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ALLOW our cities and towns to grow sustainably

RUSAL has a unique access to hydropower resources of Siberia. This means ALLOW comes with a far lower carbon-emissions price tag of less than 4t CO2/t of aluminium. Aluminium profiles, perforated panels, fire-safe exterior cladding, and interior décor elements made with ALLOW are guaranteed to have a lower environmental impact.

Urban centers are critical to successful efforts in lowering carbon emissions, mitigating sea level rise and ensuring action on climate change. By 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people on earth. Two-thirds of those nearly 10 billion people will be living in cities and towns.

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  
municipal buildings. ALLOW’s carbon footprint is lower than 4 t CO2/t,  
whereas the global average is around 12 t CO2/t.

ALLOW planning ahead

Led by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, the C40 network includes New York and 90 other cities such as Cape Town, London, Bangkok and Sydney. They estimate that half of all carbon emissions in cities come from buildings and that ratio reaches up to 75 percent in some climates and countries. Municipal buildings with a low CO2  footprint don’t just reduce the overall emissions, but they also set the standard for a wider community. According to C40, between now and 2050 similar investments in low-carbon infrastructure and climate resilience need to reach USD$1 trillion to meet Paris Agreement targets for its cities.

ALLOW components used in buildings will perform for a minimum of 80 years, helping mayors, architects and planners build ahead for exploding urban populations in 2050. Low-carbon, certified ALLOW guarantees that investments made today will have climate impact in the future, whether for a municipal contract, private-sector corporate headquarters or a personal residence. Only by working together can we drive the transition to a net-zero emissions carbon-neutral global economy.