29 January 2021
STEEL IS SUSTAINABLE: FIND OUT WHY IN THIS ARTICLE
Environmental sustainability means recyclability and durability, and steel is indeed sustainable! In fact, it is the most recycled material in the world (approximately 14 tonnes are recycled every second). Italy is the leading European country in terms of ferrous metal scrap recycling, with an average of roughly 20 million tonnes per year of material that is re-melted in national steelworks.
After having exhausted its structural functions, 100% of steel scrap is recycled (without losing any of its properties), and 99% of profiles (both flat and long) are recovered as they can be easily separated from other materials. Steel, therefore, contributes both directly and indirectly to the conservation of natural resources.
The lifecycle of a steel building is considerably longer than that of a conventional building, taking into account the possibility of changing its use without serious environmental impact (no material to be sent to landfill and no energy consumption for disposal).
Thanks to modern galvanising and painting technologies, steel retains its properties throughout the building’s life, helping to extend the life of the construction. Steel is sustainable because it also enables energy-efficient buildings to be constructed using cladding systems with high insulation performance.
In order to get the most out of all its features, we always recommend that you consult an experienced designer and builder, who is familiar with the performance characteristics and limitations and can therefore build your construction according to your requirements.
Contact us for an initial consultation, go to: https://www.antoniniduea.it/en/products/agricultural-structures/