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39 Reasons Recycled Steel Rules

Celebrating the 17th America Recycles Day: November 15, 2014 Recycled steel leads the pack in recycled materials.  On the eve of the seventeenth America Recycles Day, some facts about the scope of steel recycling seem appropriate. Steel Recycling and Production Facts • Steel is 100% recyclable. • Steel retains all its strength when recycled. Recycle steel hundreds of times— and it is still just as strong as it was the first time. No other material can make that claim. •… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Industrial Buildings

Steel Industrial Buildings: The Green Choice

Environmentally Responsible Buildings for Industry We covered some of the business benefits of constructing steel industrial buildings in the two previous blogs. (See “7 Reasons to Choose Steel Industrial Buildings” and “7 More Reasons to Choose Steel Industrial Buildings.”) But what about the environmental impact of using steel framing for industrial construction? Is steel a green, eco-friendly choice? Absolutely! Recycling Steel Consider these steel facts: Steel is by far the most recycled material on the planet. Steel is 100% recyclable.… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Building Green with Steel, more

Steel Barns: Making a Red Barn Green

Why Farmers and Ranchers Choose Eco-friendly Metal Buildings Strong, durable and recyclable pre-engineered steel barns and agricultural buildings make it easy to be “green.” The environmental benefits of metal buildings make them with favorite for rural dwellers and city dwellers alike. This Land is Your Land Farmers and ranchers respect the land. Their very existence depends on the earth’s bounty. Being “green” comes naturally to them. That is just one of the many reasons so many ranchers and farmers make… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Steel Building Benefits

77 Reasons to Choose Pre-engineered Steel Buildings- Part 4

Metal Buildings: Building Green for Future Generations This series catalogs the reasons for choosing pre-engineered steel buildings. In the first three parts of the series, we covered the rewards prefabricated metal buildings provide during design, construction, and use. The customer’s benefits are just part of the story of steel. Some of the greatest attributes of steel buildings begin at the end of the structure’s life. Building Green with Pre-engineered Steel Buildings Today it is more important than ever to think… Read More

In Building Green with Steel

Celebrating Steel Buildings on Earth Day 2014

Steeling into a Greener Future with Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Today, April 22, 2014, marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day held in the U.S., the movement has spread to global proportions. This year over a BILLION people in 190 countries actively participate in Earth Day. Green Cities built with Red-Iron Steel The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Green Cities.” “With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Steel Building Benefits

7 Green Benefits of Pre-engineered Steel Buildings

Saving America’s Resources with Eco-Friendly Steel According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “A green building is a structure that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout its life-cycle.” Pre-engineered steel buildings fit that criteria perfectly.  Here are seven reasons why red-iron steel makes a great green building material: 1. Pre-engineered Steel Buildings: 100% Recyclable Steel is recycled far more than any other material. Why? One, steel separates easily from the other waste materials with huge electromagnets.  Two, steel can be… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

Saving Energy with Commercial Metal Buildings

HOW BETTER INSULATION FOR STEEL BUILDINGS DRAMATICALLY IMPROVES ENERGY BILLS Non-residential structures constructed with pre-engineered commercial metal buildings can reap huge energy savings— with the right insulation package.  In fact, proper insulation for steel buildings can provide decades of energy savings. Deeper Wall Cavities in Commercial Metal Buildings Insulation packages for commercial pre-engineered steel buildings are environmentally “green.” Investing in premium-grade metal building insulation saves natural resources— and the greenbacks of the property owners. The walls of pre-engineered metal buildings are by… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

Go Green with a Pre-engineered Metal Building

HOW GREEN STEEL BUILDINGS HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT A pre-engineered metal building uses the most recycled substance in the world: steel. For the environmentally conscious, making "green" steel buildings using metal to frame a commercial building is a no-brainer. Using A Pre-Engineered Metal Building Saves Trees With Eco-Friendly Building Materials For example, let’s say you are planning an 80’ x 125’ single-story commercial building.  The structure would require 200-250 trees to produce the lumber for the framing.  That is about… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

Building Green with Commercial Steel Buildings

Pre-engineered Steel Buildings: The Eco- Friendly Choice Did you know pre-engineered commercial steel buildings help protect the environment? Today American commercial builders and investors place great importance on using “green” sustainable building materials.  According to one Gallup Poll, 73% of Americans admit being concerned about the environment. But is steel a green, sustainable building material?  You bet it is. Commercial Steel Buildings and Recycling Steel is the most recycled material in the entire world. The Steel Recycling Institute reports 82… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings

The Clearspan Advantage of Pre-engineered Commercial Steel Buildings

Wide Open Spaces for Floor Plan Flexibility Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.  Consequently, pre-engineered commercial steel buildings allow much wider, unobstructed interior areas for commercial building projects. How Clear Span Floor Space Enhances Commercial Steel Buildings This ability to span long distances without interior support columns is called “clear span.” Clear span steel framing supports the load of its own weight without the need to “prop up” the framing with load-bearing interior walls. RHINO prefabricated… Read More

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