metal roofing has been proven to be more durable than most other roofing systems available. Metal roofs are documented to resist wind, hail, fire, and earthquakes. As a result, metal roofing has low life-cycle costs making it the choice of many school, government, commercial, industrial and institutional building owners.

Fire and Wind Resistant
Metal roofing is extremely fire resistant and can be designed to withstand strong winds.

Due to its light weight per unit area, structural savings can be realized in a building when compared to using heavier non-metal roofing alternatives. For re-roofing projects, metal roofing can often be applied over the original roof, saving removal and disposal costs.

Cool Metal Roofing

Read The Cool Metal Roofing Brochure
     Published By The Cool Metal Roofing Coalition


CMS Products and Achieving LEED Points

Coastal Metal Service products may help your project achieve LEED credits from both new construction and for existng structures. LEED is a performance-oriented rating system created by the US Green Building Council where building projects earn points for satisfying criterion designed to address specific environmental impacts inherent in the design, construction, operations and management of a building.

The LEED program can result in economic and social incentives to building environmentally sound buildings, and metal roofing may offer a path to earning those incentives.

Read Expectation Of Metal Roofing Reflected In LEED version 2.2
     Published By The Cool Metal Roofing Coalition

Cool Metal Roofing Credit Opportunities Under USGBC LEED-NC v2.2
Sustainable Sites

SS Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect: Roof
Cool metal roofing can qualify for 1 point within LEED-NC Version 2.2, Sustainable Sites Credit 7.2, Heat Island Effect: Roofing by using roofing materials that have an Solar Reflective Index (SRI) rating minimum of 78 for low sloped roofs (≤ 2:12) or a minimum of 29 for steep slope (> 2:12).

Water Efficiency

WE Credit 1.1 Water Efficient Landscaping: Reduce by 50%
WE Credit 1.2 Water Efficient Landscaping: No Potable Water Use or No Irrigation
WE Credit 2 Innovative Wastewater Technologies
WE Credit 3.1 Water Use Reduction: 20% Reduction
WE Credit 3.2 Water Use Reduction: 30% Reduction
(Metal roofing can easily be applied to captured rainwater systems for building use.)

Energy & Atmosphere

EA Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance
(Cool metal roofing can be modeled to show the impact of reduced heat gains.)

Materials & Resources

MR Credit 1.1 Building Reuse: Maintain 75% of Existing Walls, Floors & Roof
MR Credit 1.2 Building Reuse: Maintain 95% of Existing Walls, Floors & Roof
(When a building is renovated for reuse, existing metal roofing can qualify.)

MR Credit 2.1 Construction Waste Management: Divert 50% from Disposal
MR Credit 2.2 Construction Waste Management: Divert 75% from Disposal
(When a building is demolished, existing metal roofing is easily recyclable.)

MR Credit 3.1 Materials Reuse: 5%
MR Credit 3.2 Materials Reuse: 10%
(When a building is demolished, existing metal roofing might be reused.)

MR Credit 4.1 Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)
MR Credit 4.2 Recycled Content: 20% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)
(See “Steel Takes LEED With Recycled Content” at

Indoor Environmental Quality

(Metal roofing can help ventilation and daylighting and provide low VOC substrates.)

Innovation in Design

(Metal roofing may support exceptional performance, such as for water efficiency.)



FORTIFIED is a program of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) designed to give new and existing homeowners options for improving the performance of their properties against natural hazards. A FORTIFIED Designation is awarded to homes that meet rigorous performance standards.

Learn More About FORTIFIED Roofing



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