On-Site Construction is Wasteful.
Traditional construction methods result in commercial buildings with shorter lifetimes and more of an environmental footprint. Extended onsite construction phases increase the risks associated with air, water and noise pollution. Offsite construction reduces these risks. Steel will never burn, never rot, never off-gas. Steel contains more recycled materials than wood. And building with steel earns points for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certifications.
Steel is an environmentally friendly alternative to wood, cutting no trees to make steel structural members. Steel-framed construction produces less scrap and waste than comparable wood-framed projects.
STEEL & sustainability
Steel is nontoxic because it will not contaminate indoor air quality.
Steel contains a large recycled component, and it can be fully recycled at the end of its useful life.
Building with Steel earns additional points for projects striving for LEED™ certification.