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Low carbon aluminium a winner for Capral

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Building products manufacturer Capral Aluminium’s lower carbon aluminium range, LocAl has been recognised at the 2023 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards as the Green Building Product category winner.

In an era where environmental consciousness is rising, Capral’s locally extruded, lower-carbon aluminium stands out for its more sustainable practices and aluminium stewardship, according to the company.

Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager Kellie Moore said: “We are incredibly grateful to be recognised by the expert judging panel, who are leaders in their respective fields – from universities, industry associations and architecture firms.

“They know what sustainable buildings look like and what it takes to achieve them – and they picked LocAl”

Introduced in November 2022, LocAl offers two options: LocAl Green with carbon emissions of 8kg CO2e/kg Al, and LocAl Super Green at 4kg CO2e/kg Al – amongst the lowest carbon aluminium available globally.

Now in its 17th year, the Sustainability Awards is Australia’s longest-running awards programme celebrating sustainable design and architecture excellence.

“For a very long time, window system designers have been talking about the thermal performance of window systems as the key to creating a sustainable building envelope.

“At Capral, what we recognise is that the time has come to go a step further, not only must the window systems we bring to market be high performance with excellent thermal credentials, but we must also prioritise the reduction of embodied carbon.”

LocAl is supplied as standard on all Capral proprietary window and door systems with no pricing premium.

As Australia’s largest extruder and distributor of aluminium products, the reach of local aluminium now extends well beyond Capral’s own windows and doors, with many innovative manufacturers deciding to switch to LocAl aluminium for their extruded supply.

“The uptake extends into a wide range of industry sectors from Architectural products, to solar rails and even commercial ships and transport.”

In addition to the award-winning LocAl Lower Carbon aluminium offer, Capral continues to lead the way as Australia’s only Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certified extruder.

Capral Aluminium has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V3 and Chain of Custody (CoC) V2 for the extrusion, warehousing and distribution of aluminium products and services.

The certifications apply to all of Capral’s 26 facilities, composed of mills, distribution centres and trade centres, spread across every state and territory in Australia.

At the same time Capral has expanded its LocAl offer into rolled products, with an option to provide LocAl aluminium plate now available.

Picture: Capral

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