Copper Development Association

Plastic Pollution: A Consequence of Lead Contamination
in homeslider, Plumbing

Plastic Pollution: A Consequence of Lead Contamination

Installing lead service lines has been illegal since 1986, yet according to the American Water Works Association millions of previously installed lines are lurking underground potentially affecting hundreds of communities across North America. The only proven way to eliminate lead contamination in drinking water systems...

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Copper Development Association

08 Jun 2018
3 Reasons to Use Copper for Drinking Water Pipes
in homeslider, Plumbing

3 Reasons to Use Copper for Drinking Water Pipes

Two years after the Flint Water Crisis made international news, thousands of lead service lines are still buried underground across North America. Faced with two main material options to consider, plastic or copper, municipalities, utilities, developers and homeowners must weigh health implications, costs and environmental...

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Copper Development Association

16 May 2018
How to Reduce Bacteria in the Kitchen
in Architecture, Healthcare, homeslider

How to Reduce Bacteria in the Kitchen

Multitasking in the kitchen can quickly lead to the dispersion of bacteria – hands move from holding raw meat to touching sinks and cabinets without washing. In fact, according to a study conducted by NSF International, kitchen sinks contain the most germs in a home...

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Copper Development Association

22 Jan 2018
Black electric SUV recharging in parking garage. 3D rendering image
in homeslider, Sustainability, Technology

Can We Cut Energy Use in US Transportation While Making it Better? We’re Taking on the Challenge

Transportation is a key part of American life. Nearly all of us own cars or take public transportation, rely on freight transport for packages and groceries, and depend on transportation’s invisible support for industries, hospitals, businesses and government. But transportation is also a major energy...

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Copper Development Association

20 Dec 2017
Copper Plays a Critical Role in the Future of the Grid
in homeslider, Sustainability

Copper Plays a Critical Role in the Future of the Grid

As Washington D.C. debates the modernization of our energy infrastructure, Americans across the nation are far less divided. It doesn’t make a difference to the construction and maintenance workers if they’re building a wind turbine or an oil pipeline – they’re more concerned that they...

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Copper Development Association

11 Dec 2017
Travels with Larry: Brass Revitalizes Downtown Dallas
in Architecture

Travels with Larry: Brass Revitalizes Downtown Dallas

Finally, downtown Dallas, Texas is experiencing a renaissance!  Condos, hotels, restaurants and shops are beginning to fill the underutilized buildings, making central Dallas a real destination, rather than a place tired office workers flee as soon as their work day is over. Dallas luxury retailer...

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Copper Development Association

28 Nov 2017
Copper-Clad Domes Offer the Best Views of L.A.
in Architecture, homeslider

Copper-Clad Domes Offer the Best Views of L.A.

The nine white, over-sized letters that are featured in films, on postcards and even in billboard hit songs usually come to mind when thinking of California. But as I gazed up at Mount Hollywood, three copper-clad domes caught my attention instead. Atop of the Hollywood...

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Copper Development Association

08 Aug 2017
Electrician With Apprentice Working In New Home
in Sustainability

Where Are All the New Electricians?

America is facing a shortage of trade professionals, including electricians. According to a poll conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, only 3 percent of surveyed 18 to 25 year olds who have decided on a career path said they would pursue a career...

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Copper Development Association

13 Jul 2017
Travels with Larry: The National Cathedral School
in Architecture

Travels with Larry: The National Cathedral School

While visiting the iconic Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital, I noticed a beautiful neoclassical or beaux-arts structure discreetly hidden behind a neat row of shrubs off Wisconsin Avenue NW. Hearst Hall is part of the National Cathedral School, a private day school for...

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Copper Development Association

11 Jul 2017
Effects of Flint Water Crisis Expressed Through Art
in Plumbing

Effects of Flint Water Crisis Expressed Through Art

Michigan State Art Project Uses Copper Pipes to Tell Flint Residents’ Story A system of copper pipes in Michigan has people talking, but it’s not what you might think. “Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint” is an exhibit featured at Michigan State University’s (MSU)...

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Copper Development Association

19 Jun 2017
Copper Transforms Roofs Across North America
in Architecture, homeslider

Copper Transforms Roofs Across North America

From the relentless sun in Arizona to the frigid winters in Ontario, copper roofs have shielded homes and buildings from the harshest environments for centuries. Today, the world’s oldest metal is being utilized across North America for its durability and appealing aesthetic. The Centre Block...

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Copper Development Association

08 Jun 2017