A study conducted by the Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry - A Sloan Center, part of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics in collaboration with Secat, Inc., looked at the usage and flows of aluminum within the U.S. and Canadian residential building products industry. "Aluminum just might be the 'greenest' raw material available for building products" . According to the study; "In contrast to alternate raw materials, aluminum’s physical and mechanical properties - corrosion resistance, light weight, durability, and reflectivity - enable the development of building and construction products that withstand the external environment while not drying, splitting, rotting, curling, or rusting. Further, because aluminum reflects 95% of all sunlight, aluminum building and construction products significantly reduce air-conditioning use."

The environmental effect of using recycled aluminium building products is impactful. The final report states; The use of recycled material means that the energy used for manufacture of residential building products would use 95% less energy and generate 95% less greenhouse gas emissions than if new materials made from ore were used. It is to be noted in this regard that aluminum building components can be repeatedly recycled back into similar products with no loss of quality

With the use of aluminium it proves it is one of the greenest materials in the building industry.

To further our interest in environmental matters County Gutters has now incorporated County Water Conservation. This is our rainwater harvesting branch which now allows  the precious commodity of water to be collected and reused around the home and garden.