Providing Sustainable Fabric Structures through Green Building Materials
We are committed to providing sustainable fabric structures through the use of green building materials. Daylighting, passive ventilation, the ability to integrate solar panels, and steel and fabric recycling all increase the environmental sustainability of our buildings.
Fabric buildings offer a high solar reflectance (or albedo). The albedo helps reflect sunlight and heat away from the 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 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 and peak exhaust vents to maintain a constant supply of fresh airflow into the building.
ExxoTec™ fabric is 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. Or incorporate solar panels into the building design for off-grid or solar-powered applications.
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.
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Building projects with Legacy Building Solutions means creating custom engineered fabric buildings based on your project’s specifications. Together, we’ll create the ideal building to meet your requirements while eliminating excess square footage, increasing energy efficiency, and resulting in a faster return on your investment.