Steel in the News
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Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM.
For the 10th year in a row, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) are partnering as exhibitors and Silver Sponsors of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 20-22 in Philadelphia.
AISC, AISI and the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) will share a booth (#2931) at the show that highlights steel’s energy and resource savings, as well as its recycling benefits. Each year, based on construction and demolition industry estimates, about 98% of out-of-service construction plates and beams are recycled and 70% of rebar and other structural steel are captured for recycling through demolition and disassembly.
Additionally, steel continues to provide a proven environmentally responsible solution for meeting “green” building requirements in sustainability standards such as the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ASHRAE 189.1, the National Green Building Standard (ICC-700), and green building rating systems like the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Greenbuild International is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. This year’s conference will host an expected 30,000 attendees from 90 countries. For more information, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org.
To learn more about steel’s sustainability benefits, you can visit AISI’s website at www.steel.org, or, visit AISC’s website at www.aisc.org/greenbuild for information on designing for sustainability with steel.