Increasing the energy-efficiency of fabric roofs

Rigid-frame engineering allows more design flexibility, including features that are more operationally and energy efficient. In 2010, Legacy Building Solutions became the first fabric structure manufacturer to incorporate structural-steel beams in a rigid-frame building design. The structural steel I-beams in a typical rigid-frame building contain almost 90% recycled steel.

Insulation and interior fabric liners can help achieve building energy codes, while still allowing a fabric skylight to provide ample illumination inside.

Due to fabric’s high thermal emittance and solar reflectance, fabric roofs can stay about 50° to 60° F cooler than conventional roofs.

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