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

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 www.alcoa.com