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Aluminum Association showcases building sustainability

The Aluminum Association’s Building and Construction (B&C) Committee is taking the benefits of susta...


The Aluminum Association’s Building and Construction (B&C) Committee is taking the benefits of sustainable building on the road. The Association has exhibited at the 2009 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Aluminum is an ideal product for the building and construction industry because it is truly a sustainable material,” said Chuck Johnson, Director, Environment, Health & Safety. “Aluminum is infinitely recyclable, and offers unique energy efficiency and design characteristics that make it a smart choice for high-performance buildings.”

Aluminium building products are made from alloys that are weather-proof, corrosion-resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays. Aluminum’s lightness allows achitects to design light structures with more stability and the means to meet required performance specifications, while minimizing expenditure on foundations.

GreenBuild featured 1,800 exhibit booths displaying the latest products and services and a first-ever Green Building Job Fair. The three-day event also included more than 100 educational sessions. In addition, former Vice President Al Gore is this year’s keynote speaker. In addition to his political achievements, Gore has written two bestselling books, Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, and the recently-released Our Choice.

 

About the Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today’s market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.

Contact:

Mandi Ross, Manager, Public Relations
The Aluminum Association
1525 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

Tel: 703-358-2976

Fax: 703-358-2961

Email: mross@aluminum.org

Web: www.aluminum.org


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