Alumasc’s iconic green roof planted on the OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow, will be showcased alongside its Infinity Copper Gutters and Downpipes system as part of the COP26 House show home on display at the COP26 UN Environmental Summit.
The COP26 UN Environmental Summit will bring together a global audience to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As part of the summit, the COP26 House has been designed to be entirely carbon neutral and to be fully dismantled and recycled at the end of its lifespan.
Alumasc’s Infinity Copper Gutters and Downpipes, which feature prominently on the outside of the House have been selected due to the carbon neutrality benefits they bring. The system is fully and infinitely recyclable, maintenance free, offers an attractive natural aesthetic and has a typical lifespan of 40 to 50 years. Conversely, uPVC rainwater products widely used across the construction industry are more challenging to recycle, require regular maintenance and have a typical lifespan of only 10 to 15 years.
Alumasc’s innovative living green roof that wraps around the OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow involved growing 37,400 plants specifically for the project and provides excellent environmental benefits to the building and surrounding area. The green roof fosters biodiverse habitat creation, helps to counter the heat island effect experienced in cities and also provides less tangible benefits such as amenity value and wellbeing for users.
Mr Paul Hooper, CEO said: “I am immensely proud that Alumasc has been chosen to showcase some of the Group’s many sustainable building solutions for the COP26 House and Summit. The business is leading the way to develop environmental solutions for the industry and the COP26 House shows what homes of the future will look like if we are to take meaningful steps to combat climate change.”