Building environment

The design and construction of a building, its use of light and thermal comfort all impact upon the internal environment. This section explores how molybdenum can contribute to overall design:

Bioclimatic facades

Building exteriors


Site evaluation

How does moly contribute?

Sustainable development case studies

Federal Building, San Francisco
Sunscreens greatly reduce the need for air conditioning in buildings. The Federal Building in San Francisco was built with computer-controlled stainless steel sunscreens which, together with natural ventilation, reduce the energy needed to cool the building by two-thirds. The molybdenum-containing stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant and is specified for a design life of 100 years.