Environmental Steel Facts, A Great Material To Work With
It is common knowledge that as an Elephant Structures brand, we deal in steel. The range of products we provide our customers are all built with it due to its durability, affordability, and ease of customization & construction.
However, something that doesn’t get talked about often is how steel is actually pretty awesome to use if you’re trying to be environmentally friendly. A few of steel’s characteristics that make it a “green” product compared to other building materials are:
–Steel is 100% recyclable, and upon being recycled, it doesn’t lose its strength or durable characteristics. This means you can take old steel, and make it into a new building without wasting more resources! It also reduces energy consumption!
–Steel Construction has many advantages. Since our structures are prefabricated at an offsite location, and then brought to you in easy-to-assemble pieces, no machinery is needed, and labor is used minimally. This saves energy, time, and resources.
–Steel buildings require less heating and cooling to maintain room temperature, as air flow is easier to control. For further air flow control, our buildings are easily insulated, which saves even more on HVAC costs and reduces energy consumption.
–Steel is very durable. Where other materials break down, rot, or need upgrades to structural support, steel needs none. You will use less materials and energy on the lifetime of a steel building, where a wood building will need to be replaced in the future (or at least parts of it).
Save Trees, Use Steel!
To us, steel is the obvious winner. That’s why it’s the main ingredient in all our building designs. If you are in need of a building that protects your assets, and you’re interested in being more environmentally friendly, we want to help you reduce your carbon footprint! Give us a call at (855) 227-7678, and check out our online builder for design options and real-time pricing!