New guidelines released for using aluminium in green buildings
The Aluminum Association has released Aluminum in Green Buildings: A Guide to Green Building Development and Certification with Aluminum Products.
The new guide features information on aluminum’s unique properties for use in building and construction, as well as data on the metal’s life-cycle characteristics and environmental performance, according to the association. It’s available through the association’s website, www.aluminum.org/sustainability/aluminum-green-buildings.
The guide is intended to assist and support aluminum end-users – architects, designers and engineers – in understanding how aluminum contributes to green building development and achieving certifications like Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.
“The aluminum industry is committed to advancing the sustainability efforts of its customers through the use of aluminum,” said Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association. “The Green Building Guidelines will allow the industry’s building and construction end-users to make informed decisions about using one of the greenest, most innovative materials in their projects today.”
The guide is based on key requirements of the current, most-commonly adopted green building certifications systems and construction codes. It elaborates on how those requirements can potentially be met or exceeded through the use of aluminum products and systemic aluminum solutions.
The guide incorporates the understanding of aluminum’s technological solutions to challenges of the building and construction industries. Results of the aluminum industry’s extensive sustainability research and studies are featured as well.
Topics: Architectural Firms, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Engineering Firms, Exteriors, Great Commercial Buildings, Metal Roofs and Walls, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design