Direct Steel and Construction is committed to sustainability. We are LEED Certified and work with customers to create cost-efficient, sustainable construction options to not only be environmentally friendly, but aesthetically pleasing.  

Sustainable Construction

The benefits of sustainable building can be generally categorized in the following ways; environmental benefits, economic benefits, and social benefits.

Environmental Benefits

The purpose behind sustainable building is to preserve our environment and avoid the depletion of the earth’s natural resources. When sustainable substitutions are made throughout each phase of the project’s development it allows us to:

  • Protect the Ecosystem
  • Improve Air and Water Quality
  • Reduce Waste Streams
  • Waste Reduction
  • Reduce Emissions
  • Conserve Water
  • Conserve and Restore Natural Resources
  • Temperature Control

Economic Benefits

Not only does sustainable building improve the quality of our environment, it leads to economic benefits. Using sustainable materials, reducing energy consumption, and improving water efficiency:

  • Helps Aid in the Expansion of the “Green Market”
  • Reduces Operating Costs
  • Optimizes the Life Cycle of the Building
  • Increases Property Value
  • Improves Occupants Attendance and Productivity

Social Benefits

Although the environmental and economic benefits of green buildings are well known, there can be many social benefits of green buildings. By improving indoor environmental quality you can:

  • Improves Occupants Comfort and Health
  • Create an Aesthetically Pleasing Environment
  • Minimizes Strain on Local Infrastructure
  • Increases Occupants Overall Morale
  • Improves Worker Productivity

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals

FAR 52.223-22

Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals-Representation (Dec 2016)

Direct Steel and Construction provides general contracting, construction management and owner’s representation services and as such does not generate significant greenhouse gas emissions. The company is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1% per year.

Award-Winning Buildings from an Award Winning Company

Direct Steel is proud to have earned multiple accolades for our commitment to providing tailored commercial construction solutions.