As the health of our planet continues to be a global concern, more and more companies, institutions and government agencies are looking for eco-friendly building alternatives. Space frame construction is one way to reduce the impact building has on the environment.
As a leader in space frame technology, DSI Spaceframes understands the numerous benefits of space frame construction and how it can support sustainable design and LEED certification.
Space frame structures create a smaller carbon footprint by using approximately 60 percent less material and therefore being lighter weight than conventional steel construction.
Since space frame structures are made from recycled material, they are fully recyclable. Source material is abundant and locally available, thus eliminating the need for scarce, high cost materials.
Significantly less energy consumption is involved in the fabrication of space frame structures. Less energy is required to produce the smaller material mass. Plus, structures are lighter in weight and are fabricated and delivered in compact unit sizes, which conserves energy when transporting, as well.
Flexibility is a key feature of space frame construction, allowing for ease in modifying, de-commissioning, moving or storing a structure.
DSI Spaceframes’ use of powder coat as a primary finish on its space frame structures is environmentally responsible. Powder coating is VOC ( volatile organic compound ) and solvent free; leaves no hazardous waste; provides long-term resistance to humidity and corrosion; and creates an aesthetic, tough finish that is uniform in coverage and thickness, quality and durability. Ease of maintenance is assured.