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Metal Buildings Promote Better Air Quality

The Inside Story on Indoor Air Quality Building a safe, healthy structure means limiting indoor air pollutants. Constructing metal buildings helps generate the freshest inside air possible. Why Is Indoor Air Quality So Important? Most Americans now spend 90% of each day indoors. The very young, the very old, and those with respiratory ailments— who are most susceptible the effects of…

Safer Day Care Centers with Steel Buildings

The Strongest, Healthiest Childcare Centers Start with Steel Safety is the number one reason to construct day care centers with steel buildings. The health and well-being of the children and the staff must always be the first priority. Poor Indoor Air Quality Maintaining a healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) cannot be over stressed in any structure, but particularly in a…

Indoor Air Quality and Productivity

Healthy Workers Are Productive Workers The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes as many as 30% of new or renovated structures have serious building indoor air quality issues. That is an alarming statistic, since Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors. Indoor air quality can actually be many times worse than outdoor air on a smoggy day. Literally thousands of pollutants…

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Reducing Pollutants in Homes and Businesses Improves Well-being Green building products should impact the environment around us— and indoor air quality— as little as possible. The goal must be to reduce pollutants outdoors and indoors. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers indoor air quality (IAQ) even more critical to overall health than pollution in the atmosphere. An EPA study found…

Breathe Easier with Metal Buildings- Part 4

How an Insulated Steel Building Reduces Noise Pollution The first three articles in this series covered the ways pre-engineered metal buildings improve indoor air quality. Steel is inorganic and does not outgas, promote mold, or attract termites. Better indoor air is just the beginning of the benefits of building with steel. Did you know noise pollution also impacts your health…

Breathe Easier with Metal Buildings- Part 3

Avoid Costly Chemical Treatments with Steel Buildings Pre-engineered metal buildings do not need to be treated with outgassing chemicals to ward off termites. No termites— even those voracious Formosan termites— can make a meal of steel. Think termites are a small problem? Think again. Termites: Little Enemies, Big Appetites In order to discourage termites and other insects, dangerous chemicals must…

Breathe Easier with Metal Buildings- Part 1

How Steel Buildings Reduce Indoor Pollution Metal buildings provide significant advantage for chemically sensitive people. They will literally breathe easier in a pre-engineered steel building. Why? Metal buildings improve indoor air quality. How? Several benefits of prefabricated steel buildings work keep the air clear. Steel is Inorganic Like any other plant, wood can cause allergies. Wood dust itself can be…