As we work towards a more carbon-neutral economy, the push for sustainable and eco-friendly solutions in construction and development is more pressing than ever. Industries are grappling with the challenges of reducing their carbon footprint, and must consistently seek out ways to address this requirement. Aluminum is fast becoming one of the most important solutions for many industries, particularly construction. This material stands out as one of the most accessible low-carbon solutions we can leverage, and more and more individuals in the AEC industry are turning towards it.
At Technal, we have long since recognized the value of utilizing aluminum for our products, and proudly incorporate Hydro’s low-carbon aluminum into our construction materials. In this article, we will unpack Hydro REDUXA, Hydro’s low-carbon answer to aluminum, and explore the ways in which this product stands to benefit the construction industry.
What is Hydro REDUXA?
Hydro REDUXA is a pioneering brand of aluminum produced by Hydro. What sets it apart is its production process, which harnesses renewable energy sources such as hydro power, wind, and solar. This approach drastically reduces the carbon footprint of the aluminum, bringing it down to a mere 4.0 kg of CO2 per kg. To put this into perspective, this is less than a quarter of the global average, making Hydro REDUXA a standout solution.
The production process
Hydro's involvement in every aspect of the value chain ensures a holistic approach to sustainability. By controlling each step, from mining to refining and production, Hydro ensures that the entire process is not only sustainable but also utilizes the cleanest possible energy from its own sources. A prime example of this commitment is Hydro's Karmøy plant located in the west of Norway. This facility has been leveraging the environment to aid its aluminum production for several years. Remarkably, the entire energy supply for the Karmøy plant is sourced from Hydro’s hydropower plants in Røldal-Suldal. This means that the operation is virtually self-sufficient, a testament to Hydro's dedication to sustainable practices. The goal is simple: to use as little energy as possible to produce high-quality, sustainable aluminum.
Hydro REDUXA's offerings
Hydro REDUXA isn't limited to a single product. It's available in a variety of forms, including extrusion ingots, foundry alloys, sheet ingots, and wire rods. This versatility ensures that various industries can benefit from this low-carbon aluminum solution. Moreover, Hydro guarantees that specific parts of their production adhere to some of the highest global standards, especially from a climate perspective. This commitment stems from a belief that as their customers' carbon footprints decrease, their opportunities for growth and innovation expand.
To ensure transparency and credibility, Hydro REDUXA's claims are verified according to ISO 14064 by DNV GL. This certification covers all carbon emissions, from mining and refining to the production of aluminum in electrolysis and casting.
Why choose Hydro REDUXA?
In a world where consumers are becoming increasingly climate-conscious, choosing low-carbon solutions like Hydro REDUXA can be a game-changer. Not only does it help industries meet their sustainability goals, but it also caters to the demands of consumers who prioritize eco-friendly products. Furthermore, Hydro offers aluminum design services to ensure that products are not only made from low-carbon material but are also designed with the environment in mind. This holistic approach to sustainability ensures that every step, from production to design, prioritizes the environment.
Technal and Hydro REDUXA: A partnership for a sustainable future
At Technal, we have always been at the forefront of sustainable practices in the construction industry. Recognizing the potential and the environmental benefits of low-carbon aluminum, we leverage Hydro REDUXA for several of our products. By opting for this solution, we ensure that our products not only meet the highest standards of quality and durability but also contribute positively to the environment. The use of Hydro REDUXA in our products means that architects, builders, and consumers can make eco-friendly choices without compromising on aesthetics or functionality. Whether it's a sleek window frame or a sturdy door, Technal products made with Hydro REDUXA aluminum are a testament to the company's dedication to sustainability.
Technal's focus on low-carbon solutions extends beyond just the materials used. Our entire design and manufacturing process, from sourcing to production, is geared towards minimizing environmental impact. By partnering with Hydro and utilizing Hydro REDUXA, Technal is not only reducing its carbon footprint but also offering its customers an opportunity to be part of the global shift towards sustainable construction. Our use of Hydro REDUXA reinforces our position as a leader in sustainable architectural solutions, signaling our commitment to a greener future and our belief in the power of low-carbon aluminum to make a significant difference in the construction industry.
By choosing Hydro REDUXA and Technal, developers are not just opting for quality but also for a brighter, greener future. To explore our range of aluminum products, visit our website today, or contact us for a no-obligation quote with a quick turnaround time.