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3 Ways a Steel Building is More Environmentally Sustainable

3 Ways a Steel Building is More Environmentally Sustainable

Sustainability sells. Just take a look at our article here on the benefits of prefab steel in the real estate market. Sure, reduced construction time and overall costs mean you’ll see a return on your investment sooner. But the benefits don’t stop just after the construction process. Carbon-neutral planning and energy-efficient operation are at the top of mind for business owners everywhere. Environmental sustainability attracts consumers in every industry. How can a steel building help you stay on track with this wave of green development?

1. Prefab Steel Buildings are 100% Recyclable

We’re proud to boast that steel is your best choice for recyclable construction. For projects with a shorter lifespan, deconstructing and recycling your steel building is quick and cost-effective because the materials can be recycled endlessly. In fact, recycled steel is actually necessary to produce a new steel building, making it possible to recycle your building materials without ever losing strength. By choosing a recyclable building material, you’re not only reducing your contribution to landfills but creating a more long-lasting, sustainable structure.

Why can’t other building materials compete? While all-natural materials like wood may sound appealing, consider this: we’re attempting to see that fewer trees are sacrificed for lumber, leaving them to produce more oxygen and eat away at our carbon emissions every day.

2. Prefab Steel Buildings Reduce Energy Expenditure

A prefabricated steel building offers a variety of customizations to improve energy efficiency, including ECO-friendly insulation. Our goal is to reduce energy expenditure over the life of your structure. And it makes a difference for more than just the environment – properly installed insulation in steel buildings can drastically reduce your heating and cooling bills, making a positive impact on your bottom line. Unlike other building materials, you won’t experience any shifting or loosening over time. Maintaining a tight seal with strong, sturdy materials means increased efficiency and lowered costs.

3. Steel Requires Less Maintenance and Decreased Waste

By investing in steel, you’re investing in the environment. Unlike wood and other organic materials, steel is resistant to the elements, even when left untreated. Not only are our structures designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, heavy snowfall, and earthquakes, but no pest can snack on steel. Chemical treatments can be both harmful to the environment and costly. Avoid both treatments and potentially costly material replacements by choosing the only material that is resistant to:

  • Termites
  • Wood Ants
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Mold

Extending the life cycle of commercial grade buildings reduces construction waste and energy consumption.


About Us

We are Coastal Steel Structures, your trusted brand for prefabricated steel buildings. By creating rigorous standards for durability and quality for a variety of industries, we have ensured that our buildings are consistently the best available. For nearly 13 years, we’ve served your needs in virtually every industry, from agricultural to equestrian, recreational to residential. Fast delivery, simple assembly, and unbeatable warranties – to learn more about the benefits of cost-effective steel for your industry, visit us here at

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