Category Archive: LEED

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.

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 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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