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Metal Institute News

Up-to-date information on the latest in metal roof and wall panel manufacturing, products and finishes.

Metal Institute Features

News articles featuring important information regarding the latest product developments and metal applications.

Metal Institute CEU's

MBCI offers several continuing education courses accredited by the AIA for architects. These courses are rich with information and provide architects with Continuing Education credits. Our courses encompass various topics including Insulated Metal Panels, Retrofit Roof Systems, Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems, Metal Roofing Details and Warranties.

AEC Solutions

From BIM to design charrettes to commissioning and beyond, we cover solutions to create sustainable structures.

Building Envelope products

Almost all things relating to the building envelope, including SIPs, ICFs, insulation, rain screens, windows, exterior shading and beyond.


Need AIA or GBCI credit? Our CEUs meet your continuing education needs.


The formal forum for EDC contributors to express their opinions and share information affecting today's architects and designers.

Commercial Buildings

Whether spec, built-to-suit, a new world headquarters or small satellite office, this sector contains everything relating to commercial building.


Take a look at of one of the world's oldest building materials and how its manufacturers are finding new innovations and uses for the product.

Cool Roofing plus

Everything from news to products to features involving garden roofs, white roofs, solar and beyond can be found here.

Data Centers Buildings

We offer practices and products to reduce the massive energy consumption of these linchpins of the information age.


This section highlights ways to help manage energy consumption, including renewable forms of energy.

Energy/Power Management Products

A bevy of products designed to help reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency call this section home.

Excellence in Design (EID)

EDC's Excellence in Design (EID) Awards honors commercial, government, institutional, educational and residential projects committed to sustainable design.

Government Buildings

The federal government is trying to lead the way with sustainable buildings, but local governments are doing their part to match.

Green Apps

Lots of companies are putting apps to use to help make fieldwork easier. We have the latest for you.

Green Cleaning

Everything maintenance related, from daytime cleaning to how best keep dirt from entering your facility, is featured here.

Green Cleaning Products

Let's face it, people are messy. These are the products to help keep things tidy - in a sustainable way.

Healthcare Buildings

Explore the trends and hot topics affecting sustainable healing environments.

Higher Education Buildings

Colleges and universities throughout North America are greening their campuses. We keep you up to date on the trends.

High-Performance Building Envelopes

If it's a part of the building envelope - including wall systems, roof components, windows, insulation or what have you - it's here.

HVAC/Mechanical Products

This section breaks out all the products relating to mechanical systems, including boilers, chillers, VFDs, air handlers and beyond.

Indoor Air Quality

We team up with the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute to ensure building tenants can take a deep breath of fresh air.

Industrial Buildings

Warehouses, manufacturing plants and more can find a wide variety of ways to cut costs and save money by being more efficient.

Institutional Buildings

Libraries, museums and other projects that feature the arts and culture can be found here.

Interior Products

This section pretty much speaks for itself. But this is the place to find furniture, wallcoverings and more.


Get a handle on what’s going on overseas with EDC’s international coverage.

K-12 Buildings

Some of the most stringent standards in green building involve our nation's children. We've put all our information on the subject right here.

Landscaping Products

Looking for a permeable paver? How about a sustainable way to manage erosion control? If so, this section is for you.


EDC and USGBC partner for this award-winning guide focusing on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.


Daylight? LED? CFL? Something else entirely? We break down the options for this energy intensive building element.

Lighting Products

LEDs, shading systems, glazings and everything else related to lighting can be found here.

Mixed-Use Buildings

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Mixed-use projects offer a lot in one place...including sustainable design challenges.

New Construction

Case studies on the latest designs and projects for you to peruse.


EDC’s news helps keep you up to date on the latest happenings in the swiftly changing world of sustainability.


This section offers the latest tips and tricks to sustainably operate your facilities.

Plumbing Products

All the products related to water conservation, including the latest fixtures, can be found here.

Readers' Choice (RCA)

Our readers vote for their favorite products as submitted by manufacturers in a variety of categories. And, there're no age restrictions. Products released yesterday compete head-to-head with the classics.


That old building doesn’t need to be torn down. Find the inspiration to breathe new life into the facility here.

Residential Buildings

We cover both single family and multifamily projects creating a healthier living environment.

Residential Products

Looking for a new type of sustainable decking? Or maybe cabinetry made from certified wood? You'll find all of our residential offerings here.

Retail and Hospitality Buildings

Take a look inside the sustainable world of fast food, fine dining, lodging and more.

Roofing Products

You'll find all of the latest sustainable roofing products in this section, including metal, garden, white and everything else (literally) under the sun.

Software/Building Control Products

Keep in touch with the latest in technology helping to build smarter buildings and the means building occupants can stay in control.

Sustainable Home

Explore sustainable residential developments across the country and the latest news and information for the green residential marketplace.

Sustainable Flooring

Whether it's bamboo, concrete, hardwood, cork, rubber, resilient, ceramic, bio-based or something new, we've got your floor "covered."

Sustainable Flooring Products

Take a look at the hottest products the flooring industry has to offer in this section.

Top Products

Throughout the year, EDC runs a New+Notable section. Our "winners" are the ones that have received the most requests for more information.

Waste Management

This is the place for best practices and case studies describing how to minimize, reuse and recycle construction waste.

Water Conservation

There would be no life without water. We highlight the best ways to conserve this precious resource.







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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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