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Carbon Control - Recycle to Decarb

Schüco Carbon Control

Investment security and operational reliability from the very start

The new EU requirements are changing property ratings. The value of a building will be defined in future by its carbon balance across all phases of its lifecycle. With Schüco Carbon Control, investors, planners, operators and users can control this carbon balance from the comprehensive planning stage and efficient construction process through to the cost-efficient operation and eventual return to the material cycle. This helps to secure investments in the long term as increasing profits and area productivity are key focus areas.


Creating new options for the property portfolio with Schüco Carbon Control

Sustainable buildings with minimised carbon emissions are not only a legal requirement, but also increase access to attractive locations, attract relevant target buyers for project developments and renters for office spaces, and demonstrate that a property portfolio is fit for the future. Consistent management by investors and developers is needed now more than ever.

Schüco Carbon Control controls the entire lifecycle of a building, prepares the relevant certificates and documentation, and supports an efficient construction, renovation and operating process. An independent consulting team can help investors, operators and developers to take on these complex control functions. The shared goal is to create future-proof, value-retaining properties.

Carbon Control Phase Design

Design to Decarb: Automatically display your carbon balance

The later carbon balance of a building is decided as early as the planning phase. With Schüco Carbon Control, all your documentation for environmental building assessments and certifications are ready to go. This supports optimised and automated planning.

Carbon Control Phase Build

Build to Decarb: Sustainably controlling the minimisation of carbon emissions

The right materials and product systems for the façade help to reduce the so-called "embodied carbon" of the entire building. With Schüco Carbon Control, these are also decisive for the "operational carbon" when the building is subsequently in use and for ensuring an efficient construction process.

Carbon Control Phase Operate

Operate to Decarb - Managing carbon emissions during operation

The carbon emissions of buildings are becoming a relevant factor when calculating operating costs. With Schüco Carbon Control, you can keep your energy costs and CO₂ emissions under control.

Carbon Control Phase Recycle

Recycle to Decarb – Turning buildings into raw material reserves

The consistent reuse of the materials used creates climate neutrality in the construction industry. Schüco Carbon Control helps you to maintain the requirements of a circular economy and transforms the façade of a building into a material reserve for the future.

Carbon Control Consulting Team

Carbon Control Consulting Team

The consistent minimisation of carbon emissions helps a property to retain its value. To allow users to keep on top of guidelines and decarbonisation opportunities, the Carbon Control Consulting Team offers extensive guidance and tailored solutions.

Why choose Schüco Carbon Control?

Schüco Carbon Control helps to actively control the carbon balance of the building, thereby improving the rating, securing investments in the long term, increasing profits, as well as improving area productivity and operational reliability.

Material cycle

Selecting the right products and materials can ensure the carbon balance of a building. Certified systems such as Cradle to Cradle products and products with the VinylPlus® label help investors to meet EU requirements and improve the rating of the building.


IoF ID simplifies the maintenance of buildings, increases operational reliability and lengthens the service life of installed components. This saves CO₂ and raises the cost-effectiveness of buildings.

Energy efficiency

Actively controlling energy consumption results in reduced carbon emissions, lower operating costs and more cost-effectiveness. With smart building technology, energy can be saved automatically and produced using photovoltaics integrated into the building (Schüco BIPV).


What does Cradle to Cradle certification entail?

What does Cradle to Cradle certification entail?

Cradle to Cradle is a certification for systems which meets the EU requirements for a circular economy, saves carbon emissions and protects resources. It is based on the concept that all materials used in a system can be fully fed back into the material cycle and recycled into new materials of a similar quality. With more than 60 certified aluminium systems on offer, Schüco is a trailblazer in the implementation of the Cradle to Cradle principle in the construction industry and is thereby contributing to long-term CO₂ reductions and the conservation of resources.

What is an IoF ID?

What is an IoF ID?

The IoF (Internet of Façades) ID is a tag which digitalises all the units in a building envelope and can be read electronically. The data saved allows for resource-conserving operation and an increased system lifespan thanks to efficient maintenance work and product upgrades. Moreover, units are clearly documented for recycling at a later date and can be separated, sorted and fed back into the cycle.

What is an EPD?

What is an EPD?

EPD stands for "Environmental Product Declaration" and is a document that lists the environmental properties of a specific material. Ideally, it takes into account the entire lifecycle of the material. An environmental building assessment and certification can be carried out using this data, which is based on the GWP value of the material and construction.

What is Carbon Control?

What is Carbon Control?

Schüco Carbon Control makes it possible to control the decarbonisation of the building envelope. The modular construction principle allows for the project-specific minimisation of carbon emissions over the building's entire life cycle – from planning and construction through to operation and recycling.