Legacy is committed to providing sustainable fabric structures through our use of green building materials. Daylighting, passive ventilation, solar panels and fabric recycling all increase the sustainability of our buildings.
Fabric buildings offer a high solar reflectance (or albedo). This is the most important characteristic of a cool roof as it helps to reflect sunlight and heat away from a building, reducing roof temperatures. A high thermal emittance also plays a role, particularly in climates that are warm and sunny. Together, these properties help roofs to absorb less heat and stay cooler than conventional materials during peak summer weather.
Passive ventilation systems keep fresh air circulating throughout the building without requiring additional power. Most passive ventilation systems combine air intake at the eaves along with peak exhaust vents to keep a constant supply of fresh air flowing into the building.
Polyethylene fabrics are considered a low-emitting building material. Translucent fabrics provide a connection between indoor and outdoor spaces through the introduction of daylight. Daylighting can also drastically reduce the amount of energy needed to light the fabric structure. Incorporate skylights and solar panels into the building design.
We recognize that in the current business climate that there is an ever increasing demand for recycling services. Contact us to learn options for recycling a fabric cover at its end of life.
Ask your Custom Building Representative for more information on sustainable fabric buildings.