Copper Development Association

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
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