Greater Washington green building can still be budget-friendly

“For a lot of the larger buildings one should consider a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) with a single skin façade rather than a conventional steel building with concrete tilt-wall construction. With ever-increasing energy code requirements as well as the increased cost of electricity in general, pre-engineered metal buildings can help increase energy efficiency significantly while also reducing overall construction schedules.”

— Doug Brookbank, principal in the Washington, D.C. office, MG2, on industrial and warehouse buildings, especially those larger than 100,000 square feet