From material use to transportation costs, construction has an impact on the environment. At Butler we strive to meet all construction needs with attention to sustainability, providing a more efficient way to complete your construction project.
What is building green?
The use of sustainable architecture, sometimes referred to as "building green," is a practice used in the construction industry to lessen the impact that buildings and building processes have on the environment. Through careful planning and material usage, green construction can reduce pollutants to reduce material waste.
Sustainable architecture includes these five major components.
- Sustainable site design
- Safeguarding water and water efficiency
- Energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Conservation of materials and resources
- Indoor environmental quality
The Benefits of Steel
Steel is the proven standard in the effort to create sustainable architecture.
- Steel is 100 percent recyclable.
- Steel construction reduces energy costs, lifetime maintenance, and the amount of waste material created.
The Benefits of Butler
Butler is committed to enhancing sustainability not only through the use of steel, but also through its systems approach to building design and construction.
- Recycled Material: Virtually all ButlerŪ components are made from recycled scrap material
- Reduced Material Use: The design of ButlerŪ building systems allows the use of fewer construction materials
- Reusable Structures: All ButlerŪ steel building structurals are 100 percent reusable
- Finishes: All finishes applied by Butler meet or exceed EPA regulations for low-VOC paints (low emission of Volatile Organic Compounds)
- Energy Efficiency: Butler offers a range of insulation systems that can achieve R-40 or more if required
- Cool Roofs: Butler offers sustainable fluoropolymer finishes that meet reflectance standards for "cool roofs," guarding against the Heat Island Effect, which produces high relative temperatures in urban areas
- Low Transportation Cost: Butler regional fabrication plants assure that production is close to most building sites, reducing transportation energy costs.
- Lifecycle Advantages: Butler provides energy-efficient buildings that are designed for longevity
To learn more about building green, visit the Web sites below.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
U.S. Green Building Council
EPA Green Buildings