It is Energy Efficient When their complete life cycle is taken into account, from the production of raw material to the recycling of used parts, aluminium construction products make efficient use of energy and resources. Studies conducted on specific applications have shown that the energy and environmental benefits of aluminium can be substantial. The material’s light weight results in low energy usage during machining, transportation and handling. The use of aluminium components results in lighter construction and less material being used when building the foundation.
In extruded components, many design features can be moulded into profiles at the production stage without requiring the use of any additional energy. The material’s excellent resistance to corrosion and weathering reduces maintenance and extends the lifetime of the product. The reflectance of the material offers valuable insulation advantages. Finally, when used parts are recycled, remelting uses on 5% of the energy that is required to produce primary metal.