Alcoa Executive Discusses Aluminum's Role in
Sustainable Building Design During Metalcon
October 5, 2009
Eddie Bugg, director, Sustainable Solutions for Kawneer and Alcoa
Building and Construction Systems, today discussed aluminum's role
in sustainable building design at METALCON International 2009, which
is taking place in Tampa, Fla. Bugg's presentation, "Aluminum
and Sustainable Building Design," was sponsored by the U.S.
Aluminum Association, where he serves as chairman of the trade organization's
Building and Construction Committee.
In his talk, Bugg focused on how sustainable aluminum solutions
can help achieve LEED certification and assist architects in creating
high performance buildings. He described the different ways aluminum
products save energy and improve indoor air quality through ultra-thermal
glazing, cladding and fenestration, sun control, photovoltaics,
day lighting, and natural ventilation. Bugg also explained innovative
design modeling tools, including thermal, energy and BIM.
"Aluminum brings remarkable value to the building and construction
market," says Bugg. "It is lightweight, durable, corrosion
resistant, energy efficient, aesthetically appealing and infinitely
recyclable. Nearly 75 percent of aluminum ever produced since 1888
is still in use today and 95 percent of aluminum used in buildings
is recycled. Aluminum truly is shaping green buildings."
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