ALUMINIUM SYSTEM SOLUTIONS MADE OF HYDRO CIRCAL
A SUCCESS STORY FOR THE CITY OF THE FUTURE
39% of CO2 emissions that contribute to climate change are caused by the construction and use of buildings¹. It is up to us to take responsibility and combat this trend. Particularly in view of the increasing rate of urbanisation, it is essential to develop energy- and resource-saving ideas and be consistent in putting these into practice, so preserving natural resources for future generations.
With system solutions based on Hydro CIRCAL, WICONA is already making a crucial contribution to this. Become part of this success story. Join us in creating a better future. And reap the benefits!
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A MATERIAL THAT CAN BE REUSED OVER AND OVER AGAIN
Aluminium – In contrast to many other construction materials, this versatile metal can be recycled and reused an infinite number of times.
QUALITY AND MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS REMAIN EXACTLY THE SAME
There are no physical or chemical differences from primary aluminium that is obtained from naturally occurring bauxite ore.
IN THE CITY'S RAW MATERIALS STOCK WE CAN FIND WHAT WE NEED
Our cities are huge and constantly growing sources of raw materials. 200,000,000 tonnes of aluminium occur in buildings worldwide, ready for a responsible and endless resource cycle, including in façade construction.
IN THE FORM OF SCRAP ALUMINIUM SUCH AS DISCARDED WINDOWS AND FAÇADES
Consistent skilled recycling not only reduces the quantity of waste and costs but also the environmental damage associated with bauxite mining.
END-OF-LIFE ALUMINIUM ...
... as a component of worn-out construction elements (and contrary to its name) is completely recycled and thus retained in the cycle.
URBAN MINING LETS US RESCUE IT AND BRING IT BACK TO LIFE
And this means we improve the CO2 footprint and protect the climate. Because re-melting only requires 5% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminium.
HYDRO CIRCAL: PRODUCED USING A NEW RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY
The production process is completely transparent and the products are certified by an external independent body (DNV-GL).
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Our system solutions with Hydro CIRCAL have the highest proportion of recycled end-of-life aluminium on the market: 75% and upwards. The CO2 footprint of Hydro CIRCAL is one of the lowest worldwide: 2.3 kilogrammes of CO2 per kilogramme of aluminium.
1. You impress your clients as trendsetterin
environmentally friendly and sustainable building design
2. Your buildings benefit from certification
in accordance with DGNB, LEED or BREEAM
3. You secure your image as a pioneering design
expert and supporter of the circular economy
4. You make an active contribution to protecting
the climate and conserving natural resources
THERE ARE MANY ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE ACTION. HYDRO CIRCAL IS THE SOLUTION THAT LINKS THEM ALL.
Here at WICONA we think outside the box and target all our action on the basis of sustainability – besides manufacture, transport and logistics, this includes the entire company and social aspects. The products that result are not only sustainable environmentally but across the board. System solutions made from Hydro CIRCAL.
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¹ WGBC (2019). Bringing embodied carbon upfront. Coordinated action for the building sector to address embodied carbon, https://www.worldgbc.org/sites/default/files/WorldGBC_Bringing_Embodied_Carbon_Upfront.pdf