Copper Development Association

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
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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
3 Tips to Protect Your Home from an Electrical Surge
in Sustainability

3 Tips to Protect Your Home from an Electrical Surge

Sunshine, beach days and cookouts define summertime for many individuals. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most likely seasons for a power surge to enter a home, frying delicate circuits in televisions, computers, security systems and other expensive electronics. While it’s impossible to predict...

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Copper Development Association

23 May 2017
Copper Industry and Key Energy Leaders Discuss “A New Global Future” for Efficiency
in Sustainability

Copper Industry and Key Energy Leaders Discuss “A New Global Future” for Efficiency

By Steve Kukoda, Vice President/Executive Director, International Copper Association (ICA) I traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to speak at the annual EE Global Forum, which gathers energy efficiency leaders – including policymakers, industry representatives, and research experts— to build partnerships and to create actionable dialogue....

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Copper Development Association

16 May 2017
Why the Copper Industry is Uniting Against Climate Change
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Why the Copper Industry is Uniting Against Climate Change

By Hans De Keulenaer, director of energy and electricity for the European Copper Institute (ECI) As the global community continues to realize the very real and dire consequences of climate change, more and more people are realizing that we as individuals need to make positive...

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Copper Development Association

15 May 2017
The First LEED Rated Embassy in the U.S. Uses Copper
in Architecture, homeslider

The First LEED Rated Embassy in the U.S. Uses Copper

By Larry Peters, Copper Development Association Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist Walking around northwest Washington, D.C., I found myself standing in front of Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the vice president. However, what caught my attention was the emerald, rectangular structure...

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Copper Development Association

09 May 2017
Parkview Hospital Deploys Antimicrobial Copper Door & Cabinet Hardware
in Healthcare

Parkview Hospital Deploys Antimicrobial Copper Door & Cabinet Hardware

By Adam Estelle, Project Engineer for the Copper Development Association Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, Indiana installed roughly 40 Antimicrobial Copper locksets and numerous cabinet pulls to supplement their infection control program and further enhance their commitment to patient safety.  The durable and attractive components...

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Copper Development Association

08 May 2017
15 Buildings that Show Innovative Architectural Design
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15 Buildings that Show Innovative Architectural Design

By Stephen Knapp, Director of Sheet, Strip and Plate for CDA It’s amazing to see the innovative ways copper continues to be applied to buildings across North America. Last week, the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) awarded...

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Copper Development Association

04 May 2017