Eco Friendly Green Steel Buildings
Green Building Technology
At Metal Building Outlet we supply Green Buildings made from recycled building materials. Our green steel building systems are designed to be ecological with sustainability and environmental impact in mind. Our prefabricated steel building products will meet and exceed your construction needs and have a minimal impact on the environment through use of low-emission adhesives and sealants. Our green building kits are designed to be constructed as a complete building envelope which will maximize energy efficiency and increase energy savings.
Metal Building Outlet works with Nucor, the largest recycler of steel in the United States. The recycled content of the steel in our green buildings is published at 89% or above. We also supply insulated metal panels fabricated by manufacturers who produce sustainable building components including Kingspan and Metal Span. Our insulation is supplied by eco-friendly fiberglass insulation manufacturers, these fiberglass insulation materials have a total recycled content of 42.5%.
Tax Credits and Incentives for Building Green
Green building construction not only reduces the environmental impact on a community but in tern saves the building owner or investors' money. The U.S. Government offers incentive programs for building green; these include tax credits, federal grants and low interest loans. Investing in green building systems will yield a savings up to ten times the initial investment over the lifetime of the building.
The sustainable building materials and eco-friendly green building designs can result in your steel building receiving LEED© certification points. (SEE CHART BELOW) Energy saving insulation options and components for commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings can earn you credits or rebates in energy efficiency programs including Energy Star. The Green technology and enhancements in steel buildings makes them more environmentally conscious, energy efficient and leaves less of a carbon footprint.
How Steel Buildings Earn LEED© Certification Points:
|LEED Section *||Subject||Potential
|MR Credit 4.1 & 4.2||Recycled Content||2||NBS Recycled Content over 89%|
|SS Credit 7.2||Heat Island Effect: Roof||1||NBS Offers 2 roof paints with Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) over 78|
|MR Credit 5.1 & 5.2||Use of Regional Materials||2||NBS multiple plant locations and Nucor domestic steel mills can often contribute to the use of regional materials. This varies based on the job site. The local plant will assist in determining regional content|
|MR Credit 3.1 & 3.2||Materials Reuse||2||All NBS steel materials are 100% recyclable in the future.|
|* Based on LEED for New Construction - Version 2.2|