Aluminum Association Statement on New Federal Building Efficiency Standards

ARLINGTON, VA -- The Aluminum Association released the following statement on a new White House plan to reduce energy use at federal buildings by 2.5 percent per year between 2015 and 2025. A number of private companies that are major suppliers to the federal government – including IBM, GE and Honeywell – also announced voluntary emissions targets.

Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock remarked:

2015 Edition of Aluminum Design Manual Released

Essential Reference for Architects and Designers Now Available in Association Bookstore

The All-New Aluminum Design Manual

Are you an engineer, architect or other professional in the building and construction industry who works with aluminum? If so, you can’t be without the 2015 Aluminum Design Manual -- an indispensable guide for anyone designing load-bearing structures using aluminum.

The Modern Skyscraper

The modern skyscraper would not be possible without the use of aluminum. With aluminum’s durability, high strength-to-weight ratio, design flexibility and contributions to energy savings, it is the material of choice for architects and designers. In fact, there are many things in buildings that are made from aluminum including door frames, window frames, siding, roofs, curtain walls and entire facades. Using aluminum in buildings can even help the structure qualify for green building status under LEED.

The Right Solution

Modern buildings would not be possible without aluminum. Architects and designers can utilize aluminum to create lighter structures with greater flexibility all while minimizing the expenditure on foundations. Building products made with aluminum are weather-proof, corrosion resistant and immune to the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. The durable features of aluminum make it the solution for modern buildings.

Summertime is Aluminum Time

10 Ways Aluminum Makes Summer Better.

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