GREEN BUILDING DESIGN, ALSO KNOWN AS "SUSTAINABLE BUILDING" IS COMING OF AGE AS WE RECOGNIZE THAT GLOBAL RESOURCES ARE LIMITED AND THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS INEVITABLE
Green building recognizes the environmental impact of buildings, their construction, life-cycle and ultimate demolition, and works to lessen this impact through:
Certified buildings are designed and engineered by trained and certified structural metal building engineers to meet all local building codes for snow and wind load and seismic conditions. All components are engineered and fabricated to precise specifications using the highest grade commercial steel available.
Modern steel manufacturers employ energy efficient methods in steel production that help to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and when a steel building is demolished to make way for new construction, the metal building materials don't end up in a landfill as do materials like asphalt, shingles, concrete, brick and wood. The steel is recycled instead.
Steel can be recycled over and over again without loss of the quality of the steel. More steel is recycled than all other recyclable materials combined.
METAL BUILDING ROOFS ALSO WORK TO SAVE ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN COOLER CLIMATES. A PAINTED METAL ROOF NOT ONLY REFLECTS HEAT IN SUMMER, BUT ALSO RETAINS HEAT INSIDE THE BUILDING ON COOL DAYS. SAVING ON HEATING COSTS AND KEEPING THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT HEALTHY AND COMFORTABLE IN BOTH SUMMER AND WINTER.
Remember, for your upcoming construction project, steel buildings:
By their very nature steel buildings are durable, cost effective, energy efficient and green. Contact Interstate Steel Structures to help build your next steel structure!