We’re fighting climate change one steel building at a time…
As one of the strongest and most versatile materials on earth, steel is also a sustainable and environmentally-friendly building choice.
Providing durability and 100% recyclability, Kodiak steel buildings are designed to improve energy-efficiency and reduce the amount of materials necessary, making it a cost-effective solution for any project.
We offer a number of sustainable building options to help reduce your energy consumption and support green building efforts.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
All of our roof, wall panels, structural members, and other steel building components are virtually 100% recyclable when removed.
Depending on the nature of your project, a Kodiak steel building contains between 25% – 60% recycled steel by weight to help with LEED credit MR 4.
In addition to resistance to fire, wind, and insects, our metal roof and wall panels last 40 – 60 years (on average), help reduce waste, and require little-to-no maintenance vs. other types of roofs.
Harness the Power of Solar Energy
All of our metal roof panels are designed to meet LEED and ENERGY STAR SR values, which are based on a material’s solar reflectivity (SR) or reflectance.
SR value (a number from 0 to 1.0) is the material’s ability to reflect solar energy from its surface back into the atmosphere (0 indicates total absorbance).
To determine compliance with LEED requirements, a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) value is used. The SRI value is calculated according to ASTM E 1980 for reflectance and emissivity (the material’s ability to release absorbed energy).
Choose a Cool Roof Color
To reduce your energy consumption further, you can select one of our cool paint colors, available on all of our metal roof panels.
Using a cool roof color can provide big energy savings while also helping to mitigate urban heat islands*.
*An urban heat island (UHIs) is an elevation of air temperatures in urban communities, caused when vegetation is replaced by large sections of pavement or other dark, non-reflective surfaces. They influence the temperature of the affected area and are responsible for higher pollutants in the air.
Our cool roof colors meet both the reflectivity* and emissivity* performance levels required by LEED and ENERGY STAR to mitigate the cause of UHIs and reduce your building’s energy use overall.
*Reflectivity refers to the deflection of solar energy from a surface. The greater the reflective abilities, the less energy it will require to cool your building.
*Emissivity is the relative ability of a surface to emit heat by radiation. Like reflectivity, when a roof can effectively cool itself through radiative heat loss, it will reduce the amount of energy consumption for the entire building.
Outfit your Building with Metal Insulated Panels
You can continue to reduce energy costs and consumption over an extended period with our effective insulation systems, providing a positive, long-term impact on the environment (and your wallet!).
Our insulated metal panels (IMPs) can improve your building’s energy efficiency, which is measured by an R-value*.
*R-value is the unit of measurement of apparent thermal conductivity, or the resistance of the flow of energy from warm to cold, and describes the rate that heat energy is transferred through materials.
Using a special foam insulation, our IMP’s offer superior R-values for greater thermal efficiency (insulation with higher R-values will be more effective than those with lower R-values), which are ideal for temperature controlled buildings as they are both thermally-efficient and affordable.
Our IMP’s also prevent air leakage and water penetration through panel joints to further boost their ability to withstand any weather/element.
BONUS: Your insulated metal panels can be disassembled when no longer needed, and recycled or reused to create the structure of a new steel building.
Try our Retrofit Roofing System
If you are looking to achieve LEED Certification on an existing building, ask us for more information about our retrofit roofing system.
Using light-gauge framing in combination with metal roof panels applied over your existing roof, our retrofitting system can improve SR values and provide more efficient water runoff solutions.
In some cases, your existing roof materials can also be used as added insulation, further reducing landfill waste.
Designed for use on a wide-range of materials including steel, wood, or concrete, our retrofitting technique can also be applied on a new building as an affordable alternative to prefabricated truss construction.
Did You Know?Maintaining 75% – 95% of the existing walls, floors or roof of your building provides one to two points when qualifying for LEED Certification.
Say Goodbye to Waste and Build Green!
When you choose to build with Kodiak steel, you can rest easy knowing that you are making an environmentally-sound building choice.
There is no waste from the manufacturing process through to the removal of your building.
Offering both economic and environmental advantages, all of our steel buildings are designed to save you time, money, and improve energy performance.