Building Green

Building Green

As the demand steadily increases for environmentally-friendly construction products and practices or “green building”, Robertson can help you meet your sustainable building goals.

Both the American Iron and Steel Institute and Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute report that steel is the most recycled material in North America. Green construction goes well beyond just recycling.  The building design and construction methods,  end use, occupants’ productivity and maintenance requirements throughout the life of the building are all considerations for the selection of building products designed to meet green building objectives.

A good working definition of green building is “the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing the impact on human health and the environment during the building’s life cycle, through site selection, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.”