Sustainability of House Frames Made From TRUECORE® Steel
With sustainability being an important consideration when constructing a home its good to take a holistic view of the materials that go into the build. TRUECORE® steel makes an excellent choice. Whilst it can be carbon intensive in its manufacture, the manufacturing process is only part of the emissions profile of a material. TRUECORE® steel is strong, durable and versatile and a good choice for buildings designed for long life and that require flexibility to accommodate future reuse options without significant reinvestment.
The inherent properties of steel allow it to be reused, remanufactured or recycled into equivalent, or higher quality products, over and over again. As it is highly recyclable, steel is also less likely to end up in landfill.
Durable and resilient
TRUECORE® steel incorporates BlueScope’s industry-leading metallic coating incorporates Activate® technology, to provide enhanced corrosion resistance. Its long life can help conserve resources and energy that may otherwise be invested in products with a shorter life span.
Incorporates recycled materials
Across the range of steel products manufactured by BlueScope in Australia, including TRUECORE® steel products, the average recycled content in the steel is 17.4%1, which includes pre- and post-consumer recycled materials. Materials reclaimed within the steelmaking operations represent an additional 6.8% average recovered content.
The steel in TRUECORE® steel is 100% recyclable without loss of quality.
Design for disassembly and reuse
Frames made from TRUECORE® steel are lightweight, durable and can be screw assembled – highly suitable for modular design, and can be designed for disassembly and reuse.
Reduced onsite waste
As frames made from TRUECORE® steel are fabricated off-site to exact specifications, minimal offcuts are generated during fabrication and minimal cutting is required onsite. This means that minimal waste is produced onsite, which results in greater material efficiency and potential waste removal cost savings.
BlueScope’s Australian manufacturing facilities are accredited to the globally recognised standard ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems), demonstrating BlueScope’s commitment to continual improvement.
Produced by a responsible manufacturer, BlueScope
BlueScope is a founding member of ResponsibleSteel™, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative supporting the responsible sourcing and production of steel. BlueScope achieved ResponsibleSteel™ site certification of Port Kembla Steelworks in February 2022.
For further information around the sustainability and the environmental impacts of using steel in your project please reach out to us.
1. Across the range of steel products manufactured by BlueScope in Australia, the average recycled content (according to recycled content categories defined in ISO 14021:2016) in the steel is 17.4%, which includes pre- and post-consumer recycled materials. Scrap and iron-bearing materials generated and reclaimed from BlueScope’s steelmaking, coating and painting operations represent an additional 6.8% recovered content, which is not reported as recycled content. Scrap from rollforming and fabrication processes are included as pre-consumer recycled content. The figures provided represent our best estimate at the time of publication. For current recycled content figures please contact BlueScope Steel Direct on 1800 800 789.