Eco-Friendly Benefits Of Pre-Engineered Buildings

What are pre-engineered buildings?

In structural engineering, pre-engineered buildings (PEB) are erected by a PEB supplier or PEB manufacturer. They utilize the best suited inventory of raw materials sourced from all places. The manufacturing methodologies can effectively cater to an extensive range of structural as well as aesthetic design needs. They are sometimes also referred to as pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB). Since it has become greatly common owing to the decreased amount of pre-engineering involved in custom computer-aided designs, occasionally it can also called Engineered Metal Buildings (EMB).

As per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “A green building is a structure that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout its life-cycle”.

Pre-engineered steel buildings cater to the requirements completely and makes for a fantastic green building material.

Here are some of the reasons why pre-engineered steel buildings are eco-friendly

When it comes to recycling, steel is recycled more compared to any other material. There are several reasons for that:

  • Steel disintegrates itself easily from other waste materials with massive electromagnets.
  • Steel has the capability to be recycled infinite times without losing any strength.
  • Recycled steel is required to generate new steel.


Save landfill space

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste makes up for a huge portion of the debris thrown into landfills. Steel-framed buildings last more compared to most conventional structures, instantly decreasing C&D waste. As steel recycles so quickly, most old steel bridges, trains, ships, cars, pipes, cans and other products end up at recycling center as opposed to the local dump ground.

Save Trees

There would be fewer structures framed with wood as there are more buildings framed with steel now. Since less lumber are utilized in construction, fewer trees have to be sacrificed for lumber. Trees take up carbon dioxide from our atmosphere while generating life-giving oxygen. To inhale more breathable air, we need more trees to be alive and well.

Save Energy

A correctly insulated prefabricated steel building reduces heating and cooling expenses enormously. This significantly decreases energy cost over the lifetime of the building.

No Termite

Wood and other organic materials lure termites, wood ants, rats, mice and mold. The lumber requires to be treated with powerful chemicals to dissuade those pests. The structure and the ground enclosing it need periodic and expensive insecticide treatments. Inorganic steel is not able to hook termites and mold. Thus no chemical treatments are needed, unless the steel building is home to wooden products.

Steel Lasts Longer

A steel-framed building will last far longer as compared to a wood-framed structure. When it has truly outlasted its usefulness, the steel framing recycles again. Even if we fast-forward hundreds of years, the steel in today’s structures will always prove to be useful.

Based on the above points, it is beyond a doubt true that pre-engineered steel buildings are eco-friendly in nature. Apart from that, pre-fabricated structures are also environmentally conscious. Portable cabins from any esteemed portable cabin manufacturer can also be constructed in a manner that is environmentally friendly.

About Mr. Sunil Srivastava

Sunil Srivastava is a Business Partner at New Life Steel Structures, a leading organization having expertise into the manufacturing of pre-engineered steel buildings. The company has been into the industry since 2 decades constructing multiple steel structures with varied budget in different geographies and operating with a strong sense of work ethics, pride and integrity