MBMA’s Updated Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems Now Available
The Metal Building Manufacturers Association's
(MBMA) Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, Second
Edition, is now available in print or PDF at www.techstreet.com/mbma. Through easy online
ordering, this resource will put energy code compliance and design
information into the hands of anyone involved in construction and
interested in increasing energy efficiency. It is useful for
building owners, architects, engineers, builders, contractors,
building officials, specifiers, and metal building manufacturers.
The information can be applied to both new and existing
This publication provides a detailed
overview of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 provisions with specific application to metal
building systems. The updated version incorporates 2012 and 2015
International Energy Conservation Codes, as well as the 2010 and
2013 editions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1. Additional commentary has
been incorporated to address the latest editions of green building
codes, standards, and rating systems.
This comprehensive guide was
developed by MBMA members who volunteer their time and expertise to
the MBMA Energy Committee.
MBMA Director of Architectural
Services Jay Johnson acted as the technical editor for the guide.
He says, "The building sector currently represents more than 40% of
national energy consumption, 54% of natural gas consumption, and
more than 70% of national electricity consumption. As a result,
energy codes and standards, along with voluntary programs, continue
to call for a reduction in the consumption of energy in buildings.
Additionally, national public policy mandates for more
The second edition of the Energy
Design Guide for Metal Building Systems synthesizes pertinent
information on how to design, construct and maintain metal
buildings to be in compliance with these codes. The guide has 10
chapters, and numbers over 200 pages. It begins by introducing
metal building systems and applications, and then proceeds to
chapters on energy code fundamentals, insulating metal building
systems, cool roofs, and how to implement daylighting.
The newly released manual is
available now for $99 for non-members and $60 for MBMA members, and
can be purchased at