By Thomas Morva
In recent years, more and more people are becoming aware of environmental issues. This can be seen in how environmental issues have become the centers of debates that cover a wide range of issues such as economics and governance. Given this awareness, businesses have developed new ways to present their products, not only with the aim of appealing to a more “environmentally aware” market, but also with the aim of doing their part in preserving the scarce resources of the planet. One of the industries that has done so is the home building industry. It has made strides in coming up with new ways to build homes in an environment-friendly way. One of these is the use of recycled building materials.
In recent times, steel buildings have become a more popular choice among builders because of a number of factors. Some of these include the fact that steel buildings cost less to build, they are lighter than other materials, they are easier to maintain and the risk of fire is greatly reduced. Other benefits include being resistant to termites, being stronger than most materials and the capacity to withstand extreme weather conditions.
However, it is not only because of these that steel buildings are becoming a more popular choice among builders. This is because one of the important reasons why steel is preferred is because steel is recyclable, which makes it the more cost efficient and environmentally sound choice of building materials. Estimates show that steel is 66 percent recyclable, which makes it a better option compared to wood. This is because estimates also show that it would take about 50 well-developed trees to build a two thousand square foot home as compared to using recycled steel which would only amount to about six scrapped cars to build the same house.
Environmental issues have not only taken center stage in debates, as they have also become one of the main concerns of businesses in developing new products. This is very true in the home building industry, where the use of recycled steel as a way of building houses in an environment friendly way is becoming the preferred option for both homeowners and business owners in meeting their building needs.
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