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Optimised steel structures for a low carbon future15 February 2024
The construction industry is the world’s largest consumer of raw materials and the built environment accounts for between 25 and 40% of global CO2 emissions. The sector is responsible for nearly 40% of annual raw material use and around 39% of the total primary energy use. These numbers are set to increase.The most promising construction material in terms of low emissions and increasing circularity is steel. Although the steel industry is among the highest-emitting industries (about 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions), the carbon footprint of its manufacturing process has decreased over the last 25 years and today new low-carbon alternatives are cutting emissions faster than before. The circularity of steel, enhanced by the possibility to upcycle, unlike other materials, and its low-carbon alternatives have resulted in its use in innovative projects driven by sustainability.Efficient design of steel structures is key, designing with end-of-life in mind and specifying low-carbon alternatives. With design choices playing an important role, we need to rethink the design approach from a circular, more holistic, and therefore more sustainable perspective. The research paper ‘Why optimised steel structures will help reduce embodied carbon’ provides a brief overview of the steps being taken to decarbonise steelmaking and examines the impact of the construction sector on global emissions. The main objective of this paper is to put forth easy-to-use tools to help designers reduce the embodied carbon of their projects while offering guidance on evaluating sustainable solutions.Technical article
XCarb® recycled and renewably produced sheet piles contribute to the Sustainable Building Site certificate awarded to BVK headquarters6 February 2024
On the former Siemens site in Munich, Germany, the new company headquarters of the Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) are being built. Züblin Spezialtiefbau was commissioned with the turnkey construction of the excavation pit, which impresses with its size and depth. A total of 188 300 m3 of soil will be excavated.A temporary sheet pile wall was installed for the excavation shoring. The contractor chose ArcelorMittal's PU steel sheet pile sections in the company’s XCarb® recycled and renewably produced range, which have a very low carbon footprint due to their scrap-based production exclusively using electricity from renewable sources (solar and wind).The overall project aims for a high level of sustainability and has already been awarded a ‘Sustainable Building Site’ certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).Project news
XCarb® Magnelis® helps Systemair optimise product range15 January 2024
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ventilation systems, Systemair is aiming to enhance the sustainability of its products and processes. To achieve this goal, the company began to look for a metallic coated steel which could reduce the carbon footprint of its products. The solution was XCarb® recycled and renewably produced Magnelis® from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.Product news
A low carbon emissions steel deal!21 December 2023
The Dingemans group is buying Magnelis® steel which was produced by ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products using the XCarb® recycled and renewably produced route. This type of steel was created using a minimum of 75% scrap steel and 100% renewable electricity. The result is a product with a 70% lower carbon footprint than steel produced via the traditional blast furnace route.Product news
Lemvigh-Müller and Give Steel choose ArcelorMittal's low carbon emissions steel19 December 2023
In close cooperation, Lemvigh-Müller and their customer Give Steel A/S set new standards in Denmark for low carbon emissions steel with ArcelorMittal's XCarb® recycled and renewably produced beams.Product news
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 known as "Our Common Future," the term "sustainable development" is defined 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. This is 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%.
Steel components - structural frames, 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), which is highly crucial for today’s investors.