In an era where climate change and environmental degradation are at the forefront of global concerns, the importance of building a greener future cannot be overstated. For those in the development and construction sectors, this means a steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. Amidst the global effort to combat climate change, sustainable aluminum is fast becoming the number one choice for buildings. Aluminum is durable, lightweight, and most importantly, recyclable. It offers a myriad of benefits that make it one of the best low-carbon solutions for construction today. In this article, we’ll explore Technal’s commitment to the development of a greener future, and how our use of Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA aluminum aid this dedication to sustainability.
Why is aluminum the green solution?
Firstly, let’s unpack why aluminum is the number one choice in sustainable building materials. Its unique properties and adaptability make it a preferred choice for architects and builders who prioritize both functionality and environmental responsibility. Here’s why:
In understanding the multifaceted benefits of aluminum, it’s clear to see why this dynamic resource is considered a cornerstone in sustainable construction. Whether it's the material's recyclability, durability, energy efficiency, or low-carbon footprint, aluminum is paving the way for a greener future in the building industry.
Technal’s use of Hydro sustainable aluminum
As leaders in the production and supply of sustainable windows and doors, as well as other key aluminum products such as facades, curtain walls, and balustrades, Technal recognizes the value and potential of aluminum in green development. That’s why we leverage Hydro’s low-carbon and recycled aluminum to develop our products, helping pave the way for better construction practices. Let’s explore Hydro’s aluminum solutions in further detail.
This is a prime-quality aluminum derived from dismantling old windows, doors, and facades that have reached the end of their lifecycle. By remelting and reusing them, the need for extracting minerals from the earth is reduced. This not only conserves natural resources but also diminishes CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Hydro CIRCAL is a testament to Technal's commitment to low-carbon innovation. With at least 75% of its content coming from post-consumer materials, it represents a significant stride towards a circular economy. Using products with Hydro CIRCAL 75R can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 85% compared to primary aluminum production.
While the world works towards achieving a full circular economy, Hydro REDUXA serves as an interim solution. It's a low-carbon solution produced using renewable energy sources like hydro, wind, and solar power. With a CO2 footprint of just 4 kg per kg of aluminum, it stands well below the European average, making it a sustainable choice. This production process is fully traceable and certified, ensuring its low carbon emissions.
Technal's use of these two innovative aluminum products underscores our commitment to a greener future. By opting for sustainable aluminum solutions, we not only reduce the environmental impact of construction and development, but also offer durable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing products. This commitment to sustainable windows and doors ensures that both the planet and its inhabitants benefit as we look to the future.
Ultimately, as the world shifts towards more sustainable practices, companies must lead by example. Technal, with its unwavering dedication to sustainable aluminum and low-carbon solutions, is doing just that. If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of aluminum design for your projects, reach out to us today or explore our range of doors, windows, curtain walls, facades, and more.