Green Construction

Today’s green movement encourages developers, architects, and builders to reduce the environmental impact and increase the energy efficiency of building projects. Building to these standards is known as “building green”. Building green involves implementing a loosely defined collection of land use strategies, building design, and construction strategies that are designed to protect the environment, reduce energy consumption, and promote occupant health.

Both modular and pre-engineered buildings by their very nature are green solutions. They utilize design and construction practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of building on the environment and occupants.

Why Modular Construction is Green

Modular construction is an environmentally conscious choice for the construction industry.

Modular construction techniques have been shown to be inherently ‘green’ in seven areas:

  • Less Material Waste
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Less Material Exposure to Inclement Weather
  • Built to Code With Shorter Build Times
  • Less Site Disturbance
  • Safer Construction

Click here to download more information on modular building by The Modular Building Institute.

Why Pre-Engineered Construction is Green

Butler® products contribute to green building in the following ways:

  • Products That Reduce Material Use: All Butler projects are optimized to minimize the amount of steel used to meet exact design specifications.
  • Salvaged/Recycled Products: On a weighted average, recycled steel accounts for roughly half of the steel used in a typical building.
  • Reusable or Recycled Materials: Butler® metal buildings can be disassembled, relocated and reused, making them adaptable to different end uses and extending their usable life. Steel from buildings can also be 100 percent recycled reducing the energy used to produce new steel products.
  • Life-Cycle: Almost all Butler products carry a 25 year warranty on roof and wall panels and require minimal maintenance.
  • Paint Finishes: Butler uses only structural finishes that meet or exceed current EPA regulations and also uses low-VOC paint, caulks, and adhesives.
  • Regional Shipping: Butler’s six regional fabrication plants assure that production is close to most building sites, reducing transportation energy costs.
  • Energy Efficient: We offer insulation systems that can achieve R-40 or more when required.
  • Heat-Island Effect: Butler uses cool metal roofs to reduce the heat-island effect, minimizing the impact buildings have on the microclimate and the human and wildlife habitat. Reducing the external temperature of buildings reduces smog formation, improving air quality.