Centrum Pæle A/S is doing all it can to be greener, achieving optimum recycling targets and taking great steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Through research projects and close collaboration with academic institutions, Centrum Pæle make sure its techniques are at the forefront of innovation, so that it can offer the most effective, smart, and sustainable all-round solutions for their customer’s challenges.
The Danish company, Centrum Pæle A/S, is a manufacturer of precast concrete foundation piles. Indeed, their extensive research into ‘Energy Piles’ is a testament to their ethos as a market leader; inciting innovation as a key factor for reaching cost-effective development and competitiveness, and product development.
Most recently, Centrum Pæle A/S has published Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for their entire product range, including:
- Continuously reinforced precast concrete piles (incl. bitumen and energy tubes as add-ons)
- CPG pile splices
- Centrum EPD – Rock shoes
The EPD’s are officially verified by a 3rd party consultant and are as such publicly available through the official industry organisation EPD Danmark, on www.epddanmark.dk.
The EPD’s are based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report, which goes into detail regarding the manufacturing processes and materials used. EPD’s highlight how much Co2 is emitted in the production of a specific product, including anything from materials to energy used (electricity, heating, etc.).
Centrum Pæle’s director Lars Gøttrup Christensen said: “Having EPD’s are an important milestone for Centrum Pæle, since they enable us to stay ahead of the curve and consolidate our position as the leading precast pile system manufacturer on the Northern European market. At Centrum Pæle, we want our piles to form the basis for even more sustainable construction projects – and it is only our imagination that limits how we can contribute to a fundamentally greener construction in the future.”
The Centrum Pile Group are Northern Europe’s leading and most advanced manufacturer of continuously reinforced, precast concrete piles. The Danish production plant is one of five in Europe; with the others located in Germany, Sweden, Poland, and the UK, with the capability of producing in the region of 3.2 million linear metres of reinforced precast concrete piles per annum.