There are a considerable number of useful reports and summary documents on Sustainability. The following 6 publications result from the ‘Towards Aluminium Cities’ Research Programme. The object of the research funded by the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) is to quantify the in use benefits of aluminium in architecture and the environment. The programme was initiated by Chris Bayliss, IAI and Michael Stacey, Michael Stacey Architects.
Towards Sustainable Cities Books:
Aluminium and Durability (2014)
Aluminium: Recyclable and Recycling (2015)
Aluminium and Life Cycle Thinking with KieranTimberlake (2015)
Aluminium: Flexible and Light (Part 1) (2016)
Aluminium: Flexible and Light (Part 2)
Aluminium: Sympathetic and Powerful (2017)
The publications can be downloaded here
Other publications include:
- European Aluminium Association (EAA): Sustainability of Aluminium in Buildings
- Delft University of Technology: ALUBUILD Recycling Summary
- International Aluminium Institute (IAI): 4th Sustainable Bauxite Mining Report
- Introduction to Embodied Impacts of Construction Products Construction Products Association/BRE: Guide to understanding the embodied impacts of construction products
The following video presentation (“Wot no D? When whole life means ‘whole life'”) was made for the ZAK World of Facades “curtain raiser”, ahead of the London event on 30 September 2021.