Steel structure, a vital component in ensuring that buildings meet the TREES green building requirements.

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Steel structure, a vital component in ensuring that buildings meet the TREES green building requirements.

Different assessment criteria are currently in use around the world, including LEED, TREES, DGNB, and GREEN MARK, to assess the sustainability of buildings and how they reduce their environmental impact by taking data and scores from all aspects, including landscape management, conservation of water, energy, materials and resources, quality of building’s indoor environment, as well as environmental impact prevention. Those data are examined and transformed into sustainability and environmental scores for that building.

One of the major factors that affect construction is materials, which may simply be changed to make the structure fulfil the green building criteria of the Thai Green Building Institute. The maximum score for materials is up to 13 points. To obtain the score, it might begin with the selection of high-quality materials manufactured locally or domestically, recycling or reusing materials and adopting a systematic construction waste management. From the beginning to the end of the construction process, the hot-rolled structural steel from SYS is well-suited to these various analyses. This enables structures to achieve green building criteria while also ensuring that the structure is both practical and environmentally friendly in the long run.

Steel Structure, A structure that meets the Green Building Standard.  

The category of construction materials and resources, which discusses the selection of different materials used in construction and that should limit environmental impact, is an essential category of assessment criteria in both TREES criteria in Thailand no less than others categories. Therefore, choosing materials that do not adversely affect the surrounding context and natural environment will help the building achieve the green building criteria and earn a higher score in this category.

According to the Thai’s Rating of Energy and Environmental Sustainability  (TREES), the category of materials and resources with a score of 13, there was an assessment of the use of the original building, construction waste management, selection of used or recycled materials, local or domestic materials, and a low environmental impact.

Steel constructions or steel materials are considered to be one of the materials that have already been complied with the assessment criteria for this category, both in terms of being a material manufactured from recycled materials and being a material produced domestically. Furthermore, following construction, on-site management can be readily and conveniently managed, and construction under the Dry Process system has a lower environmental impact.

Because Steel is manufactured from recycled resources.

According to the TREES’ MR4 evaluation, the use of recycled materials in the project will reduce the consumption of new resources and waste generated. A component constructed from recycled materials that accounts for more than 10% of the overall value of the materials used in the project receives 1 point, and if it accounts for more than 20%, it receives 2 points. Steel will be the first material to be considered when it comes to building materials that are made from recycled resources and have acceptable properties for use.

In general steelmaking and most of the manufacturing process involves melting and re-forging recycled steel. In the recycling process, steel will retain the same properties and quality as new steel. Thus, it makes steel structure construction score the evaluation easier and more rated in comparison to building utilizing other materials such as concrete or other synthetic materials.

Because Steel has a domestic production source

According to TREES’ MR5 assessment, the use of locally or domestically manufactured and assembled materials will promote local use of raw materials and lessen the environmental impact of transportation. The materials must be assembled and manufactured locally or in the country. The project will receive 1 point if the value is greater than 10% of the project material value, and 2 points if the value is greater than 20% of the project material value. Therefore, the use of domestic materials of any kind, as well as structural steel from SYS, which has a production plant in the country, will allow the building to receive points from this point. As a result, SYS steel structure building received more points in this section.

Steel Structure enables construction for more assessment criteria to be met.

               In addition to the MR4 and MR5 scores mentioned in TREES’ assessment criteria for materials and construction resources, Steel structures are also related to other points in this category, including construction waste management, where steel structures can be handled and prepared to the correct dimensions from the factory and ready to be installed on-site. Steel waste can also be recycled and melted down to make new steel. The steel structure effectively reduces construction waste.

Furthermore, steel is a material that is produced or has a lower environmental impact than other materials such as concrete, because practically all steel manufacturing is recycled for re-forming steel. The recycled production of SYS squeezes less new natural resources, consumes less energy than the new steel production process of smelting iron ore, and also produces fewer emissions.  Additionally, Bolt connection installation also reduces noise and smoke from installation.

Because SYS steel is reliable, environmentally beneficial, and facilitates the creation of green buildings.

We, like SYS, set rigorous standards for ourselves and monitor our production line to ensure quality. This distinguishes SYS as a reliable, environmentally-friendly steel producer. SYS has also been MiT certified from the Federation of Thai Industries, as well as the Green Industry Level 4 certification, demonstrating that SYS operates in an environmentally friendly manner and continually improving in all aspects.

Therefore, choosing steel materials for construction not only provides long-term strength and quality, as well as more convenient construction management, but it also increases scores in the Green Building Assessment Criteria of materials and construction resources area. As a result, investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and others who are keen on green buildings, both domestically and internationally, are more interested in the steel structure, rising the demand to utilize steel in their buildings.