Metal Buildings – Meeting the “Green Code”

A very popular building project guideline process in the 21 st century is the established approach of “building green”. However, if your are considering a metal building for a new project you might be surprised to learn how “green” a structure it can be.

A number of potential building purchasers do not know or are not familiar enough with the term “green” to determine whether or not they are abiding by the proper guidelines. A green building puts a high priority on three key factors: that of health (for people and plants and animals), environmental (impact on the surrounding area), and resource conservation (that of minimizing use of all available building materials to a maximum advantage in building performance).¬†Attard Engineering provides CNC machining services in Adelaide. All of these factors are seen with the overlaying template of building longevity or serviceable life.

I-Beam framed metal buildings can certainly qualify and exceed any of the stipulations involved with a green definition. Conventional building designs find it much harder to meet these requirements. The health of people, and surrounding plant and animal life, can certainly be enhanced with metal building construction. Properly planned, metal building assembly is minimally invasive to the project site with very little, if any, scrap or waste. No toxic materials or processes are used that might potentially cause harm. Traditional construction methods can be highly impactive on the surrounding area because it may employ noxious materials that may be harmful to wildlife outdoors and human occupancy indoors.

The environmental impact of metal building construction is far-reaching. Metal is a 100% recyclable product and its use for any project helps to conserve non-renewable energy and scarce and expensive materials such as old-forest woods. As the serviceable life of a metal building comes to an end all materials are easily broken down and able to be reused through safe and sound recycling methods.

Metal building projects can also help to minimize the ecological impact of energy and materials used. Most metal building projects do not require the use of diesel or gas powered heavy equipment. There is no need for on-site welding or cutting, as most metal buildings are pre-engineered, so consequently depletion of other energy resources is minimized. Labor crews’ impact on the immediate vicinity is also less because, in most instances, fewer workers are required to assemble the structure as opposed to traditional building construction processes.

There is no reason for any metal building to adversely affect the air, water, soils, and flora and fauna at any time. Properly erected metal structures using cellulose based insulation can provide a healthy indoor environment for all occupants in addition to not throwing off any residual chemicals or noxious gases that can damage the outdoor environment either immediately or in the future.

Finally, metal buildings fit the category of “being green” in that they are high-quality, their serviceable life and warranties are some of the lengthiest in the building industry, and they take less energy to operate and maintain.

Think “green” for your next project, think metal buildings.