What exactly does it mean to be green? Green products should have a low impact on the environment and therefore favor environmentalism – the practice of protecting and conserving the natural environment and its resources. Aluminum is one of these green materials.
How is aluminum green? Aluminum is recyclable, sustainable, and versatile – the three key qualities for any material being used to construct a green building. Historically, aluminum has proven to be one of the most important materials in successful recycling programs. Aluminum offers high scrap value, widespread consumer acceptance, and significant industry support.
How does it save energy? Using recycled building materials saves total energy otherwise used for material production. Recycled aluminum building materials reduce pollution emissions and energy use, taking only five percent of the energy needed to produce raw aluminum from bauxite. Jerry Powell, editor of Resource Recycling, says, “Many construction materials are hard, if not impossible, to recycle, and this is a negative factor when wishing to undertake a sustainable construction project. This is not the case, however, for aluminum as a building product. The sizable energy savings attained when scrap aluminum is re-melted makes the recovered metal very valuable.”
How abundant is aluminum? It’s one of the most readily available elements in the earth’s crust, making it an ideal choice for sustainable construction projects.
Does it make economic sense? Aluminum’s reduced cost over a longer life cycle offers builders a viable economic choice. It resists the ravages of time, temperature, corrosion, humidity, and warping – adding to its long life cycle.
It was 1980 here in Victoria, B.C. when I first met George Jackson. My business was fresh and Jasco Scaffold was the shoring era!
Observing the growth of multistory concrete building in this... Read More
Wayne R. Knight
Nova Construction Co. Ltd.
We have used the 12,000 lb capacity HI-LITE Aluminum Bridge Overhang Bracket on our bridge projects in Nova Scotia.
The HI-LITE team worked with us from start to finish to provide the most... Read More
Danny White C.E.T.
This correspondence is to confirm that Collavino Group has utilized the HI-LITE Telescopic Flying Form System on several of their project within Ontario and the United States over the past several... Read More
Mr. Paolo M. Collavino
“Borgata Hotel and Casino” project in Atlantic City
Collavino Northeast Construction
"This letter is to inform HI-LITE systems of Collavino's success at meeting our schedule restrictions for a fifty story casino building utilizing HI-LITE's... Read More
Paolo M. Collavino
“Borgata Water Club” project in Atlantic City
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts and performance on our 50 story tower for the Borgata Water Club project in Atlantic City. Your 70'... Read More
Richard T. Bischoff
Vice President/General Manager
“Jamaica Train Station” Queens, NY
Perini Tutor-Sallba JV
"Perini/Tutor-Saliba was satisfied with the use of HI-LITE's 'Fly Form' as the base for various temporary platform layouts on the referenced project.
The installation of... Read More
Jay A. Gold
Boulevard Des Allumettieres
"We greatly appreciated our first experience with your aluminum overhang brackets. As can be seen in the enclosed Pictures we have first hand experience on this particular job since... Read More
Harrah’s Casino / Revel Casino
Madison Concrete Construction
"As the Concrete Subconctractor for the new Harrah's Bay Tower II in Atlantic City, we were greatly satisfied with the use of the Hi-Life Truss Form System for the... Read More