Many companies eschew “green” solutions because they aren’t seen as cost-effective, but that thinking may be wrong. Consider steel. Steel is one of the most “green” building materials in the world—it’s primarily recycled. It’s also incredibly durable, and can be made to fit a variety of applications. When it comes to building, steel is preeminent.
According to FidelitySteel.com, pre-engineered metal buildings: “…bring you a high-quality product in a fashion that can fit your budget.” The metal used is, as you may have guessed, steel; but that’s not where the eco-friendly solutions end. Atop that steel building, you can add two cost-effective measures that increase sustainability.
Traditional Options Are Expensive
Many estimates put a traditional home at around $150 per square foot. That means a 2,400 square foot property would be about $360,000. Meanwhile, using the construction methods outlined here, you could have 2,400 square feet of usable space for only $200,000, or only 55% of the cost.
That’s incentive enough to go the sustainable prefabricated route. When you realize it’s a “green” way of building that also saves you money on utilities throughout a given month, the incentive to use such a means of construction is definitely higher.