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Steel for sustainable construction

As Australia places increasing importance on the long term sustainability of both buildings and infrastructure, and strives towards carbon neutrality in performance in these areas, Australian steel’s ability to provide practical solutions becomes more important.

This section aims to provide up to date sustainability and environmental performance information needed to apply steel solutions successfully to your construction projects.

The site covers such topics as rating systems, especially the revised Greenstar® rating system, information on steel Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Inventory (LCI), and the steel industry’s environmental initiatives. It also includes facts and figures on the important issue of reduce, reuse and recycle as they apply to steel as well as numerous case studies, articles and reports of interest and links to the many other sites providing information on sustainable solutions in steel.

Touching the earth lightly - Australian steel's role in a sustainable world (PDF) (1 Mb)