The Benefits of Metal Building Construction: A Sustainable Solution
The importance of taking good care of the environment and reducing needless waste has permeated to the forefront of the world’s industries, and this includes construction. Not only are companies like D.R. Poulin Construction finding better methods to promote a cleaner planet, we are also using these methods to reduce expenses for business owners like you.
Through sensible practices with metal building construction comes a solution that will leave you feeling confident, knowing that your building cuts your energy costs and your carbon footprint. Here are a few benefits of metal building construction:
Metal buildings are naturally energy-efficient due to their reflective properties. SP and PVDF cool-coated walls and roof panels reflect the sun’s rays and heat, which reduces the amount of energy needed to cool the building in warmer months. This, along with adding insulation to the walls and roof, will maximize the life of the walls and panels, further improving energy efficiency and lowering costs.
Your facility can even go a step further by storing rain water. The metal roofing panels have the ability to channel water off of the roof and into a holding basin or into a recycling container for water, enabling you to keep the grounds well hydrated and reduce your reliance on a sprinkler system.
Reduced Waste and Increased Recycling
Metal building construction produces less waste than traditional construction methods. This is because the building materials used in metal construction are custom-engineered, so they are cut and fabricated off-site to precise measurements. This reduces the amount of material waste generated during the construction process.
You may be surprised by the fact that metal buildings are typically 30% lighter than traditional construction. Because the building is lighter, it requires far less foundational concrete, saving you costs in materials.
Additionally, steel is the most recycled item in the world. Our buildings are usually manufactured from over 70% recycled steel. Choosing a metal building to house your business allows for several materials to be reused in new projects and keeps them from piling up in a landfill. It also removes the need to use finite resources and energy to produce new steel materials.
Durability and Longevity
Metal buildings are known for their durability and long lifespan. With a useful life of more than 40 years, the coated metal roofing panels will require fewer resources to replace or repair the building in the future, which keeps roofing materials out of landfills and saves you from high energy consumption.
Reduced Environmental Impact
The environmental impact of metal building construction is significantly lower than traditional construction methods. At D.R. Poulin, we are proud to work with our steel material manufacturer, which recycles 22 million tons of metal each year, reducing mining waste by 97%, air pollution by 86%, and water pollution by 76%. The reduction in waste, energy consumption, and emissions means that our metal buildings have a smaller carbon footprint. This leads to a healthier world and happier business leaders who feel confident that their business is taking the right step forward.
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