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. We are demonstrating our focus on sustainability by using Hydro’s CIRCAL for our system solutions. It is one of the most sustainable aluminium alloys in our sector. Hydro CIRCAL is a range of prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled end-of-life aluminium (post-consumer scrap), such as façades and windows that have been removed from buildings and fully recycled.
Melting down aluminium for reuse uses just 5% of the energy required for primary aluminium production. So the higher the recycled content of scrap, the better it is for our cities and the environment. Through use of renewable power and modern technology, Hydro can produce cleaner aluminium than ever before. The production process is fully traceable, and the product is certified by an independent third party (DNV GL). This certified production is nothing less than revolutionary in the construction sector.
200,000,000 tonnes forever
People have always dismantled existing structures to build something new. Today, this is not just economical, but ecologically unavoidable. 200,000,000 tonnes of aluminium is currently stored in buildings around the around the world – ready for responsible and infinite resource recycling. This also regards facade technology.
360 ° lifecycle: a win-win situation
Thanks to our system solutions using Hydro CIRCAL, aluminium scrap is recycled back into the production cycle. We call this process of reclaiming materials ’Urban Mining’. It saves primary raw material resources and reduces the amount of waste in our cities.
Striving for sustainability
We strive for responsible conduct throughout our operations. System solutions using Hydro CIRCAL 75R have the highest share of recycled end-of-life aluminium on the market: 75% and above. Its production process is independently certified in accordance with ISO 14064 and completely traceable.
100% possibilities – 5% energy
Aluminium can be infinitely recycled. Its quality and material properties are never lost. Furthermore, recycling of end-of-life aluminium uses just 5% of the energy required for primary aluminium production. So the higher the recycled content of post-consumer scrap, the better it is for our cities and the environment.