Big Top’s Fabric Structures Are LEED-Certified Buildings
Having one of Big Top’s fabric structures installed at your place of business can help your company go green. Permanent buildings account for almost 40 percent of national carbon dioxide emissions. That’s why they’ve become such a focal point worldwide for improvement and why the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program was created. LEED-certified buildings, such as the fabric shelters provided by Big Top, can help you save money by reducing energy usage and waste production.
It’s easy to see how our fabric structures accomplish this when you compare them with permanent buildings, which are comprised of single-use materials. If you have no more use for a permanent building or need to relocate it to keep up with production, you’ll have to tear it down and rebuild. However, all the materials in our fabric shelters can be used again and again. If you need to move the shelter, it can be disassembled and reassembled without having to waste resources. In fact, it’s the materials that we use that can help contribute to your LEED score. For instance, our fabric structures are built with:
- Galvanized steel frames that are recyclable
- Translucent fabric that eliminates the need for electric lighting and helps maintain a comfortable interior temperature without the aid of an HVAC system
- Optional add-ons, such as insulation and solar-powered lighting systems
According to the United States Green Building Council, LEED-certified buildings have 34 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills. So, if you’re looking to reduce your company’s environmental impact and save money in the process, one of Big Top’s fabric structures is the solution. In fact, our shelters may even qualify you for tax benefits.
To learn more about how our LEED-certified fabric structures can benefit your company, contact Big Top today.