Steel Provides The Way Forward For Sustainable Metal Buildings

STEVENS Engineers & Constructors, a Middleburg Heights pre-engineered metal building supplier, recently published a blog post talking about the importance of green construction for the environment. Steel makes it easy to go green for the metal building industry.

The choice of steel for construction is a step toward sustainability. “It's the only material used in construction that is 100% recyclable. Most of the steel being used today has already been recycled,” says STEVENS.


Sustainable construction is the foundation for setting one business apart from others with a focus on the environment.

STEVENS's blog post discusses how metal buildings are changing the face of the construction industry as a step toward sustainability.

Unlike wood construction where excess is discarded, “With metal buildings, every piece of steel is designed and manufactured for your particular facility, meaning there is no steel waste produced,” adds STEVENS.

Steel is 100% recyclable and can be repurposed. Metal building construction opens up an array of opportunities to save energy and power the building with solar panels.

“For example, using white roof panels with unique pigments can reflect and re-emit solar radiation,” suggests STEVENS. “Metal roofs are also perfect for solar panels so that you can convert the sun's energy into electricity to power your building.”

Solar energy keeps buildings cooler while reducing energy use by almost 40%. Insulation is easy to install in a metal building inside the steel frame in roof panels and walls. This helps reduce heat transfer through walls, decreasing the need for energy to keep a building warm and cool in the winter and summer, respectively.

Prefabricated metal buildings are designed with weather-tight doors and windows for a tight seal. This eliminates the risk of air leaks that drain energy.

What sets a metal building apart is its resistance to mold and mildew without the need for additional treatments post-construction. Steel can withstand natural disasters better than a wood-framed construction.

Emphasizing steel construction benefits, STEVENS says, “Steel doesn't absorb moisture, so it won't play host to any bacteria that can be harmful to the occupants of the building.”

“By building with steel, your structure will be resistant to many environmental effects so that it will survive for decades with little to no maintenance.”

The strength of metal constructions cannot be challenged. Steel buildings are energy-efficient, durable, and low maintenance.

“Building a metal building puts you ahead of the game when it comes to green building standards,” adds STEVENS.

Steel is the prime choice for an environmentally friendly construction. STEVENS is the leader for pre-engineered metal building systems that provides advanced steel building kits for streamlined construction. Check out STEVENS' website for customizing the next metal building project.


For more information about STEVENS Engineers & Constructors, contact the company here:

STEVENS Engineers & Constructors
Vicki Anderson
(440) 234-7888
7850 Freeway Circle, Suite 100
Middleburg Hts, OH 44130