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Green Self Storage Facilities Start with Steel

Eco-Friendly Metal Buildings and Mini-Warehouses Environmentally conscious builders, developers, and investors overwhelmingly turn to pre-engineered steel buildings when planning green self storage projects. Building mini-warehouse businesses with steel structures cuts building costs, reduces operational costs— and delights eco-friendly customers. What could be better? The Green Qualities of Steel Self Storage Buildings To meet green guidelines, a building material is examined for its recycled content and its recovery rate. As the most recycled material on the face of the earth, steel… Read More

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WOOD versus STEEL Buildings- Part 3

Which is Greener— Wood or Steel Buildings? When considering wood versus steel buildings, it is important not to overlook the environmental implications of the two systems. Which substance leaves a smaller environmental footprint? ENVIRONMENT WOOD framing proponents crow that wood is more sustainable than steel. Wipe out a forest harvesting trees for virgin lumber? No problem! Simply replant more trees, right? However, even the fastest growing softwood tree species need 30-40 years to mature. Stronger hardwood trees take even longer… Read More

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Steel: The Green Choice for Rec Buildings

Eco-Friendly Recreational Buildings Begin with Steel Building green commercial or institutional rec buildings means choosing construction materials with the smallest possible environmental impact. Steel framing is the recycling winner of all green building methods. Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Conservationists rate preserving natural resources by three main methods: reducing, recycling, and reducing. REDUCING: Choosing pre-engineered steel building systems for rec buildings reduces raw material usage. Steel’s superior strength-to-weight ratio produces a stouter structure with far fewer building materials than other construction… Read More

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Building Green Healthcare Facilities

Choosing Eco-Friendly Materials for Medical Buildings There are two compelling reasons to build green healthcare facilities: saving our planet and saving money. Choosing sustainable, recycled structural materials for any new construction project conserves resources and promotes cleaner air quality. Building green is the responsible choice. Altruistic conservation ideals aside, building green healthcare facilities is also the practical choice. Green buildings last longer, consume less energy, and cost less to operate. Saving RESOURCES by Building Green with Steel The U.S. Green Building… Read More

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Why Green Builders LOVE Steel Framing

Showing the Love for Eco-Friendly Metal Buildings Environmental-conscious green builders love steel framing. Pre-engineered metal building systems allow construction companies to offer strong, durable, green low-rise structures at a highly competitive price. #1 Reason Green Builders Love Steel Framing While most builders want to aid in saving our planet, the bottom line is still the bottom line. In any industry, you must supply what the customer wants to stay in business and make a profit. Over 73% of Americans say… Read More

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Building Green in 2016

Eco-Friendly Construction Practices for the Coming Year Whether you are a professional builder or planning a personal construction project this year, consider building green. High-performance, sustainable building is not as difficult— or as expensive— as many people believe. There are dozens of ways to reduce the environmental footprint of a construction project. Focusing on wise choices in the following two areas will reap great environmental— and financial rewards. Plus, you have the added satisfaction of knowing you are doing your… Read More

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What Is ENERGY STAR®?

How the ENERGY STAR® Label Saves You Money The ENERGY STAR® Program leads American consumers and businesses to verifiable energy-efficient products. The ENERGY STAR® label alerts buyers about products which reduce utility bills— and greenhouse emissions. Cleaner air and cheaper energy bills— that’s a win/win for everyone. Origins of the ENERGY STAR® Program The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the ENERGY STAR® as a volunteer program to reduce air pollution. In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),… Read More

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Building Green Churches with Steel

Stretching Natural Resources— and Church Resources— with Steel Building green churches means choosing construction materials with the smallest environmental impact. Steel building is the environmental champion of green building methods. “Steel as the primary structural building material, with its inherent recyclable nature and its efficiency of assembly, is the logical and responsible choice for Green Building,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council. The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) sponsors a voluntary program certifying green building projects. Using… Read More

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Why Churches are Building Green

Sustainability and Stewardship in Today’s Religious Building Projects Today, many churches are building green, environmentally-friendly worship centers and auxiliary buildings. Churches are building green structures for the same reasons commercial and industrial builders— it simply makes sense. Choosing building products with the smallest possible environmental impact is the primary goal of all green building, including religious facilities. 3 Reasons Churches are Going Green Three main influences usually fan the flock’s interest in creating sustainable structures. 1. ENVIRONMENTAL-CONSCIOUS CONGREGATIONS: Many parishioners… Read More

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10 Landscaping Tips for Green Churches

How to Make Church Landscaping More Eco-Friendly Energy efficiency extends beyond the front door in green churches. Strategic church landscape design reduces energy consumption and saves water. Green Churches Sow Seeds that Reap Rewards Beautiful landscaping makes a church seem more inviting. When properly planned, church landscape design also helps cut energy bills for eco-friendly green churches. Here are some tips for making the most of the green spaces around your worship center: 1. USE NATIVE PLANTS. The trees, shrubberies,… Read More

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