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New Green Building Guidelines

Green Building GuidelinesThe Aluminum Association released Aluminum in Green Buildings: A Guide to Green Building Development and Certification with Aluminum Products, which 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 LEED®.

Based on key requirements of the current, most-commonly adopted green building certifications systems and construction codes, the guide elaborates how those requirements can potentially be met or exceeded through the use of aluminum products and systemic aluminum solutions, while incorporating the most up-to-date understanding of aluminum’s technological solutions to challenges of the building and construction industries, as well as the results of the aluminum industry’s extensive sustainability research and studies.

Key information includes:

  • Aluminum’s unique properties and building applications
  • Aluminum building products and systems that contribute to credits for LEED® v4 certification
  • North American aluminum’s lifecycle environmental performance (Environmental Product Declarations)
  • The North American industry’s sustainability strategies, metrics and major achievements

The guide is available for download at the association website.

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