The weight of the framing is a key factor in the construction of multi-story buildings. CFS trusses impart a lighter dead load on buildings than other traditional construction materials. CFS trusses can also contribute to larger floor areas and taller buildings because of the material’s light weight, which puts less stress on the overall structure and its foundation.
USGBC has recognized cold formed steel framing as an important contributor to environmentally responsible, sustainable structures.
The USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.