Sustainable Architectural Aluminum Products From Alcoa’s Kawneer Business Contribute to Energy Efficiency of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

May 12, 2009

PITTSBURGH–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that a range of its Kawneer
architectural aluminum products are contributing to the “green” campus
of the newly constructed $625 million Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
of UPMC. The facility incorporates Kawneer products that maximize
daylighting and thermal performance, including curtain wall, sunshades
and thermally broken windows and doors.

Kawneer’s curtain wall envelopes much of the vibrant colorful palette of
the hospital’s exterior and adds both light and drama to the four-story
atrium that extends to the rooftop healing garden. Kawneer windows,
overhead glazing, and curtain wall systems promote healthy, natural
light. Studies show natural light speeds up the body’s healing process
and promotes health. In each of the nine floors of the hospital, fixed
and operable windows make the space lighter and brighter, contributing
to an enhanced therapeutic environment. In addition, throughout the
facility, Kawneer thermal entrances and framing systems help improve
energy performance while Kawneer’s 1600 SunShade® product helps to
reduce solar heat gain.

“Kawneer’s energy efficient aluminum products and systems help to
strengthen the link between the quality of the environment and a
healthier outcome. The sustainable design of Children’s Hospital of
Pittsburgh will benefit the patients, the parents, and the community for
years to come,” said Kawneer Territory Sales Manager Andy Zubal.

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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 unit. Alcoa BCS
manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North
America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Alcoa is the world’s leading
producer and manager of primary aluminum, and alumina facilities, and is
active in all major aspects of the industry.

Kawneer Products used on Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC:

1600 Wall System®1 curtain wall
8225TL ISOLOCK® windows
1600 S.G. (Sloped Glazing)
Trifab® VG (VersaGlaze®)
450 Framing System
Trifab® VG (VersaGlaze®) 451T (Thermal) Framing
560 Insulclad® Thermal Entrances
500 Wide Stile
Standard Entrances
Flushline® Entrances