Why We Call Steel Structures Green Buildings?

Green Buildings

Green buildings refer to buildings that can save resources, save energy, save land, save water, save materials, protect the environment and reduce pollution to a large extent throughout the life cycle of the building, and provide healthy, applicable, efficient use, and harmonious coexistence with nature. It can reduce environmental deterioration and resource shortages. Therefore, green buildings are imperative and are the development trend of future buildings.

The reason why steel structures are green buildings is that steel itself is a resource. Steel structures can be 100% recycled and reused to reduce resource consumption. Compared with traditional buildings, steel structures meet the requirements of green buildings and provide human society with new environmentally friendly and energy-saving building materials.

1. Steel structure buildings are fast to construct and have a short cycle. Since the components of the steel structure are processed in the factory and transported to the site for assembly. Therefore, the construction volume on site is reduced, no construction waste is generated, and no solid environmental pollution is caused. Construction is not restricted by seasons and the environment.

2. The space utilization rate of steel structure buildings is large, which can increase the utilization of space and provide people with a more comfortable and spacious living and working environment. Steel structure buildings can meet different building heights and spans according to needs, reduce columns or design without columns, and have larger space.

3. Steel structure buildings have good sealing performance, and the walls and roofs are insulated and heat-insulated, which can make the indoor temperature more comfortable and meet the energy-saving needs of insulation and heat insulation.

4. Steel structure buildings can be designed with different life spans according to needs. Even if they are demolished and renovated at the end of their life, they can be recycled and reused. Moreover, they are simple to dismantle, do not generate construction waste, and do not cause waste of resources. However, traditional buildings are complicated to dismantle after their expiration, and basically cannot be recycled, resulting in a large amount of construction waste that is not easy to place.

5. Steel structure buildings have good seismic resistance and bring people a safer and more comfortable living environment.


Now countries around the world are popularizing steel structure buildings. Steel structure buildings are constantly expanding in both quantity and application scope. The amount of steel used in steel structure buildings in the United States, Sweden, Japan and other countries has accounted for more than 30% of steel production, and the area of steel structure buildings has accounted for more than 40% of the total building area. Steel structure buildings will continue to develop, the scale will continue to expand, and the steel structure technology will become more and more mature. Steel structure buildings as green energy buildings are also the future architectural trend.

Steel structure factories, steel structure warehouses, steel structure shopping malls, steel structure office buildings, steel structure gymnasiums, steel structure exhibition halls, steel structure hangars, steel structure skyscrapers, steel structure bridges… Steel structure buildings will continue to develop rapidly in the future.

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