We are all becoming more aware of the forces of nature, and the effects it will have in our lifetime, and even more concerning how it will change in generations to come.
But what are you doing about it? What choices can you make? Do you make “sustainable” choices when selecting products for the building?
The use of sustainable building materials is only one part of the answer to the environmental issues that affect us all, but it is an increasingly important decision. By using aluminium products you can chose a material whose production has minimal long term impact to the environment, is sustainable in terms of hundreds of years and endlessly recyclable. Aluminium can rightly be said to be the ultimate building material and the building material of choice for the future.
When the old Wembley Stadium was demolished 96% of the aluminium was reclaimed and recycled. The recycling process creates high quality aluminium which loses none of the physical properties of primary aluminium and also uses just 5% of the energy it takes to create primary aluminium.
The life cycle of aluminium products is measured in terms of decades rather than years. As a building material it is durable, requiring little long term maintenance. It is resistant to corrosion and common industrial pollutants giving aluminium products a much longer life cycle even in extreme environmental conditions. The EAA (European Aluminium Association) calls aluminium a ‘cradle to cradle’ material because although a particular product may have an end of life, aluminium as a material can be continually recycled and manufactured into new products.
The use of aluminium in architecture and construction is growing in popularity. At aask us Ltd, over 97% of our products are manufactured in aluminium, making us one of the most environmentally aware suppliers in the industry.
The use of sustainable building materials is only one part of the answer to the environmental issues that affect us all. By using aluminium products you can chose a material whose production has minimal long term impact to the environment, is sustainable in terms of hundreds of years and endlessly recyclable. Aluminium; the ultimate building material, and choice for the future.
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