When it comes to sustainable construction, steel is an unparalleled choice. This natural material is incredibly strong, non-toxic to produce, and infinitely recyclable and reusable—making it an excellent investment in the future of your business and your community.
As a member of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Varco Pruden (VP) is an expert at steel construction. For 70+ years, the company has worked to develop innovative design strategies that deliver efficient and cost-effective metal facilities that don’t compromise on quality.
Recycled and Reusable Material: VP uses recycled steel to manufacture steel frames, roofs, and wall systems, which help meet certification requirements and sustainability standards. Additionally, VP’s steel systems can be relocated and reused, providing expanded adaptability for different end uses that greatly extends the usable life of your facility.
Energy Efficiency: Providing energy-efficient construction solutions has been a part of VP’s heritage since 1948. They offer an ever-expanding range of code-compliant, efficiency-enhancing structural components, like the ThermalClad Insulated Wall & Roof Panels. These panels maintain a superior insulating value that makes them an ideal choice for controlled-environment buildings where temperature and insulation are critical.
VP also offers natural lighting options that provide notable savings on energy costs. From the PrisMAX SLC skylights with a prismatic lens system for maximum light dispersal to the translucent Tuf-Lite & Wallite panels, which provide 60% natural light transmission inside the building, VP can help add points to the overall sustainable LEED design score of your next project.
Cool Roof Colors: VP was one of the first manufacturers to introduce “Cool” colors for roofing panels that decrease energy costs by reflecting light away from a building. VP’s SSR roofing system (when ordered with Cool Regal White color coating) meets even California’s stringent title 24 code parameters.
Waste-Reducing Design: The VP Command® proprietary software is the most advanced computerized design system in the industry. Using complex algorithms and insights, it works to notably reduce design and estimating time, accurately detail the building structure, and efficiently process the material through manufacturing.
With VP Command®, you can see the future of the entire project, including site-specific code parameters that are vital for LEED certification and innovative design procedures that help reduce materials and waste. You can even explore alternative design scenarios within your specific sustainable design parameters.