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Sustainable construction & energy efficiency

28.10.2021

Building the future in a sustainable and efficient way

Selecting building materials to limit the impact on the environment has become a major task. The construction is the most energy-consuming sector and second in producing the most Global Warming Potential (GWP) after the transport sector.

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a building material takes this embodied energy into account, from the search for raw materials to the end of the material's service life. This includes: extraction of the raw material, transport, manufacture, installation, maintenance, dismantling and recycling. The LCA gives the environmental impact of the each material but also its energy consumption during its service life, etc…

Carbon footprint and environmental impact

75% of the aluminum produced since its discovery in the 19th century continues to be used today, aluminum is 100% recyclable without deterioration in quality.

The unique characteristics of aluminium, strength/weight ratio, make aluminum essential for the time being, even in ecological solutions

  • Wind turbine blades
  • Electric cars / bikes
  • Trains / Buses

The low thickness (2 x 0.5mm) of the aluminum coversheets on an ALUCOBOND® panel gives a lower environmental impact than other cladding materials.

By analyzing the comparative table, we realize that metals have the least carbon footprint, but not only this, this is mainly due to the very low thickness required, despite a very high rigidity. As well as a large part of recycled content in their composition, with their recyclability and their very long resistance over time.

Summer comfort: insulation & facade cladding

Thermal protection in summer: The external thermal insulation protects against summer heat. The air gap allows excessive heat to be vented upwards. The interior temperature is therefore lower than a facade with thin plaster on exterior insulation (EWI/ETICS) or with interior insulation.

ALUCOBOND® improves summer comfort and reduces the energy required for air conditioning.

Recycling

ALUCOBOND® is fully recyclable, i.e. the core material and the aluminum skins can be returned to the material cycle and reused for the production of new material. For example, knife milling can be used to separate the composite panels into the different individual components.

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