Apart from all the other great things that we can say about steel buildings, such as their value for money, their ease of use, the fast turnaround time on ordering, manufacturing, and building them, the fact that they are also good for the environment has to be the icing on the excellent, steel structure of a cake.
Everyone wants to be eco-friendly. It’s an essential way of life if we want to save the planet, and make it a more comfortable place to live. But sometimes business and planet saving don’t exactly go hand in hand. Unless you’re utilising a steel building, of course.
Compared to a traditionally built wooden framed building, a steel building of the same size uses far less resources. As opposed to the hundreds of trees and hours of manpower, a steel building uses sustainable materials that take less time to source and stand up longer, even with wear and tear. Also, the manufacturing of steel buildings uses less water, and produces fewer CO2 emissions than traditional wood built structures. Add that to the fact that producing the steel buildings is a less time consuming job (which means that it uses less energy to do, which in turn is good for the environment), and you can already see just how great a steel building really is.
Since most of the components of a steel building are pre-fabricated, the building process is shorter, fewer workers are required, and there is less onsite machinery needed too. Win win!
Once the buildings are up and ready to use, they are excellent at being energy efficient. Create a building with the right mix of insulation and heating and cooling systems, and you can save up to 50% of the energy you would otherwise have used. That’s good for the environment and your pocket.
Steel building last for a long time. Years. Decades. And they only need a little maintenance in all that time. So once a steel building is built, it remains, making it the most sustainable building out there. It’s not going to come tumbling down or need repairs, and therefore isn’t going to waste energy and resourced patching it up or rebuilding it. Ideal!