How Steel Stud Framing and Drywall Create Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

How Steel Stud Framing and Drywall Create Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

Creating an energy-efficient building in Vancouver is a more extensive process than adding a few solar panels. While generating solar energy is part of a net-zero building, creating a sustainable property relies mainly on structural components.

The structural components used to create your building’s thermal envelope directly influence the internal temperature and energy consumption of the building. As a result, when creating a secure and energy-efficient building envelope, there is no comparison for the combination of premium steel stud framing and drywall.

Why Choose Steel for a Building Envelope?

Steel is an ideal framing material for buildings that want to achieve a net-zero energy consumption rating. As mentioned earlier, your building envelope directly affects ventilation, temperature, and energy consumption. With its thick, wind-bearing properties, steel stud framing is excellent for withstanding the elements and preventing air from seeping into or out of your home.

Creating your thermal building envelope with steel stud framing establishes a secure building envelope that is durable to physical damage and resistant to seasonal weather changes. 

Another reason to choose steel as your framing material is the ease of installation. Many steel framing components are prefabricated and designed for quick installation. The steel framing fabrication process also ensures components fit snugly together, so no air can seep through cracks between walls, doors, or windows.

How Does Drywall Help Create an Energy-Efficient Structure?

In this article, we have mostly explained how steel framing can create an airtight envelope as the basis for a sustainable building. But does drywall play a role in creating a sustainable building? 

Yes, drywall is a part of the home's interior air barrier (a collection of materials comprised of drywall, caulk, concrete, glass, polyethylene, and more). For drywall to effectively block airflow, it must be installed in an air-tight fashion to the steel stud framing material. 

Where to Find Steel & Drywall Services in Greater Vancouver? 

Investing in steel stud framing and professional drywall installation can help you save money in the long run. Additionally, creating a comfortable and consistent temperature inside the building will make it much more enjoyable for those inside.

If you want to create an energy-efficient home, Turner Bros can help. We have over 90 years of experience serving the Greater Vancouver region. Whether you are looking to build a new home or repair components of an existing property, our team will get the job done on time and according to budget. 

Browse through our website to learn more about our drywall and steel stud framing products or contact us with any questions you have about the process.

Turner Bros Contractors Ltd. has been providing steel-stud framing, drywall, and acoustic ceiling services for residential and commercial applications in the Vancouver area since 1932. The company is family-run with four generations of the family represented in the business.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your residential or commercial project, please call us at (604) 532-1991 or email us at

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