Alcoa Highlights Sustainable Aluminum Design for Building and Construction Industry at Greenbuild 2009

November 3, 2009

NEW YORK–Alcoa aluminum has always offered unique advantages for designing the
shape, appearance and finish of modern buildings. Today it offers an
even more important advantage: sustainability. That is what visitors to
Alcoa booth (#1162) will see for themselves at the 2009
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix on November

The exhibit shows how aluminum products from Alcoa help architects
optimize the physical environment by making buildings more energy
efficient with greater natural lighting and cooling using lightweight,
strong and flexible products, like Alcoa’s Reynobond® aluminum composite
material. Reynobond® is used around the work in a wide range of
architectural and specialty applications.

Also featured is a montage of LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) certified buildings that include Alcoa and our
Kawneer architectural aluminum products as sustainable solutions, such
as the 1600 SunShade®, a pre-engineered, easy-to-install sunshade that
helps achieve maximum daylighting, while minimizing direct sunlight. In
addition, throughout the show visitors to the Alcoa booth can learn the
company’s sustainability story and how aluminum factors in the
cradle-to-cradle concept of eliminating waste, because of the metal’s
infinite recyclability.

“When you combine Green Building advantages with aluminum’s well-known
recyclable, aesthetic and design benefits, it’s little wonder that high
performance, Green Buildings start with Alcoa aluminum,” said Dave
Schlendorf, President-Alcoa Building and Construction Systems.

The Alcoa booth was constructed using a variety of ecofriendly materials
including custom curved, recyclable aluminum sheet panels and framing,
Reynobond® aluminum composite panel with a surface almost
indistinguishable from real wood, recyclable ECOstone rubber flooring,
LED lighting elements, ENERGY STAR rated computer monitors, acrylic low
VOC paints and clear coating, and water based adhesives.

To learn about Alcoa aluminum as a green building material visit

About Alcoa
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) 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