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Smart buildings with aluminum, green metal

Aluminum is one of the few raw materials practically unlimited, 8% of the earth’s crust is aluminum in different ways. It is an ecological and recyclable materials,  respects the existing environment without losing its character and force. Responsible from the environmental standpoint, aluminum is, naturally, the material of the future.


In the words of Brother Gouveia, director Sapa Profiles General Iberia: “Every year the world uses more natural resources and generates more waste as part of progress, but at a high price. Therefore, the challenge facing major industry aluminum extrusion, is to find ways to sustainable growth and protect the environment for future generations. This concern for the environment has increasing our environmental awareness. Everyone can take action that improve our environment: at individual, government, and of course, at business. In our case, all plants Sapa on the peninsula meet the ISO14001 certification and we have two plants which recycle recast aluminum saves 95% energy. By Of course, if the hand of aluminum, green metal. “What makes aluminum is one of our best bets for health planet?

• Aluminum is never exhausted, is one of the most abundant elements in the crustland.

• To produce aluminum is used primarily hydroelectric power, a source renewable energy.

• Aluminum is 100% recyclable, it can be recycled again and again without losing the or property values.

• Recycling aluminum saves 95% energy as the energy required to remelt aluminum is just the 5% is necessary for the production of primary aluminum, obviously a benefit ecological and profitable.

Aluminum is a residue of easy handling, Lightweight, unbreakable, does not burn and does not rust, is easy to transport. Spain has been in recent years the top among European Energy consumption per household despite that the supposed mild climate should reduce demand. Experts say that this situation is due to the
inadequacy housing and poor knowledge patterns of energy savings by of citizens. The aluminum joinery systems shape intelligent buildings, the facades systems incorporating aluminum can reduce energy consumption by up50%. The key factor of these buildings Smart is its interaction with the outside significantly reducing
energy costs.

How do you get? thanks to numerous techniques and processes which include panels photovoltaic optimal mechanisms ventilation and proper management of light and aluminum shade umbrellas. In Veteco 2012 (Spanish Exhibition) presented new designs aimed reduce energy consumption in the households, as is the case of
the new window Hidden leaf or the new Bishop HO70RPTC90RPT slide, both releases Sapa Profiles. Similarly, a study from the University Delft has recently  revealed the large Aluminum recycling potential in the field construction. The recovery rate aluminum and commercial buildings residential in 6 European countries was more than 92%, which demonstrated the commitment industry to sustainable development. Of course, aluminum systems give response to new regulations, the Code Technical Building (CTE) that bet by an increasing demand for greater quality in the sector and to promote strategies development, pursuing a higher commitment by agents building quality and efficiency housing.

Aluminum systems thermal break allows for savings up to 80% of energy and therefore money the user. The thermal break can match the thermal Aluminium to other materials which first glance might seem more effective. Mr. Gouveia summarizes: “Aluminum is synonymous with sustainable construction by recyclability rate,
its key role in the create a pool of energy, conservation environmental consumption savings energy and resource savings. The aluminum industry is one of industries
most are doing to meet the challenges for accelerated progress and development and sustainable than aluminum, with its unique advantages, it goes straight to the
heart of progress."

BY: Ramon Jose Couso, Director of BuildingSapa. Sapa Profiles Iberia

2012/09/27 by Gloria Llopis