What is the ultimate green material for design and construction?
Blending functionality and recyclability, perforated metal has numerous advantages when it comes to green design and construction. Manufactured from up to 100 percent post-consumer steel or aluminum, perforated metal is a sustainable and recyclable resource that minimizes resource depletion.
- It can be recycled easily
- Is made with recycled content
- Minimizes the impact on the environment
- Reduces energy use
- Dissipates heat
- Enhances air flow
- Promotes sustainability
Architects, designers, contractors and engineers can all benefit from the user-friendly and Earth-friendly solutions that perforated metal offers. Its aesthetic and unique properties are a green light to create, enhance and explore new solutions, while enjoying a multitude of environmental, functional and aesthetic benefits.
In exterior design applications, perforated metals enhance visual appeal, providing unique decorative qualities while controlling light penetration/filtration, regulating heat, and resulting in more energy-efficient buildings that achieve solar shading and passive cooling.
Additional areas where perforated metals shine include internal systems such as ceilings and walls, exterior cladding, and window treatments.
The sound deadening qualities of perforated aluminum ceiling panels make this a designer-friendly, builder-friendly and user-friendly solution for office complexes and smaller spaces alike. Providing a modular, lightweight ceiling system design, perforated aluminum ceiling panels allow maintenance staff easy access to wiring and piping. They can be cleaned easily and effectively, and offer enhanced ventilation qualities that help retard mold and mildew growth – an important LEEDS issue.
LEED Certification, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, sets standards and awards points for specified uses of sustainable resources in order to guide designers in creating cost-efficient and more environmentally sound building components. The use of perforated materials contributes to environmentally friendly building construction and can be used in LEEDS certified building applications.
Perforated metal invites innovation in terms of creative design, sustainability and innovative engineering. Please contact us so we can help make your projects as green, functional and creative as possible.