Legacy Building Solutions Sustainable and Recyclable Fabric Structures

Legacy Building Solutions manufactures sustainable fabric structures for a variety of industries and has installations worldwide.

With modern tension fabric structures on a rigid steel frame, there are a range of sustainable properties of fabric buildings, including natural lighting.

Sustainable fabric structures for harsh environments

Fabric is a non-corrosive building material and will last longer than steel when used in a harsh environment or when storing corrosive materials such as fertiliser.

The hot-dip galvanised steel frame is coated with zinc to resist rust. Adding a fabric liner keeps the corrosive elements completely out of contact with the steel, meaning there is no way for fabric cladding to rust. This adds years to the useful life of the building.

Architectural fabric with translucent properties

All architectural fabric has some degree of translucency, allowing sunlight to stream in through the walls and ceilings.

On a sunny day, there is typically enough daylight to work inside the building without artificial lighting and at night and on cloudy days the lighting is multiplied by the fabric cladding.

Relying on sunlight or daylighting saves money and reduces the amount of energy consumed by the building. Daylighting also creates a natural-feeling environment and a pleasant space for people and animals.

Recyclable fabric building materials

Polyethylene (PE) fabric is considered a low-emitting building material, resulting in better air quality inside the structure. In most cases, PE cladding is recyclable.

There are no other materials used in PE cladding, so there is nothing to separate before recycling. The steel used for the structure of the fabric structure is, on average, 89.5% recycled content.

Fabric for temperature management

Fabric naturally has a high solar reflectance and architectural fabric naturally reflects sunlight and heat away from the building, reducing the roof temperature. It also has a high thermal emittance.

A high solar reflectance and thermal emittance combine to keep the building 28°C to 33°C cooler during warm weather.

Unlike building materials such as steel, fabric is naturally non-conductive. Instead of magnifying the outside temperature, fabric membranes hold the inside temperature. This means that the building is more than 10°C warmer on many winter days and almost 20 °C cooler on most hot days, even before adding insulation and climate control systems.

Environmentally friendly fabric buildings

Fabric structures are available in a variety of colours, with white the most popular option. These are naturally cooler than other roofs.

Fabric buildings have numerous sustainability benefits and are a simple way to ‘go green’.

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19500 County Road 142

South Haven

55382

Minnesota

United States of America

+1 320 258 0500 +1 877 259 1528 www.legacybuildingsolutions.com

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13th February 2018

Legacy Building Solutions has employed a new sales vice-president Eric Donnay, who will lead the sales team's vision and direction to help grow the company.

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15th November 2017

Legacy Building Solutions is introducing its new PVC ExxoTec™ fabric to its tailored tension fabric structure range.

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16th June 2017

Being the first to market is a good way to gain access in many industries today, especially in the fast-moving fracking business, however, being first isn't enough.

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26th April 2017

US-based Central Valley, a retail and wholesale distributor of fertiliser based in Tamora, Nebraska, needed to replace a storage building after the original had been badly damaged by rust and wind corrosion.

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25th October 2016

Legacy Building Solutions, a nationwide and international manufacturer of custom tension fabric structures on a rigid steel frame, has recently been ranked on the Engineering News-Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors list for the third year in a row. Legacy's 2016 ranking is 540, an increase from each of the previous two years.

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21st September 2016

The US Tennis Association (USTA), the national governing body for the sport of tennis, has announced their 2016 Outstanding Facility Awards.

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18th August 2016

Legacy Building Solutions, a pioneer in the use of a rigid steel frame for fabric structures, announces it has earned the position of 1952 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.

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28th July 2016

Getting out of the sun's rays immediately feels up to 15° cooler than being in direct sunlight, despite the fact that shade doesn't technically lower the temperature.

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6th June 2016

The Solar Ship Brantford off-grid hangar, a joint venture with Legacy Building Solutions, Canadian Energy and Solar Ship has been named the 'Game Changer Project of the Year' by Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).

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31st May 2016

Legacy Building Solutions is proud to announce the Solar Ship Brantford off-grid hangar, a joint venture with Canadian Energy and Solar Ship, has been awarded the 'Game Changer Project of the Year' by Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).

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19th January 2016

Considering a fabric structure in a new project or currently involved with writing a spec for a fabric building?

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1st June 2015

We're ready to talk trash at WasteExpo. Specifically, we're ready to discuss how Legacy fabric structures simplify storing and handling trash, recyclables, biomass, wastewater, compost, MSW, hazardous materials, and other waste.

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2nd February 2015

Legacy Building Solutions has opened a new satellite office in Santiago, Chile.

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29th January 2015

Legacy Building Solutions, a specialist in sustainable fabric structures, is holding a webinar on Wednesday 11 February on the causes of different corrosion types and how they impact industrial buildings.

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26th November 2014

Legacy Building Solutions, a design-build manufacturer of custom fabric structures, has appointed Jim Kumpula as general manager - Canada.

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3rd October 2014

Portland Yacht Services has opened a new facility for boat storage and maintenance at its new location on the western end of the waterfront in Portland, Maine, US. The new tension fabric building was custom designed and constructed by Legacy Building Solutions.

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Legacy Building Solutions

19500 County Road 142

South Haven

55382

Minnesota

United States of America

+1 320 258 0500 +1 877 259 1528 www.legacybuildingsolutions.com

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