The Aluminum Association has released Aluminum in Green Buildings: A Guide to Green Building Development and Certification with Aluminum Products.

The new guide features information on aluminium’s unique properties for use in building and construction, as well as data on the metal’s life-cycle characteristics and environmental performance.

The guide is available at the online on the Aluminum Association’s website.

The Guide is intended to assist and support aluminium end-users – architects, designers and engineers – in understanding how aluminium contributes to green building development and achieving certifications like Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.

“The aluminium industry is committed to advancing the sustainability efforts of its customers through the use of aluminium,” said Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association. “The Green Building Guidelines will allow the industry’s building and construction end-users to make informed decisions about using one of the greenest, most innovative materials in their projects today.”

The Guide is based on key requirements of the current, most-commonly adopted green building certifications systems and construction codes. The Guide elaborates how those requirements can potentially be met or exceeded through the use of aluminium products and systemic aluminium solutions. The Guide incorporates the most up-to-date understanding of aluminium’s technological solutions to challenges of the building and construction industries.

Additionally, the results of the aluminium industry’s extensive sustainability research and studies are featured as well.