Topics: Carbon offset, Greenhouse gas, Construction Pages: 2 (667 words) Published: October 8, 2014
Case study
Sector: Construction
Country: International

Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel producers. The company provides pre-finished steel building envelopes to the construction industry for use in a wide range of commercial, education, residential and industrial buildings. In April 2007 Tata Steel launched the world’s first cradle-to-cradle CarbonNeutral® building envelope, called Confidex Sustain®.


Programme developed

To improve awareness of how steel can provide
a sustainable solution during the construction,
operational use and end-of-life, re-use and
recycling phases of a building.

To combine Tata Steel’s reputation for innovation

Tata Steel partnered with The CarbonNeutral
Company and Ecometrica to accurately calculate
the greenhouse gas emissions produced over the
life-cycle of the product – including manufacture,
installation, use, re-use and end-of-life phases.

Using this methodology, every time a Confidex
Sustain® building envelope is constructed, the
carbon footprint of the development is calculated.

The footprint is then reduced to net zero through the
purchase of carbon offsets from The CarbonNeutral
Company, which meet global carbon offset
standards. The offset programme is backed by a
robust and fully audited process underpinned by
The CarbonNeutral Protocol.

Tata Steel has worked with key customers to
continuously look at future sustainable product
developments in terms of the Colorcoat® products;
the systems they form part of; the processes which
enable their delivery to market and ultimately, how
they perform on the buildings themselves.

with the growing demand
construction materials.



To create the most sustainable building envelope
on the market, by reducing the emissions related
to its Confidex Sustain® product to net zero.

To increase share in a highly competitive
marketplace, through a...
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