Sustainable Construction Practices are now top of the Agenda for Construction Projects to ensure our Buildings and Building materials reduce their environmental impact.
New Green Building Material is becoming more popular as the Construction Industry looks for better sustainable construction methods.
Sustainability in Construction leaves less of an impact on the environment, less waste management, and greener buildings with less energy consumption.
Sustainable Construction Practices
Steel is one of the most Recycled Materials in the World, and you are likely to come across Steel Components every day in our Buildings and going about our Daily Business.
Sustainable Construction Methods using Steel
Steel has been used throughout the Construction Industry for a long time and is most important in Large Construction Projects.
As Recyclable Materials go, Steel is high on the list for a Sustainable Future.
The Steel Industry has been at the forefront in helping Sustainable Construction.
Steel can have a Limitless Lifecycle; on average, around 85% of Steel goes through the Recycling Process.
This includes Steel from;
- Demolished Buildings
- Steel Packaging
- End of Building’s Life Cycle
- Scrap Steel
- Drink Cans
- Food Packaging
The list is vast and demonstrates the importance of the Steel industry meeting its Sustainability Charters.
Construction Industry Steel
Steel in the Construction Industry can range from Structural Steel and Columns for large-scale Construction to smaller components and Materials for Domestic and Commerical Buildings.
Steel on Construction Projects
Walk by any Construction Sites, and some of the Materials you may see include;
Much of these Materials would have been recycled in what is known as a Circular Economy.
This is what the Circular Economy looks like
This is what a Linear Economy looks like
Sustainable Construction with Steel at its core is here to stay, and the Industry continues to Innovate using Technology and commit to Sustainable Construction Materials for our future Green Buildings.