Rethink Sustainability | The Aluminum Association

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Aluminum is part of the solution to climate change and to our energy challenges. Aluminum is light weight, strong and infinitely recyclable.  Not only is it a sustainable material itself, but aluminum helps make other products more environmentally friendly. 

Key Facts:

  • Use of aluminum helps building projects qualify for green building status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
  • Aluminum can provide insulation and allows daylight and fresh air into buildings. Strengthened alloys can support large glass structures and solar panels. 
  • Coated aluminum roofs reflect up to 95 percent of sunlight, dramatically improving energy efficiency. 
  • The efficiency of solar panel designs can be improved up to 22 percent by covering their surfaces with aluminum studs.
  • Compared with a fleet of traditional steel vehicles, aluminum use saves the equivalent of 108 million barrels of crude oil in energy.

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