Metal Building Sustainability | How Steel Is Recycled

There are many benefits to use a steel building for your next project rather than a traditional timber building.

They are more cost efficient in the long-term, they require little routine maintenance and upkeep, they construct quickly, and they last for generations.

They are also very eco-friendly.

Steel buildings produce fewer emissions when they’re being constructed, they are more energy efficient because of the insulation and painting options, and they last longer, so there’s no need to rebuild or repair.

They also don’t use as many resources during construction.

If you frame your house using pine, the average home requires 22 full grown pine trees just for the frame.

When you take all the extras into account, like hardwood floors, cabinets, furniture, etc. could easily double the number of trees used.

When all is said and done, you’re looking at 50 mature pine trees being used in the construction of one home. In large developments, the number of trees needed for construction adds up quickly.

And once you’ve used the lumber, it can’t be recycled. You can plant a new tree, and wait years and years for it to grow, but you can’t reuse the tree you’ve already cut down.

This is where steel buildings have a significant advantage.

There are obviously zero trees needed to construct a steel building.

And, since steel is the most recycled product in the world, once you’re done with it, you can recycle it, and it becomes something else.

That’s not the case with lumber.

In the article below, we will give you an overview of recycling metal, it’s importance, and the various processes.

source https://www.cdmg.com/building-faqs/how-steel-is-recycled

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