Capral’s LocAl® Lower Carbon Aluminium recognised at the 2023 Sustainability Awards.

Breaking new ground in sustainable construction, Capral has achieved yet another milestone with its Lower carbon aluminium offer, LocAl®, recognised at the 2023 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards as the Green Building Product category winner. In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, Capral’s locally extruded, lower-carbon aluminium stands out as a testament to the company’s commitment to sustainable practices and aluminium stewardship.

The Sustainability Awards is Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating sustainable design and architecture excellence. 2023 marks the 17th year of the program, with winners announced on November 9th at the annual gala event held in Sydney.

Capral was recognised as the Green Building Product category winner for its market-leading Lower Carbon Aluminium offer – LocAl®.

When LocAl® was introduced in November 2022, Capral had a clear objective to make locally extruded, lower-carbon Aluminium available to Australian manufacturers, architects and designers.

The LocAl® offer includes two lower carbon aluminium 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.

“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,” said Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager Kellie Moore.

“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. That is, when you specify from the Capral AGS™, Artisan™, Futureline™ Urban™, UrbanPlus™ or locally distributed Schüco® ranges, the primary Aluminium for those systems will carry the LocAl® Green badge, with a carbon intensity of 8kg CO2e/Kg Al*

Capral’s recognition at the Sustainability Awards comes on the same day the organisation expanded its LocAl® offer into rolled products, with an option to provide LocAl® aluminium plate now available from Capral.

The need for sustainable building materials has transcended from a trend to a fundamental imperative, driving companies like Capral to lead the charge in introducing solutions that meet stringent sustainability criteria and deliver superior performance and functionality. Capral’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its holistic approach to product development, manufacturing processes, and corporate social responsibility, positioning the company as a torchbearer of responsible and ethical aluminium supply within the Australian market.