Alcoa Offers Building Sustainability

Alcoa aluminum has always offered unique advantages for designing the shape, appearance and finish of modern buildings. Today it offers an even more important advantage: sustainability. That is what visitors to Alcoa booth (#1162) will see for themselves at the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix on November 10-12.

The exhibit shows how aluminum products from Alcoa help architects optimize the physical environment by making buildings more energy efficient with greater natural lighting and cooling using lightweight, strong and flexible products, like Alcoa’s Reynobond® aluminum composite material. Reynobond® is used around the work in a wide range of architectural and specialty applications.

Also featured is a montage of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings that include Alcoa and our Kawneer architectural aluminum products as sustainable solutions, such as the 1600 SunShade®, a pre-engineered, easy-to-install sunshade that helps achieve maximum daylighting, while minimizing direct sunlight. In addition, throughout the show visitors to the Alcoa booth can learn the company’s sustainability story and how aluminum factors in the cradle-to-cradle concept of eliminating waste, because of the metal’s infinite recyclability.

“When you combine Green Building advantages with aluminum’s well-known recyclable, aesthetic and design benefits, it’s little wonder that high performance, Green Buildings start with Alcoa aluminum,” said Dave Schlendorf, President-Alcoa Building and Construction Systems.

The Alcoa booth was constructed using a variety of ecofriendly materials including custom curved, recyclable aluminum sheet panels and framing, Reynobond® aluminum composite panel with a surface almost indistinguishable from real wood, recyclable ECOstone rubber flooring, LED lighting elements, ENERGY STAR rated computer monitors, acrylic low VOC paints and clear coating, and water based adhesives.

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