Category Archive: Going Green

The Lifecycle of Recycled Building Materials

Perfection Architectural Systems takes pride in the fact that we use aluminum, a highly recycled and reused building material in our building process. By preventing useful building materials from contributing to landfills, we are reducing waste and contributing to a greener, cleaner world for generations to come. We also use careful analysis and specific measurements when ordering our materials, which helps ensure the proper amount so that there is minimal waste – and all of our scrap materials are sent to area recycling facilities to be converted back into usable materials for future projects.

Many builders are now turning to dismantling buildings and reusing materials for other building projects in the community to save on costs. Our goal is to make the use of building materials increasingly efficient and sustainable. Preventing useful materials from being sent to the landfill permanently has both short-term and long-term benefits. Short-term, recycling and reusing eliminates the need for new, costly building materials, thus reducing expenses. And long-term, we are helping decrease the growth of landfills, which are known to contribute to environmental pollutants such as methane, known to cause cardiovascular issues. Companies are also deconstructing homes and buildings and donating previously used materials to charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Not only is this process inexpensive and beneficial, it’s also extremely eco-friendly. And what better way to give back to the community than to help provide homes to those who really need them.

Let Perfection Architectural Systems help you with your next building project. Contact us today to learn more about how Perfection Architectural Systems supports lifecycle building for a greener tomorrow. If you have any questions regarding our materials or our reuse and recycling tactics, please call us at (407) 671-6225 or fill out our “Quick Contact” form and we’ll be happy to assist you.


What is Lifecycle Building?

Also known as design for disassembly and design for deconstruction, lifecycle building encourages creating buildings that provide resources for future buildings.  Building material recovery and reuse reduces energy and resource consumption.

Lifecycle building is used because more than 100 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris are sent to landfills in the United States each year. Reusing building components reduces the energy and greenhouse gases emissions associated with producing and transporting building materials.

Perfection Architectural Systems are in compliance with lifecycle building using 99% of aluminum-extruded material, which is completely recyclable and reusable. We are committed to not only providing the best quality materials and workmanship, but also to responsible, green building practices. About 80% of aluminum used in construction is recycled at some point in the life of the project.  Nearly all of the Perfection aluminum walkway covers ever produced are still being used today, and will be reused tomorrow.

Responsible building practices start with ordering the right amount of materials so there’s less unused or discarded supplies. Perfection’s material orders are carefully analyzed to determine proper raw material lengths to prevent wasted material.  Excess scrap is reduced through our exclusive Perfection Data Management material ordering process.  All scrap aluminum is shipped back to designated aluminum recycling processing plants, where it’s then converted back into useable shapes of aluminum, eliminating the impact on our landfills.

As an industry leader, Perfection Architectural Systems exemplifies its commitment to environmental stewardship through lifecycle building with our walkway covers canopies and aluminum sunshades. We are proud that sustainability is one of our core values, and we share that value among our employee culture.

If lifecycle building is important to you and your company, and you have an upcoming project, please call us at 800-238-7207 and learn more about all of our green initiatives, LEED certification, our sustainable products and services, and most importantly what best fits your needs.

Help Your Business Go Green

sunshadesBusinesses today are always looking for new opportunities to save money while increasing sales. As we continue into an age where the availability of resources and environmental initiatives are often questioned, there are many pragmatic options for companies to start going green. Although going green can be an initially larger investment, it can save a company money in the long-run. Here are a few ways that can help your business increase sustainability, starting with sunshades to help energy efficiency.

Many businesses often think that going green is expensive because you have to buy all of this new technology. Sunshades are not only inexpensive, but they can be incorporated into any type of company’s building to keep you cool and your utility bills low. Energy efficiency is about cutting down on the use of fuel while saving money, both of which can be achieved with sunshades. The awnings will cool down your offices by blocking out the suns rays, and in turn, will reduce the amount of time you will need to keep on your air conditioner.

Although investing in new technology that is more energy efficient and environmentally friendly is often the first thing that comes to mind when building a sustainable business, there are many other small changes you can make too. This can include:

  • Going paperless by encouraging email usage and reducing paper use by using both sides of the paper
  • Encourage recycling in the office with paper, plastics, and even ink cartriges
  • Change the lighting in your office to more energy efficient bulbs
  • Incorporate “going green” into you business model or mission statement
  • Utilize electronic invoices, documents and statements and cut down on postage
  • Purchase products and supplies from environmental product suppliers
  • Reduce electricity by using natural lighting or turning off and unplugging things that aren’t being currently used

Going green doesn’t have to be costly, in fact, it will save you money in the long run and can bring in customers moving towards social responsibility. Perfection Architectural Systems can help you in your mission to go green by installing environmentally friendly sunshades around your business. We use reusable and recyclable materials that cut down on energy costs while encouraging energy conservation and green initiatives. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to get started on your sunshades project.


Perfection Architectural Systems, Inc. Has Been Awarded a Contract to Provide Aluminum Sunshades for FAU Residence Hall

Boca Raton, FL (August 13, 2012) – Perfection Architectural Systems, Inc. (, a recognized leader in engineered aluminum canopy solutions, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract to supply aluminum sunshades for the windows on Florida Atlantic University’s new residence hall on their main campus in Boca Raton, Florida.

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The Benefits of Recycling Aluminum

Recycling aluminum conserves energy and other natural resources that we currently need and will still need in the future. This is because it takes up to 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than to produce primary metal. Therefore, by recycling aluminum, we can avoid releasing emissions (greenhouse gases) into the atmosphere that occur when producing primary metals.

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What Does it Mean to Go Green?

The construction industry makes a big impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. For this reason, the green building industry is working to increase efficiency in the use of resources while reducing the impact on the environment. By adopting green building strategies, you can maximize both economic and environmental performance.

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The Versatility of Aluminum

Aluminum is considered to be today’s material of choice and is used in a wide range of industries and applications. The popularity of aluminum is due to its extensive list of favorable qualities such as its high strength-to-weight ratio, durability, excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, impressive resistance to corrosion, low manufacturing costs, and aesthetically pleasing appearance.  Furthermore, aluminum extrusions are considered to be 100% recyclable, which is becoming a growing concern in today’s “eco-friendly” society. Click here to read more »

The Future of LEED

The trend of building structures that are environmentally friendly is steadily becoming more of a permanent state of mind. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions. Headed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is responsible for creating the standards for a more ecologically-friendly environment.

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Study Shows Advantages of Using Aluminum for Solar Frames

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has released the results of a study that confirms the material and economic advantages of using extruded aluminum for solar structural framing applications. The study, Manufacturing and Lifecycle Cost Analysis for Aluminum Solar Structures by IBIS Associates, proves that there are compelling technical and economic reasons to use aluminum extrusions for parabolic trough and other structural applications.

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How Solar Energy Can Help Your Business

Electricity costs are rising between 4 and 7% annually. The sun, however, never invoices you. Solar energy is an investment that pays for itself by reducing your business’ monthly power bills and helping your business to make less of a footprint on our environment.

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