ArcelorMittal is committed to leading the way in which the world views steel, as well as championing steel’s role in creating high quality, sustainable lifestyles for people all over the world.
We invite you to discover how steel construction could be sustainable due to the nature of our products, their certificates and innovation.
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Rotterdam's Timmerhuis Relies on ArcelorMittal Steel for Sustainability and Speed21 April 2015
Rotterdam's Timmerhuis, a mixed use building dating back to the 1950ies in the center of the Dutch city, is being rebuilt in steel: ArcelorMittal supplied steel beams and tailormade plates for the building's structure.Project News
Steel in Construction: Life Cycle Analysis and Module D16 December 2013
LCA - Life cycle analysis or assessment, now a common method for all resources and products, is of course also important for steel in construction. ArcelorMittal is fully committed to promoting the sustainability of steel. LCAs in the construction industry will now include the so called "Module D" which considers the end of life recycling possibilities of construction materials in general and metals and steel products in particular.Article
Potential climate and global changes are presently considered to be one of the biggest and toughest challenges for humanity. Sustainable development is the only adequate action that can prevent the degradation of our planet’s natural environment.
According to the Brundtland Report commissioned by the United Nations, also knows as “Our Common Future”, the definition of „sustainable development” is as follows: “Those paths of social, economic and political progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Construction is playing a major role in keeping the planet safe, as 50% of all globally used resources are dedicated to universal construction. That’s why sustainable construction is facing strict requirements to be fulfilled by selecting materials based on environmental performance, promoting Energy Efficiency and also reducing water consumption.
Steel is the only truly cradle-to-cradle recycled material and steel construction products are one of the most sustainable building materials in the world, as their recycling rate is more than 90 percent.
Steel components - structural frame, external walls, solar shadings - provide credit points for green building rating systems like USGBC's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or BREEAM (The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) - highly crucial for today’s investors.