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U.S. Building Green Council Member

Aegis Metal Framing is a proud to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. The USGBC has recognized cold formed steel framing as an important contributor to environmentally responsible, sustainable structures.

The USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. According to the USGBC website:

"LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality."

Aegis Metal Framing can assist in achieving LEED credits,. With respect to the LEED program's Materials and Resources Credit 4.1 and 4.2, Recycled Content, all Aegis truss materials and accessories are produced from 61.2% recycled steel, comprised of 53.2% post-consumer recycled content and 8% post-industrial recycled content.

In addition, depending upon the specific project location, opportunities may exist for credits under the Materials and Resources Credit 5.1 and 5.2, for Regional Materials.

For more information on building GREEN with Aegis, please fill out our "Request Green Building Information" and an Aegis representative will contact you shortly to discuss your building needs.