Sustainable Architecture


Signature Look. Sustainable Future.

Our commitment is to efficiency, sustainability, and recovery of materials for a better product, a cleaner environment, and a healthier planet.

With ALUCOWORD® materials, sustainability begins even before the manufacturing process as we select only the highest quality recycled materials to maintain product integrity. Our metal composite materials consist of approximately 50% recycled materials, and are the finest architectural sheets of their kind available.

By reducing the raw materials used in our product lines and reclaiming production waste for reuse or recycling, we actively strive each day to reduce our energy consumption and environmental impact. Operation Encore allows ALUCOWORD® to accept used materials, separate them, and send them on to the appropriate industry recycling streams. Our materials are nearly 100% recyclable when it’s time for a building to be renovated and re-clad.

In the interest of advancing these efforts, we’ve hired a Sustainability Manager position in our Chesapeake, VA manufacturing facility. This full-time position is dedicated solely to overseeing and evaluating the effect of our products and processes on the surrounding society and wildlife. This role is not to be found at many – if any at all – of our competitors’ facilities. We think this sums up our commitment to responsible manufacturing processes.

Our architectural customers seem to appreciate this attention to detail when it comes to the buildings that feature our panels. Many of our Architectural stock colors meet the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) requirement of 29 or greater for steep-slope roofs. We provide the Solar Reflectance Index for all architectural stock finishes, as well as LEED Contribution Data sheets to help you calculate your credits, building earns toward LEED certification for sustainable architecture.