Metal Building Construction and the Fight Against Wildfires
The unprecedented wildfires wreaking havoc across Australia are a stark and painful reminder of the need for immediate action on climate change. 2019 was one of the hottest years on record, and with 11,000 scientists issuing an urgent climate change warning this past November, the way forward has never been more clear: collectively, we must take swift action to curb our CO2 emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.
According to the World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency, scientists state under no uncertain terms that “the world must quickly implement massive energy efficiency and conservation practices and must replace fossil fuels with low-carbon renewables and other clean sources of energy.”
California recently upgraded its Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards to reflect the seriousness of its initiatives to move towards NetZero by 2030. As of January 1, 2020, these codes require new residential buildings to include photovoltaic systems and efficient insulation to retain optimal temperatures within the home. With these new building standards, California expects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with new building construction by 700,000 metric tons over the next three years. That’s equal to taking 115,000 fossil fuel-dependent cars off the road.
There’s no better time than right now to take action towards reducing our CO2 emissions and improving the resiliency of our homes in the face of extreme weather events and natural disasters. At EcoSteel, we manufacture prefabricated metal homes and commercial buildings that meet Title 24 standards of efficiency and are primed to support photovoltaic and clean energy technologies.
But what is even better than using clean energy is using far less energy overall. Our insulated roof panels and airtight assembly ensures that your building maintains optimal temperatures year-round, which ultimately saves you significant amounts of money in heating and cooling costs – an estimated $19,000 over the lifetime of your building!
Transitioning to NetZero building not only makes sense for your wallet, but also for the planet. If you’re ready to take the next steps towards reaching your NetZero goals and an energy-efficient future, call us today at 800-587-6604 or provide your information here to learn more.