ALLOW sustainable buildings
Architects and engineers already depend on aluminium to build high-performing, aesthetically beautiful buildings. It’s now standard for architects and consortiums bidding building contracts to demonstrate their capacity for energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.
Top LEED and BREEAM certifications, the two most widely used standards for assessing the environmental impact of structures and their sustainability value, have become a foundation of good design. Aluminium is a critical component for eco-friendly buildings.
Aluminium offers durability within a wide range of temperatures and climates, a high strength-to-weight ratio, and a capacity for weather resistance have contributed to its use in futuristic homes and major cultural centers. Aluminium is weather-proof and immune to the impact of UV rays – it can be used in temperatures ranging from -80°C to+300°C, in any climatic conditions it does not lose its properties.
Organizations like the C40 climate leadership group, international experts and local planners are focused on solutions for a low-carbon future. In pursuit of that shared goal, RUSAL has invested in new, low-emissions ALLOW to help build homes, offices, hospitals and schools for the cities of the future. ALLOW makes it possible to build wall claddings and windows with low carbon aluminium.
ALLOW, made with clean, renewable hydropower
RUSAL’s research and development teams have upped the value of quality recyclable aluminium with
ALLOW, a next-generation product made using renewable, carbon-free hydropower. Using clean, green
hydropower reduces the carbon inputs from the power-intensive aluminium smelting process, which uses
about 4 percent of the total global electrical power output every year.
Hydropower provides the energy source for 90 percent of all RUSAL smelter operations. By 2025, RUSAL’s energy supply will be at least 95 renewable hydro or other carbon-free power because of the vast water resources available to RUSAL facilities in Siberia and elsewhere; Russian rivers have the potential to generate over 850 billion kWh of carbon-free electricity a year.
ALLOW products produced using clean Siberian hydropower will be available worldwide.
ALLOW lower carbon footprints
Low-carbon ALLOW materials will contribute to the overall reduced carbon footprint of
buildings. ALLOW’s carbon footprint is lower than 4 t CO2/t,
global average is around 12 t CO2/t.