A green building, at its heart, has characteristics that, through their very nature, optimize positive impacts while minimizing negative ones—from construction to the end of the building's useful life.
FREMONT, CA : Sustainable development a building green have become prevalent in the construction business vocabulary that one can sometimes lose sight of what green truly means and why it is so important. So, what exactly is a green building? According to the environment protection agency, green or sustainable building is the practice of developing and implementing cleaner and more resource-efficient construction, renovation, service, repair, demolition, and disposal models.
A green building, at its heart, has characteristics that, through their very nature, optimize positive impacts while minimizing negative ones—from construction to the end of the building's useful life. Three key factors are used to evaluate these characteristics: environmental effects, economic impact, and health and community impact. From building site impacts and decreased energy usage to responsible material usage and indoor environmental efficiency, custom metal buildings are an excellent choice for achieving these objectives.
Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39 percent of carbon dioxide emissions, 40 percent of energy consumption, 13 percent of water consumption, and 15 percent of GDP per year, according to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Given these figures and tougher codes and new regulations requiring more significant use of green building materials and the AIA 2030 Challenge to construct carbon-neutral and net-zero energy buildings, carefully selecting building materials is critical to preserving the environment and the company.
Here are a few main aspects of green construction where the custom metal building process stands out.
Due to the reliability of the materials, owners can expect low maintenance costs from metal roofs and wall panels. Metal roofs last between 40 and 60 years, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Metal roofs that are well built can also withstand high winds and snow loads. Star IMPs' strength is advantageous since they are immune to fire, wind, hail, water, insects, and rodents.
Metal roof and wall panels are made up of at least 25 percent of overall post-consumer recycled material, with structural members containing up to 50 percent post-consumer recycled material. Due to the strength of Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) versus single skin systems, one can also reduce the amount of structural support required for a building envelope.