Environmental quality in building

Using VMZINC products contributes to environmental quality in building.

Throughout the world, the main aims of environmental quality in building approaches or guidelines are to:

 

Environmental objectives
Objective 1 reduce impacts on the exterior environment (reducing greenhouse gases, improving water and waste management, etc)
Objective 2 participate in the protection of natural resources
Objective 3 create a healthy and comfortable interior environment


Furthermore, environmental quality in building approaches or guidelines generally apply to the overall performances of the architectural system rather than:

  • the individual performance of each product that is part of the system,
  • performance with regard to each of the specific targets.


Using VMZINC products contributes to environmental quality in building because it can result in improving the overall environmental performance of a building:

Using VMZINC products contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases and the protection of energy resources because the amount of energy required to manufacture rolled zinc products from ore is the lowest in the market for metals (such as copper, aluminium or stainless steel) used in building.

Using VMZINC products contributes to limiting the consumption of ore reserves because zinc is a natural material, which is potentially 100% recyclable. As a result, in Europe for example, 90% of old rolled zinc is recovered and re-used in various zinc applications.

Furthermore, the long life span of rolled zinc due to the self-protection principle of zinc also contributes to limiting the consumption of ore reserves.

Using VMZINC products contributes to limiting pollution factors on the building site because rolled zinc installation is quick and does not pollute as it generates very little scrap material and very little waste.