Sustainable Metal Buildings
We are committed to environmentally-friendly construction products and practices.
We support our customers who are striving to be environmentally-friendly or are seeking the long-term cost savings associated with energy-efficient solutions. You can count on Mirin Building Systems to guide projects designed to achieve green building certification and create a sustainable metal building.
THE ADVANTAGES OF A METAL BUILDING FOR YOUR GREEN PROJECT
When it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency, there’s no gray area. Codes are firm and standards are straightforward; this also often applies to the budget. As you start looking for construction material, you will find that steel is hands down the best product for a green project. Metal buildings also require less material than traditional buildings, as so are often the more cost-effective solution. Learn more about the sustainability benefits of steel buildings below.
Steel is Sustainable
Steel is a sustainable solution from raw material extraction through manufacturing and shipping. It is composed of a large percentage of recycled materials and is completely recyclable at the end of its life, reducing the amount of waste that enters the landfills. It features a high strength-to-weight ratio, reducing the amount of materials used in construction.
Steel delivers long-lasting durability, meaning that fewer materials will have to be replaced over the life of your metal building. The pre-engineered design of metal buildings helps reduce material waste and shorten construction time, minimizing negative impacts at the construction site.
Sustainable Design Options
There are several design options for your sustainable steel building that can improve its overall energy efficiency.
The LEED rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Buildings Council to certify sustainable buildings. Our engineered steel buildings can contribute to earning the following credits: