Sustainability

Environment

Our terracotta material is 100% natural, environmentally friendly, has a very low radeon emission and can be easily recycled or disposed after its use. During production scraps are put back into the production cycle mixing them to marl and water so as to minimize the volume of waste disposed in landfills and conserve non-renewable natural resources. In addition, the clay quarry is located next to the production plant, minimizing transport; once extraction is concluded an environmental recovery of the area through the implantation of vegetation is realized. The material is packed on pallets which are recycled to make sure that waste in the construction places are practically non-existent. Excellent credits for the Materials and Resources by LEED certification.


Aluminium sustainability

The fixing system engineered by Palagio Engineering in function of the building and its location, is realized in extruded, fully recyclable aluminum. Being Italy a country without bauxite resources, the recycling of aluminum allows compensating the lack of raw material, saving about 95% of the energy required for production starting from bauxite, and – in view of environmental protection – reducing the release of greenhouse gases into atmosphere. Aluminum, whatever its use had been, is fully recyclable after having been thoroughly cleaned from any foreign substances: the recycled product can be used again without limits and with equivalent properties to the original one, without affecting quality or its performance.

 

Green production Plant

Inside the factory, energy is recovered from hot gases with combustion gases and from hot gases of the cooling cycle. The recirculation system of the kilns can heat the entire manufacturing division as well as the office area, leading to evident energy saving.

Water is totally recycled, showing excellent results during the last years, leading to a reduction of annual hydric consumption of approximately 75%. Also water used for services, showers, in changing rooms and canteens is being purified through methods with low environmental impact, such as sewage sludge, before it is discharged into watercourses.

In 2012 the asbestos roof of the factory was completely removed and at the same time a photovoltaic system (approx. 22.000 sqm) with a power of 999Kwp was installed. You may see itfrom google:

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