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THE NORAK ADVANTAGE

LEED®

Norak Steel is dedicated to doing our part for the environment. We pride ourselves in assisting our clients to achieve their LEED Certification whether it be bronze, silver, gold or platinum. As price is also a factor, the fine balancing act of melding the two together can be extremely difficult. Our Purchasing Manager and team of professionals do their very best to ensure the steel meets requirements by keeping communication open with the Mills and conveying environmental expectations right from the beginning. Wherever possible we use rail over trucks, and we are constantly updating our research on LEED requirements to better suit your needs.

Recognition of Green Initiative and LEED® Certification

2011 Award of Excellence – Green Buildings

Green Initiatives

Norak Steel recognizes its responsibility to do its part in preserving the earth for future generations, and that begins with the choice to work with steel over any other material.

Did you know that much of the steel we purchase can be made out of up to 95% recycled materials? These involve leftover scraps from our shop and scrap metal such as that from recycled vehicles that cannot be used and would otherwise pollute the earth. We enjoy playing a role in contributing to a sustainable plan for our solid and practical material by putting recycled steel into structures that will last many lifetimes.

At Norak, we have a policy to only send large trailers that are packed fully with our steel. If an issue arises where a site requires smaller pieces, we will often deliver them to the site in a smaller vehicle such as a company pick-up truck, avoiding unnecessary fuel consumption. This way we keep our emissions levels low, lessening our impact on the environment.

Norak Steel also has excellent technology in our shop with up to date CNC machinery (software equipped), to ensure that the least amount of mistakes happen on our shop floor, and your steel is cut precisely to your liking. Every unused piece of scrap steel and drops of steel are collected in a special container and, once full, are recycled with the Mill to ensure zero waste and zero percent to landfill site, keeping our carbon footprint low.

There are many misconceptions regarding steel and its environmental cleanliness. It is a recyclable material that lasts longer than many of its competitors. Steel can also withstand many extreme elements, providing an even longer life for those who choose to use it, and less of a clean up should any disaster strike.

For more information on the advantages of using steel, please see our educational literature on our Advantage of Steel page.

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