What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals in the very long term.
What is Sustainable Development?
U.S. Green Building Council® & LEED®
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a Washington, D.C. based 501© (3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nations through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or communicty was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emmissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the USGBC, LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for indentifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED 2009 Rating for New Construction & Major Renovations.
'LEED' and related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S.Green Building Council and is used with permission.
Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Alumicor and LEED
Alumicor is committed to providing superior architectural aluminum building envelope products which will assist our customers towards qualifying for certification points in the LEED green building certification program. To demonstrate this commitment, we have made a strategic shift which will secure our position as the preferred supplier of architectural aluminum profiles extruded exclusively in recycled aluminum billet, complying with the requirements of Materials and Resources Credit 4 for Recycled Content under LEED.
As of July 1st, 2010 all aluminum billet material sourced contains relatively high percentages of pre- and post-consumer recycled material content. The recycled billet utilizes a minimum 40% to 75% recycled material, typically containing 50% pre-consumer and 25% post-consumer recycled content.
Founded in 1959, today’s Alumicor drives innovation with products and manufacturing capabilities that effectively respond to the evolving needs of the architectural and building community. Alumicor has earned respect and recognition from this community for technical competence, responsiveness and integrity.