Showing entries for category: “sustainability”

Life Cycle Sustainability of Steel

From production to end-of-life, steel construction products offer builders sustainability advantages over alternative materials like wood. A new document from the Steel Market Development Institute has been developed to examine the...
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Ease of Construction

Steel provides versatility and design freedom for architects and designers, but it also provides contractors and trades with a highly engineered, high­-quality and consistent building material to make construction easier and more...
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Resilient Building Design

Steel-intensive resilient buildings can play a major role in ensuring communities are prepared, and resilience is increasingly being considered as an important design requirement by owners and builders. Resilient building design goes...
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Recycling and Reuse

A key factor in steel’s sustainability is its ability to be recycled again and again without losing quality. All North American steel products contain a significant amount of recycled content, including some products consisting of more...
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Steel and LEEDv4

For decades, most discussions about steel’s role in sustainable construction focused on its recycled content and end-of-life recyclability. But as the “green building” movement matured and the science behind sustainability became...
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