The architecture of sustainability

Architects give the world its unmistakable face. They can also provide important impulses for establishing a new mindset and for the careful use of natural resources. But the challenges for sustainable architecture are high: How do we succeed in creating a world worth living in for the next generations? How do we shape the ecological new beginning? How do we live up to our shared responsibility for climate change? Let's address the challenges of the present and work together to contribute to a sustainable future.

Do you want to build aesthetically and sustainably?

No problem with RHEINZINK. Our material is modern, blends into its surroundings unobtrusively, but can also be staged to catch the eye – whilst remaining natural, of course. Like skin, our titanium zinc has self-healing properties, making it extremely durable and maintenance-free. As a lightweight material, it is also suitable for subtle additions to existing buildings. What RHEINZINK has to offer in terms of sustainability?


In principle, RHEINZINK-products have an eternal life. During renovation work or after the period of use of a building, they can be easily collected separately and fed into the recycling process without time-consuming preparation.

Read here how parts of a 30-year-old roof covering in Finland were given a new life in Sweden. 

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Zinc is a natural material, similar to wood. It is also very valuable and sustainable from an ecological point of view. Building elements made of zinc have a lifespan of up to 200 years.


Environmental Product Declarations EPDs, Quality Zinc, Cradle 2 Cradle, Leed, ISO certifications and Ecovadis - these awards certify that we and our products treat people, nature and the environment responsibly.

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In our consumer and throwaway society, a new counter-trend has developed in recent years: The search for quality and durability - values that the material zinc fulfils 100%.

In the course of time, zinc forms a matt grey protective layer, the so-called patina, as part of the natural weathering process. This provides the material with lasting protection against the effects of weathering and corrosion. In addition, it naturally compensates for any scratches and thus ensures that the material is absolutely maintenance-free. When professionally installed, RHEINZINK is not only extremely durable, but almost immortal, which is why it is very cost-efficient over its entire life cycle.

Made in Germany

Our rolling mill is located in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia. For over 50 years, we have been producing RHEINZINK products for facades, roofing and roof drainage at this location. From melting, casting, rolling to further processing, the production steps for our premium products take place there. Quality - Made in Germany


Our product declaration EPD confirms excellent key figures. The excellent environmental balance is based on the low CO2 impact during production and the marginal energy input during extraction and processing. The energy input for recycling RHEINZINK is only about 5 % of the primary energy content. This means that an incredible 95 % of energy can be saved compared to new production.

No matter whether you choose zinc for its appearance, its naturalness or its versatility: Either way, you are choosing a high-quality and fully recyclable building material, be it for your roof, your façade or the roof drainage system. Go with your ideas – we will support you!

Examples of sustainable architecture

Hotel Boat & Co, Netherlands, C2C certified

FOX Vakanties, Netherlands, C2C certified

RAD Building University of Nottm., GB, BREEAM certified

Edmonton Airport, Canada, Leed Silver certified

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, USA, Leed Platinum certified

Williamson College of B. A., USA, Leed Gold certified