Building Green

The demand for environmentally-friendly construction products and practices, or green building, has accelerated in recent years. Garco is a leader in this tide of change with innovation and expert consultation in the use of metal construction products and processes.

The American Iron and Steel Institute reports that steel is the most recycled material in North America. However, green construction ideas go well beyond recycling. A building’s design and construction methods, its end use and occupants’ productivity, as well as maintenance requirements throughout the life of the building are among the many considerations that have changed the way Garco works with our builders and designers. It’s also been the catalyst for some of the new products our parent company, Cornerstone Building Brands, is developing to help the users of our products meet their green building objectives.

Bob Zabcik, Technical Director of Cornerstone Building Brands’ Green Building Initiative