Aluminium is widely used in the construction sector due to its strength, durability, resistance to corrosion and versatility, but alongside concrete and steel, these materials are responsible for 23% of total global emissions.
Aluminium is also infinitely recyclable. Old drinks cans, car doors, airplanes and demolished building projects can all be recycled and reused to develop future building products.
Using products made from recycled aluminium generates 95% less heat and energy to produce than primary aluminium, reducing the amount of CO2 emissions, including greenhouse gases.
A carbon efficient solution
We worked closely with our supply chain partners to identify the highest quality recycled aluminium on the market for our clients’ projects.
Reduce and reuse
Hydro uses advanced sorting and separating technology to extract the highest-quality post-consumer scrap aluminium, they then remelt the aluminium for reuse.
With less heat generated in the production process, the final material is the same quality as primary aluminium, but the remelting process has a maximum footprint of 2.3kg of CO2 emissions per kg.
The building and construction sector plays a central role in the shift towards a low-carbon economy, and we are committed to minimising our impact across the lifecycle of our projects and business operations. Discover the steps we’re taking to tackle carbon emissions here.