SUSTAINABILITY OF ALUMINUM
Sustainable, Durable, Architectural
All of our products are built with aluminum as the core material. Aluminum has the proven attributes of being durable, easy to maintain, and highly sustainable. Additionally, aluminum is much less susceptible to warp and discoloration to due UV penetration.
Roughly 90% of aluminum produced for building materials is recycled. Recycling aluminum requires only 5% of the energy required to produce new aluminum, which provides a large saving in CO2 emissions. Aluminum’s high level of recyclability also contributes to saving in landfills, shipping, and the mining of raw material.
Aluminum has a proven track record of long term use as a building material. The reusablity of aluminum ensures that at the end of a buildings life cycle, 100 percent recyclability is guaranteed.
- Aluminum is one of the only materials in the consumer and industrial waste stream that more than pays for its own recycling.
- Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use.
- Recycled aluminum is 92 percent more energy efficient than making new aluminum.
- In the United States and Canada, more than 5 million tons of aluminum is recycled each year, most of which goes back directly into the North American supply.
The Aluminum Association