It may not be a well-known fact in the debate surrounding green and sustainable construction that steel is one of the most environmentally friendly materials for use in the building and fabrication process. National and international legislation (such as the new Paris climate change accord) have increased the pressure for low carbon construction. Luckily, steel has a number of in-built cost and environmental advantages which make it a huge asset in the construction industry’s move towards a more sustainable future.
Steel is one of the best reliable and advantageous material for most new architectural or building products. For example steel accounts for almost 70% of the non-residential building market. Steel is often used as a framing material because of its cost-effectiveness, its durability and its sustainability.