Webinar Offers Energy-Saving Architectural Solutions

March 30, 2009

Hosted By Alcoa, Kawneer and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that an upcoming webinar co-sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Alcoa’s Kawneer architectural aluminum products business will provide architects and building contractors with insights and strategies for designing high performance buildings using energy efficient architectural solutions.

The webinar, “Energy-Saving Architectural Solutions for High-Performance Buildings,” will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 12 noon ET. Participation is free for all architects, building contractors and media.

Steve Selkowitz, head of the Building Technologies Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will discuss the potential for savings using different energy efficient fenestration technologies and systems and how these technologies help architects meet energy saving requirements and contribute to sustainable design.

Eddie Bugg, Director of Sustainable Solutions for Kawneer, will discuss the role that recyclable architectural aluminum products play in helping meet energy efficiency and LEED certification goals.

“We are looking forward to dialogue on energy saving architectural tools and systems for commercial and institutional buildings. More than 40 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S. is used by buildings, and with the stimulus package funding the renovation of government buildings into green buildings, we believe the information provided today will offer valuable insight into designing high-performance buildings,” said Bugg.

Highlights of this interactive session include:

  • How design solutions using glazing/shading that capture daylight advantages contribute to high-performance buildings.
  • Energy efficient building technologies focusing on architectural aluminum systems, such as windows, curtain wall, and sun control products, play a role in designing sustainable buildings.
  • Optimizing energy savings in specific climate zones by using various combinations of architectural aluminum products and systems.

To register for this webinar, visit Green Building Webinar.

About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and is operated by the University of California. It is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Savings as a result of Berkeley Labs developments in lighting and windows, and other energy efficient technologies, have been in the billions of dollars.

About Kawneer

With more than 100 years of innovation and experience, Kawneer North America is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Alcoa's global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business. Alcoa BCS manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems. The Company has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for seven consecutive years. More information can be found at

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