Steel Building Systems, Inc
At its simplest form, green building is construction which casues the least impact on the environment.
Green building considers all environmental aspects of a project. This includes site location, building design and operation, and the eventual deconstruction of the structure.
Green building integrates all— or some— of these strategies to reduce the “carbon footprint” of a structure:
A green builder strives to find a delicate balance between what is best for the planet— and what is best for the building’s owner.
Cost will always be a factor in every building decision. However, visionary green builders consider not only current construction costs, but also long-term cost offsets. While some green building tactics and material choices cost slightly more than conventional scourge-the-earth construction, the long-term benefits of green building often reap greater financial rewards.
For example, choosing energy-efficient double-pane windows, up-grade insulation materials, skylights for natural lighting, or reflective roofing materials adds to the initial cost of construction. However, these energy-conscious additions slash operating costs over the lifetime of the building, while improving the comfort of the inhabitants.
Choosing a cheaper, less eco-friendly building material may save a little now, but cost far more in operation.
Wood constructs a less stable structure, increasing maintenance costs. A high-performance building material like recycled steel provides a stronger, more durable structure, which lasts decades longer with very little maintenance.
Depending on what features are selected, constructing a green building may cost as little as 2% more than a conventional building. Many sustainable buildings cost even less than comparable resource-wasteful projects.
RHINO Steel Building Systems create solid, durable, environmental-friendly structures that last. Contact RHINO now to learn more about the green building qualities of our prefabricated metal buildings. Our toll-free number is 888.320.7466.
The more you learn about green building with RHINO, the more you will be hooked on recycled steel!