Building “green” is a hot trend these days. More and more, businesses are making the decision to be environmentally friendly by limiting their impact on the environment.

While it may not be the first thing to come to mind, steel buildings are an extremely green, eco-friendly alternative to building with wood.

Let us break it down for you:

Resource Preservation

For every 2000 square feet of a house, an acre of trees needs to be cut down.

Production Emissions

Some steel production plants are so efficient that they produce zero carbon dioxide emissions. Additionally, all the water used to make steel is recycled.


Because steel buildings are pre-fabricated, construction speed is far quicker than a wooden structure. Fewer workers working for fewer hours means that the equipment necessary to erect the building is burning far less gas.

Energy Efficient

50% of a building’s energy consumption is from heating and cooling. With insulated panels and a reflective roof, steel buildings are more efficient than you would expect.


An easily overlooked part of why a building is green or not is how long it lasts. Steel constructed buildings last way longer than their wooden versions because there is simply way less that can go wrong.

Recyclable / Sustainable

When it’s finally time to tear the steel building down, it’s is 100% recyclable.

The same can’t be said for a wooden structure.

Landfill Space

When you recycle a steel building it doesn’t go into the landfill. The same can not be said for a wooden building.

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Since 1999, Champion Buildings has been producing and building prefabricated metal buildings for residents and developers in North CarolinaSouth CarolinaAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaMarylandOhioTennesseeVirginia, and West Virginia. Contact Champion Buildings at (800) 942-6812 today!

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