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In 2018, ArcelorMittal launched the Steligence® concept to facilitate the next generation
of high-performance buildings and construction techniques for its customers.
According to ArcelorMittal a
holistic approach has been
encompassed in the Steligence®
concept which can help to deliver
a broad range of thinner, lighter, highperformance
steel solutions. Demonstrating
the potential to reduce the embodied
carbon footprint of a building by 38%, the
Steligence® approach can also enhance a
building’s flexibility and provide economic
benefits. Considering the amount of global
emissions which are caused by the built
environment, the impact of Steligence® could
be particularly significant.
Steligence ® is supported by a White
Paper which can be downloaded from
independent White Paper outlines the
science-based approach taken by Steligence®
to compare building construction options
with respect to their impacts on the
environmental, economic and social
domains of sustainability.
Sustainability is a broad concept, the
Steligence® assessment methodology chose
to focus on BREEAM, LEED, ISO21292,
CEN TC350 and the FP7 Superbuildings
Project to produce 17 KPI’s against the three
main impact domains of environmental,
economic and social.
These KPI’s include operational
energy, consumption of natural resources,
emissions, end of life, speed of construction,
thermal and acoustic comfort and design
for flexibility. Full Life Cycle Assessments
(LCA) from manufacture to use to disposal
and recycling, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
(LCCA - the cost of an asset through its lifecycle)
support many of the KPI’s.
Key comparisons from the Steligence®
White Paper when comparing a typical
eight-storey office building in Europe:
• Floor-to-floor heights are reduced
by 30% and column-free flexibility is
achieved with steel solutions when
compared with concrete alternatives.
• Overall building height is reduced by
2.7m and cladding costs are reduced by
11% for steel-framed solutions.
• Building weight is reduced by
50% resulting in a 34% cost saving
for foundations whilst providing
sustainability benefits by using steel
• The environmental footprint of the
building is reduced by 16% in the steel
solution, global warming potential
is reduced by 22% and acidification
potential by 27%.
• Speed of steel construction accounts
for a 24% saving with site traffic
reduced by up to 30%.
• BREEAM and LEED, three extra
points can be achieved for both
BREEAM and LEED achieving the
highest rating in each scheme.
• Total costs of building ownership,
taking into account all economic
benefits, are at least 15% less than when