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Schüco Carbon Control

Tailored decarbonisation solutions for fabricators

Schüco Carbon Control makes it possible for fabricators to reduce CO₂ emissions in planned building envelopes (windows, doors and façades) with future-proof solutions using new reduced-CO₂ materials and hybrid constructions. 

This allows fabricators to actively manage the carbon footprint of the relevant building during the construction phase and, moreover, to create the right conditions for subsequent climate-optimised or climate-neutral operation of the building. 

In this way, we help the fabricators to meet the increasing requirements of the market regarding CO₂ at the tendering stage and secure their competitive position for the long term. 

Dekarbonisierungs-Lösungen für Verarbeiter

With Build to Decarb on the path to a CO₂ -neutral future

‘Build to Decarb’ is our modular product that allows fabricators to actively manage the carbon footprint of the planned building during construction and to adhere to regulatory requirements. 

Alongside energy and CO₂-efficient solutions such as our 3D calculation software SchüCal, reduced-CO₂ hybrid systems and new materials such as low carbon and ultra-low carbon aluminium are available to our clients. 

This efficient combination makes it possible to reduce the level of Embodied Carbon in construction projects and in addition to achieve an acceptable basis for the reduction of Operational Carbon during subsequent operation of the building. 

CO₂-Fußabdruck für Gebäude auf Knopfdruck

Carbon footprint at the touch of a button

Our 3D calculation software SchüCal provides fabricators for the first time with full transparency regarding the CO₂ values of the materials and structural units used. With this newly implemented function, the user can determine the component-specific CO₂e input into the building at any point in the planning process and share it with designers, building certifiers and investors in the form of an EPD. 

Carbon Control Consulting Team

Carbon Control Consulting Team

In tendering documents, there is an increasing demand for comprehensive CO₂ documentation and certification, and for the use of new materials. Our Carbon Control Consulting Team provides fabricators with a comprehensive consultancy service, so that they can offer competitive solutions. 

CO₂-reduzierte Materialien im Bau

Reduced-CO₂ materials

By selecting the right materials, fabricators can actively affect the level of built-in emissions. For profiles with a particularly low CO₂ value, in addition to VinylPlus®-certified PVC-U units and standard aluminium, Schüco offers two new aluminium products. 

CO₂-sparende Hybridsysteme

Hybrid systems

Combining various functional elements or materials can be particularly CO₂-efficient as an overall solution. A permanently weather-resistant aluminium add-on construction, for example, can be combined with a timber substructure. 

 CO₂-sparendes Verpackungs-Management für Baustellen

Management of packaging

From production to use at the building site, we have consistently optimised our product packaging from the point of view of saving CO₂. 


What is an EPD?

What is an EPD?

The abbreviation EPD stands for ‘Environmental Product Declaration’. The EPD is a document itemising, in data form, the environmentally relevant properties of a specific material that is to be used in construction. Ideally, the entire lifecycle of the material will be taken into account here. Using this data, which is based on the GWP value of the material and the structure, an ecological assessment of the building can be carried out and the building certified. 

What is the GWP value?

What is the GWP value?

The GWP value quantifies the ‘Global Warming Potential’ of a building – the CO₂ emissions from Embodied Carbon and Operational Carbon – across its entire service life. The GWP value is shown as the CO₂e, or the CO₂-equivalent. 

What do LC and ULC stand for?

What do LC and ULC stand for?

LC stands for ‘low carbon aluminium’ and ULC for ‘ultra-low carbon aluminium’. These two terms are used for aluminium products that are available from Schüco alongside similarly energy-efficient standard aluminium; they offer profiles with an especially low CO₂ value.