Fabric Buildings & Energy Efficiency

If you’re in the market for a new building, you’re probably already looking at structures that can help save more of your hard-earned revenue after the initial expense of buying.

One of the easiest ways to reduce expenses is with an energy efficient structure. You’ll cut down on heating, cooling and lighting expenses and in some cases you could earn tax breaks or rebates.

Retrofitting an existing structure for better energy efficiency is one option. Building a new metal, wood or brick-and-mortar structure is another choice. Both can be expensive and time-consuming.

Alaska Structures® offers a better option because our fabric buildings set the standard for energy efficiency in tensioned fabric membrane structures and can be safely and securely erected in days or weeks, not months or years.

With a shorter construction schedule you’ll save time and money in the short term. Here’s how Alaska Structures can save your business money in the long term.

Translucent fabric allows in sunlight

Translucent fabric allows sunlight in

Roofs: PVC fabric roofs offer high solar reflectance, high thermal emittance and translucency to allow in natural light. Those properties alone can lead to less energy used when heating, cooling or lighting a fabric building. Unlike metal roof systems, our PVC fabric roofs don’t corrode, and no corrosion means no leaks or drafts from rust holes.

Mild Environments: Even without HVAC or ventilation systems, fabric buildings maintain interior temperatures that usually are 15°F cooler than exterior temperatures in the summer and 15°F warmer than exterior temperatures in the winter.

Insulation: When you add Alaska Structures' proprietary EnerLayer™ and SuperLayer™ insulation, you can save even more energy and money. As with traditional metal, wood, or brick-and-mortar buildings, you can add any R-value insulation you need to your fabric membrane structure.

Lighting: Alaska Structures can design your fabric structure to include energy efficient lighting systems, including occupancy sensors to ensure that you’re not illuminating an empty room. Our fabrics allow in an amazing amount of natural light. We can also add skylights.


5-ton non-tactical Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Incredible options: Adding an energy efficient 16 kW heater, environmental control unit (ECU), or HVAC system from our wide range of Alaska Structures' product options is another way to keep more of your hard-earned revenue where it belongs — with you!

From workshops to warehouses or offices to housing, most if not all of these energy saving options and benefits are available in each of our pre-designed fabric building products. We also offer the eco-friendly Denali Building System™, which sets the standard for ‘green’ fabric structures.

To learn more about how Alaska Structures can create your energy efficient warehouse, office, workshop and more, call +1-907-344-1565, email inquiry@alaskastructures.com or contact us online.

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