What most people don’t know about steel as a construction material is that it is exceptionally energy efficient, in more ways than one. This makes it an outstanding choice for ‘Greentrepreneurs’ who want more topline profits from every harvest.
The things that make steel such a great choice for cannabis growers in Colorado are the same things that make steel buildings superior for many other purposes (churches, gymnasiums, warehouses, etc.).
Top Reasons Steel Is A Great Choice
Low cost/capital expense. Steel refining and manufacturing is very lean. Modern advancements in manufacturing technology have significantly reduced the amount of energy that is required to produce steel. This has driven the price of steel sharply down in recent decades, making steel buildings the ideal choice, cost-wise, for business owners.
Steel buildings conserve energy better and are easier to regulate. Did you know that buildings constructed using Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) can be among the most energy efficient building types across-the-board? When a steel building is constructed according to LEED and Energy Star requirements, it makes much better use of the energy required to maintain indoor temperatures, humidity levels, and lighting conditions.
Consider this scenario. You’re a cannabis grower who is considering investing in a new cultivation facility. You’ve already got the licensing issue figured out, and you’re developing a game plan for locating a contractor, finalizing the blueprint, and hopefully breaking ground sooner than later.
In a perfect world, you’d like the entire process to take less than 6 months and for the new, energy-efficient cultivation facility to start yielding a harvest within a year. This isn’t too optimistic of a timeline, but what about the ‘energy efficiency’ part?