Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) Certification
At WICONA, sustainability and ecology have been a fundamental part of the company’s philosophy for a long time. Recently, this was sig-nificant with them being awarded the Silver Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) Certificate for window, door, façade and sliding systems.
The process leading to certification takes the designer and manu-facturer through a process of continuous product optimisation to-wards a combination of ambitious aesthetics, technical quality and the highest ecological standards.
The C2C Certificate complements and also offers an alternative to the well-known building certificates (DGNB, LEED, BREEAM, etc.) The criteria are directly related to the product, not to the entire build-ing. The responsibility of the product manufacturer, including the en-tire prefabrication and supply chain, comes into focus.
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Join a revolution
Building with vision means taking the future seriously. And bearing in mind that our resources are finite. We are absolutely convinced that future urban development is inconceivable without sustainable reuse of materials.
WICONA is a part of the Hydro group, a global supplier of alumin-ium with activities throughout the value chain – aiming to become carbon neutral from a lifecycle perspective by 2020. WICONA is once again demonstrating its focus on sustainability by using Hydro aluminium alloy CIRCAL made with recycled post-consumer scrap. Hydro CIRCAL 75R contains a minimum of 75% postconsumer scrap. When guaranteeing more than 75% recycled content, Hydro exclusively refer to aluminium that has reached its end of life as a product in use and is brought back into the loop.
100 % Opportunities. 5 % Energy.
Aluminium is infinitely recyclable. Its quality and material properties are never lost. Furthermore, melting down end-of-life aluminium uses just 5 % of the energy required for primary aluminium produc-tion. So the higher recycled content of post-consumer scrap, the better it is for our cities and the environment.
Minimum CO2 footprint
Hydro CIRCAL 75R has a carbon footprint among the lowest in the world: 2.3 kg CO2 per kilo of aluminium. This is 77 % less than the worldwide average for primary extraction.