Environment

We take the environment into account in all our operations

At Nordec, we are committed to protecting the environment at our factories and sites. We also take the CO2 footprint into consideration in all our operations.

We have a certified Environmental management system based on ISO 14001 standard. Our goal is that the buildings we have delivered structures and envelopes to are safe and valuable also for the future generations.

Based on our Environmental product declarations (EPD’s), we can calculate the environmental impact of our products. We want you to feel comfortable working with us, so we control the environmental risks in every phase of our products’ life cycle.

EPD: Structural steel products based on SSAB steel material (PDF)

EPD: Structural steel products based on European steel material (PDF)

Nordec Environmental Policy

Within our Environmental Policy framework, we enhance the sustainable use of natural resources and work ambitiously to produce forerunner products and services for our customers. To meet all stakeholder requirements, we consistently develop our competence, process, and management system in close cooperation with our partners.

Nordec Environmental Policy (PDF)

Our fabrication runs with Green Electricity

We are using 100% green electricity in our factories. The change to green energy has reduced the CO2 emissions of our products by 2% – 5% depending on the product. Our target is to keep reducing the emissions in the future and minimize the impact of all our operations on the environment.

There are also many other ways in which we aim to influence the environmental impact of our factories. For example, we want to minimize the amount of material waste by designing and optimizing the material usage as well as possible. We have been able to reduce the VOC emissions of our fabrication by taking into use new low-emission paints. We have also reduced the number of different paint systems, which reduces waste, and less solvent is needed to clean the equipment.

Environmentally friendly transport

We aim to minimize the emissions of our transportations from the factory to the construction sites. We plan the transportations well in advance to ensure optimal steel raw material storage and optimal output to the construction sites. We optimize our deliveries to the construction sites: the loads are always full, which reduces the number of shipments.

It is essential to take into account the factors that affect transportation already at the structural design stage. Our structures and elements are designed the way that they are easy, and efficient to be loaded for transportation. Our efficient supply chain helps us to be more environmentally friendly and ensures timely delivery for our projects.

Energy efficiency of our solutions

We design innovative solutions for thermal insulation, airtightness, and ventilation heat recovery of the buildings to increase the energy efficiency. We can bring many benefits to the project when being involved in the project already in the early stage of structural design.

With our standardized solutions and details, we have been able to minimize the environmental impact of our products. When we can design the solutions utilizing our products, we can optimize the material usage most efficiently.

Improve the energy efficiency of your building with the help of our design team – read more about our design services.

We have certified energy efficiency management systems:

 

  • Energy efficiency system ETJ+ in Peräseinäjoki, Ylivieska and Alavus factories
  • Energy audits in Oborniki and Gargzdai factories

 

Nordec’s products don’t cause emissions during the usage of the building. In general, steel frame structures have a long lifespan because of the durability and strength of the material. Besides, steel is the only building material that can be 100 % recycled to create new steel-based products. By using recycled steel material and high-strength steel, we can decrease the environmental impact of our products.

Read more about the environmental impact of steel in construction.