Building Green does not just mean using an Energy Star approved color on your roof or wall panels, it is much more than that. Green Building involves everything from start to finish. The raw material, how did it get to the job site. These are all factors involved in Green Building.
Rigid Global Buildings provides a variety of Energy Star approved colors, however we don’t stop there. Our materials are also made up of of recycled material.
- Primary Framing: 87% Post-Consumer Recycled Content 13% Pre-Consumer Content
- Secondary Framing: 23% Post-Consumer Recycled Content 7.3% Pre-Consumer recycled Content
- Sheeting Material: 23% Post-Consumer Recycled Content 7.3% Pre-Consumer reyecled Content
- Trim Material: 23% Post-Consumer Recycled Content 7.3% Pre-Consumer recycled Content
In addition, at the end of its life cycle, the material can be recycled again, thus extending its life and helping to reduce landfill waste.
Metal Roofs are also an excellent source for rain water retention also helping to achieve that “Green Building” status. In addition, metal roofs and metal buildings are a strong, stable way to take advantage of today’s solar initiatives. The strength of a metal roof and/or a metal building allows it to withstand heavy loads, they can withstand the weight of the solar laminates as well as the solar crystalline products that are used today.
Metal is an exciting and dynamic material. It can be formed and enhanced to create amazing, aesthetically pleasing buildings and also help save the environment. It is a great Green Building method.
Metal roofs can also give you LEED points. See our steel building LEED information page.
Solar is becoming increasingly popular on metal roofs and walls for two reasons – photovoltaic laminates can easily be applied to metal roof and walls and crystalline solar panels can be installed on a metal building and maintain the integrity of the building even with the increasing weight loads. If you are interested in Solar please let us know.