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The Dollars and Sense of Green Buildings

How Eco-Friendly Structures Outperform Other Real Estate Investments Numerous studies find that green buildings financially outperform ordinary structures. That’s good news for the investor, the tenant, and the planet. How the Investor Benefits from Green Buildings Successful commercial and industrial rentals depend on five things. Green buildings improve the potential outcome on every level: Fast occupancy: Empty space gathers no profits. New commercial or industrial buildings need to lease quickly to begin generating revenue. The benefits of green buildings attract… Read More

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Planting a Tree for Earth Day 2017

Saving Our Planet One Tree at a Time As part of the celebration for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, organizers are encouraging people to plant a tree as part of the Trees for Earth Campaign.  The Earth Day Network hopes to inspire environmentally-conscious people to plant 7.8 billion trees by the year 2020— one for every person in the world. So What’s the Big Deal about Trees? Trees are the single greatest asset available for battling air pollution on… Read More

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Building a Green Garage with a Metal Building

10 Ways Steel Garages Save Money, Time, and the Environment A prefabricated metal building creates three things property owners crave: vehicle security, space, and greater property value. Equally important to today’s eco-conscious consumer, pre-engineered steel garages are green garages. Can you even imagine all your vehicles— cars, boat, motorhome, riding mower—sheltered under one solid steel roof? Think of the possibilities! Do any of these garage options make your heart flutter? De-cluttering the house Crafting a workshop or hobby shop Constructing… Read More

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A Steel Warehouse is a Green Warehouse

28 Reasons to Use Sustainable Steel for Warehouse Construction Practically every consumer product spends time in a steel warehouse before it makes its way to our door. Steel framing dominates industrial construction. It grabs a shocking 95% of the market. Pre-engineered metal buildings provide the benefits warehouse operations demand: open space, strength, and cost-effectiveness. Steel warehouse advantages include: Simple customization Affordable construction Fast framing erection Ultra-width Elevated height Unrestricted length Unobstructed space Extra-wide openings Built-in damage resistance Lower operating costs Minimal… Read More

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Killing Kilowatt Waste in Steel Buildings

5 Ways to Slash Energy Bills in Commercial Metal Buildings Since steel buildings now account for 65% of all commercial construction in the U.S., finding ways to decrease energy usage in a metal structure benefits the planet, the country— and the business. Reducing energy consumption in commercial structures conserves energy resources, reduces America’s dependence on foreign energy sources— and fattens the business owners’ bottom line by cutting operating costs. How Much Energy Do Commercial Buildings Squander? Commercial buildings devour 19%… Read More

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Building Green for Our Children’s Future

Environmentally Responsible Building Starts with Steel Building green is one way we can help insure a better future for generations to come. Selecting sustainable construction materials like steel offers the most environmentally responsible choice for our children— and our planet. Green commercial and industrial builders today overwhelming choose steel framing for all their one to two-story construction projects. In fact, steel dominates all low-rise construction. Steel frames 65% of all new commercial construction and 95% of all new industrial building… Read More

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Why Tree Huggers Love Metal Buildings

Building with Steel Saves Trees— and Our Planet! Why would self-proclaimed “tree huggers” love metal buildings? Because every structure built with steel framing instead of wood framing saves trees. Breathe Easier with More Trees Deforestation diminishes the single greatest asset in combating air pollution— trees. So what is so great about trees? Here are just a few of the reasons we need to protect forests: Trees actually scrub our atmosphere. Trees inhale carbon dioxide from polluted air and exhale life-sustaining… Read More

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Steel Recycling Facts

America Recycles Day: November 15, 2016 When you look at the facts, it is clear that steel recycling is extremely effective. As we celebrate the 19th America Recycles Day, let’s take a closer look at the ways steel recycling helps the environmental. Why Steel Leads the Recycled Materials Pack Examine these steel recycling facts: 100% RECYCLABLE. Unlike lots of construction material recycling, steel is 100% recyclable. VOLUME. The staggering amount of steel recycled each year bogglers the mind. The U.S.… Read More

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Building Green Down on the Farm

Why Farmers and Ranchers Choose Pre-engineered Steel Buildings People who enjoy country living favor building green, eco-friendly structures on their rural properties. Whether their country home represents a retreat from urban life or their livelihood, rural dwellers love the land. Country people are, by nature, conservationists. Environment preservation is important to them, and so is eco-friendly green building. Farmers and ranchers were the first to appreciate and build with steel. Even before the environmental movement gained national support, those who… Read More

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Metal Buildings in Nebraska

Eco-Friendly Building in the Cornhuskers State Starts with Steel Pre-engineered metal buildings in Nebraska stand up to the unique challenges facing cornhuskers. Nebraska’s volatile climate demands structures able to withstand strong winds, occasional earthquakes, blizzards, and violent storms with lightning and tornadoes. Nebraskans demand environmentally friendly buildings. Prefabricated steel buildings satisfy both demands. Eco-conscious Nebraskans Nebraskans boast a proud heritage of caring for the environment. Looking out over endless prairies, early settlers in Nebraska longed for the tree-covered valleys and… Read More

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