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Structural Steel Sustainability | American Institute of Steel Construction

Structural Steel Sustainability

Structural Steel: The Premier Green Construction Material Structural steel is the premier green construction material. It's high recycled content and recycling rate exceed those of any other construction material. Over the past three decades, the steel industry has significantly reduced greenhouse gas and overall emissions. While numerous legislative and regulatory efforts in recent years have targeted emissions, energy efficiency and related environmental concerns, the structural steel industry has been proactive in pursuing measures that typically exceed regulatory requirements. As the green building movement grows, more and more building owners, architects, engineers and contractors are realizing the benefits of selecting structural steel framing systems as a means of meeting sustainable design and construction goals.

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