Why Steel Buildings Are an Eco-Friendly Choice

Considering steel as the main material component for your upcoming build?

Today, steel buildings — and metal buildings in general — are largely considered to be the most eco-friendly forms of construction.

Below, we’ll take a look at the top three reasons steel construction is good for the environment. But first, what is a pre-engineered steel building?

Could a Steel Structured Building Be Right for Your Next Project?

Steel buildings are manufactured in factories, but they can be built anywhere. No matter the location of your new build, the materials are easily transported. Depending on your needs, these buildings can be adapted and customized.

Essentially, they are ready to assemble and require less extensive labor and material costs during actual construction. Steel structures are an excellent alternative to concrete or wood. They are cost-effective, environmentally friendly, highly weather-resistant, and attractive.

Now, let’s have a look at the top three reasons steel buildings are so eco-friendly.

Top 3 Reasons Steel Buildings Are Eco-Friendly

1. The production of steel is a sustainable process to begin with.

Today, the production of steel is more efficient and “green” than ever. While it still involves a substantial amount of energy, the process uses far less water than it did in the past and emits significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions. This is due to modern systems of energy management and more sophisticated production processes.

Of course, the manufacturing of steel and steel building construction also spares our precious trees. No trees need to be cut when steel buildings are erected.

2. Less waste is produced during the construction of steel buildings.

Steel buildings are pre-engineered and pre-fabricated, which means there’s less to do during the actual process of erection. Our builders will construct the structure of your new building using already-designed and manufactured parts. And in turn, this will eliminate a tremendous amount of construction waste that would otherwise be created during a build.

3. Overall energy costs will be lower once your building is completed.

Once your structure is completed, you’ll benefit from lower overall energy costs every month. This is largely due to the fact that our builders won’t have to compromise the structural integrity of your building in order to implement substantial insulation.

Better insulation equals lower utility bills. In the warmer months, the coolness will be kept in, so you won’t be losing money on wasted air conditioning. During the winter, you won’t lose the heat you’re paying for.

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Dutton & Garfield is here to help you with your next New England construction project. Our full-service construction company is dedicated to providing customers with the best in performance and quality.

Whether your new building will be a sports center, storage facility, showroom, or other structure, our team of experienced professionals has your best interests in mind and will help you choose the optimal materials and structure for your purposes.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and get started on your build!