three green bullets

Building and construction

The construction industry has a case of “green” fever. And in the sustainable building, aluminium is just what the planet ordered.
Building facade in aluminium

Constructing a sustainable future

Authorities on all continents are calling for more recycling of building materials and more energy savings in both existing and new structures. Hydro, the leading global supplier of aluminium building systems, has been pushing these themes for years. And customers are choosing the company’s products and applications, come rain or shine.

Good reasons to choose aluminium

There are plenty of reasons why more building applications use aluminium. Here are just some of them:

  • Aluminium’s high strength-to-weight ratio. Architects can meet performance specifications while minimizing the load on a building’s supporting structure - good for refurbishment.
  • Its long service life. Aluminium applications offer a long life and require little maintenance.
  • Its design flexibility. This is extremely useful to engineers and architects.
  • Its ability to be anodized or painted. This meets decorative needs, and enhances the metal’s durability and corrosion resistance.
Updated: August 26, 2011
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