Alcoa executive to discuss aluminum’s role in sustainable building design at Metalcon

October 6, 2009

Eddie Bugg, director, Sustainable Solutions for Kawneer and Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, will discuss aluminum’s role in sustainable building design at Metalcon International 2009, Oct. 6-8, in Tampa, according to an Oct. 1 Alcoa release. Bugg will talk about “Aluminum and Sustainable Building Design” at 3 p.m. Oct. 6. His presentation is 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 will illustrate how sustainable aluminum solutions help achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and assist architects in creating high-performance buildings. He will describe the different ways aluminum products save energy and improve indoor air quality through ultra-thermal glazing, cladding and fenestration, sun control, photovoltaics, daylighting, and natural ventilation. He also will explain innovative design modeling tools, including thermal, energy, and BIM or building information modeling, and review aluminum’s sustainability advantages.

“Aluminum brings remarkable value to the building and construction market. It is lightweight, durable, corrosion resistant, energy efficient, aesthetically appealing and infinitely recyclable," Bugg said in the release. "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.”

To learn more about how aluminum is driving the green building industry, visit the Aluminum Association Booth #104.