What is green building?
We can get its destination from WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: A ‘green’ building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts and can create positive effects on our natural climate environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.
The green building is designed and constructed using environmentally building materials and production processes, ensuring resource efficiency throughout the life cycle of the building. Green building is concerned about the economy, cost, practicality, durability, comfort, and energy consumption. The building has a significant impact on the natural environment, so green building concerns reducing the consumption of natural resources.
When we talk about green building, we will always hear about LEED. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. Buildings are scored based on performance in five key factors: indoor environmental quality, materials and resources, water efficiency, sustainable sites, and energy and atmosphere.
Aluminum Extrusion in Green Building
Eco-friendly building material is an essential factor for green building. Aluminum is called a type of “green” metal because of its environmental protection characteristic. Like extruded aluminum profile, it has many benefits related to green housing.
Lightweight and strong
Aluminum’s high strength-to-weight ratio allows it to be used as a structural material. Structural aluminum extrusions are widely used in curtain wall frames, construction formworks.
Unlike other metal materials that rust and degrade, aluminum has a natural protective oxide coating on the surface and does not require any paint or coating. This protective coating film ensures its durability and resisting corrosion. In addition, Extra different types of surface treatments on aluminum can further improve its appearance and performance to extend the service life.
Aluminum extrusion has a wide range of uses in building decoration and construction. Like curtain wall frame, window frame, door frame, baffle ceiling, building louvers, wall battens, fence and gates, railing. They are all made of aluminum extrusions. Aluminum can be made into any form, shape, size and specification without affecting the integrity and performance of the metal.
Aluminum is a good reflector for visible light and heat. This metal is an ideal material for reflecting sunlight and saving energy.
Aluminum can be recycled continuously without loss of quality. Unlike many other metals, aluminum is 100% recyclable. It can be used repeatedly without losing any of its characteristics, including its lightweight and strength.
Aluminum products will not cause harm to the surrounding environment.
As the aluminium industry continues to invest and develop new and more sustainable processes, the aluminum application areas will be more expansive in green building design and construction. Aluminum extrusion profiles can be used on curtain walls, interior and exterior decoration, roofings, frames and more. At FONNOV ALUMINIUM, we are committed to producing the aluminum building materials needed for construction. If you consider using aluminum extrusions to build or decorate buildings, please immediately contact FONNOV to discuss your project.