Becoming a leader in sustainable building and infrastructure solutions requires clear goals, concrete actions and long-term commitment – for instance, committing to the Science Based Targets initiative to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees, and introducing the first product utilising renewable raw materials.
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At Uponor, the compliance is of utmost priority. Our long-term success is built on making business in a fair and ethical way. For this purpose, active engagement and exchanging information in a transparent manner with all our stakeholders is vitally important – not only from the perspective of developing the business activities but also for contributing to sustainable societies.
The municipality of Sollentuna near Stockholm, Sweden became convinced of the merits of our unique, prefabricated Infra Culvert solution when a trial installation of 50 metres was carried out in an urban environment. The project had started with a more traditional approach: the installation work on the sheet-piled cofferdam was expensive, slow and disruptive for local residents. Sheet pile installation generated a lot of noise and the ground had to be dug up several times.
A snow-melt installation on top of a 300-metre pedestrian bridge, suspended over a busy U.S. interstate highway and railroad tracks, became the first large-scale use of Uponor PP-RCT in North America. The bridge provides a safe pathway to thousands daily and combines the two sides of Utah’s largest public university in Orem.
Opened in July 2020 and covering a total area of 1,500 square metres, Greenspace PCTG in Asturias, Spain is an example of truly sustainable construction. The building aligns with the goals of the European Circular Economy Action Plan and places energy efficiency measures as well as the use of renewable energy, healthy architecture and low-emission materials at the core. Our Thermally Active Building Systems (TABS) played an important role in this project, as it enabled minimising the building’s energy use and creating net-zero heating and cooling.