Alcoa Executive to Discuss Aluminum’s Role in Sustainable Building Design at Metalcon International Conference and Exhibition

October 1, 2009

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that 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 next week in Tampa, Florida. Bugg’s presentation,
“Aluminum and Sustainable Building Design”, will be held on Monday,
October 5, 2009, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. It 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 LEED (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, day lighting, and
natural ventilation. Bugg will also explain innovative design modeling
tools, including thermal, energy, and BIM – 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. Nearly 75%
of aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in use today and 95% of
aluminum used in buildings is recycled. Aluminum truly is shaping green
buildings,” said Bugg.

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

METALCON International is the only all-metal construction show that
brings all the major components, complementary products, equipment and
accessories that make up the complete metal marketplace. Attendees and
exhibitors include architects, engineers, contractors (roofing,
residential, and metal building), developers and building owners. To
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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 eight consecutive years. Alcoa employs
approximately 63,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More
information can be found at