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Eco-calculator highlights green savings on giant job

Embrace Building Wraps has made significant eco savings by using PVC-free Kavalan Sunlight Weldable material instead of traditional PVC banner for a giant outdoor art installation in Sandhurst.

The savings include 10,944 litres of water, 492 kg of CO2, and 1Kg of fine particulates. Other savings include 192.8 kg of oil equivalents, and 52.2 kg of human carcinogenic toxicity, which equates to the total amount of carcinogens in 1.3million cigarette packs. 

The savings were calculated by Kavalan exclusive UK distributor CMYUK, using an eco-calculator devised by Taya, the product’s manufacturer.

“Clients really want to track their environmental footprint and the savings they can evidence are part and parcel of the way they buy print these days, and CMYUK has worked hard to put sustainability, traceability and circularity at the heart of its materials portfolio,” said Damien Clarke, sales director (materials), CMYUK. 

Kavalan Sunlight Weldable was used to create two of the UK’s largest digitally printed PVC-free building wraps. Measuring 400m2 each, they are installed at The Sandhouse Block, the former main battalion building in Sandhurst. This site is pivotal to a four-year regeneration plan of the town centre that will include a drive-in cinema, shopping, health, creative workspaces and leisure centre, 

A further 10 x 18 m2  and 2 x 12m2 Kavalan PVC-free printed wraps can also be found in the central zone of this huge site that also includes printed window bays and ACM cladding. 

The installation was designed by architect and designer Shiraaz Ali, chosen from an Open Call to dress the façade. The Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) - a joint venture between Taylor Wimpey and Dorchester Regeneration - is responsible for the project. Embrace Building Wraps planned and installed the project after printing it on its EFI Vutek. 

This art installation will be live for three years plus, while the regeneration of the area is taking place. Once the job is completed all the Kavalan building wraps will be recycled. 

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