Nucor is the largest recycler in North America, using recycled scrap to make high-quality 100% recyclable steel. With low environmental impacts, steel is the premier choice for environmentally conscious, sustainable projects.
Industry Leadership & Taking the Green Initiative
You can choose Nucor Buildings Group with confidence, knowing that our metal building systems and products are ideal for sustainable and green construction. As active members of the MBMA Energy Committee and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC® ), we help set the bar concerning energy efficient buildings and green construction practices. The typical Nucor Buildings Group metal building is manufactured from over 70% recycled steel. Furthermore, at the end of its useful life, 100% of a Nucor building can be recycled into a variety of steel products including new cars, appliances, buildings and bridges.
Nucor is also the largest recycler in North America, using recycled scrap to make high-quality 100% recyclable steel. With low environmental impacts, steel is the premier choice for environmentally conscious, sustainable projects or products. Using one of the cleanest and most energy-efficient steel making processes available, Nucor has surpassed all 2030 Paris Climate Benchmarks with an energy intensity that is 74% lower than the global average.
LEED Ratings & Metal Buildings
At NBG, we take sustainability and building green seriously. Through three combined factors, our metal building systems provide you with the opportunity to earn LEED® points for your building.
- NBG buildings are manufactured from over 70% recycled steel.
- The steel in a NBG building is 100% recyclable at the end of it’s life.
- We offer two standard white paint finishes, which exceed the LEED Solar Reflective Index (SRI) requirement of 78.
The LEED green building certification system is the preeminent program for rating the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. By using less energy, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses, and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers, and the larger community.
ISO14001:2015 Certified Building Manufacturer
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14001:2015) is a standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that applies to all businesses, regardless of size, location, or income. This standard aims to continually reduce the environmental footprint of a business and to decrease the pollution and waste a business produces.
As ISO14001:2015 certified manufacturers, Nucor Buildings Group is dedicated to protecting our environment and reducing waste. Through a rigorous auditing process by an accredited audit firm, all four of our metal buildings brands have achieved ISO14001:2015 certification. This certification is a testament to our commitment of proper waste management and environmental protection.
We Continuously Pursue Green Building Options for Our Customers
NBG is committed to providing energy efficient, green building options to our customers. As part of our green building initiative, and to assist building owners in achieving LEED points, Nucor Buildings Group offers energy efficient systems such as insulated metal panels, R-Boost elevated roof insulation system, elevated solar structures, and daylighting with prismatic skylights. All NBG metal building manufacturers are active members of the MBMA Energy Committee, remaining industry leaders in energy efficient, green buildings.