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Copper Use in Renewable Energy Ensures High Performance and Reliability (Part II)

August 16th, 2013 No comments

By Zolaikha Strong, Director of the Copper Development Association (CDA) Sustainable Energy Program

The nation’s demand for energy continues to grow. We’re seeing more interest in renewable energy sources, as an alternative to fossil fuels. These energy sources are abundant and can generate enough electricity to meet our increasing demands. Read more…

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Study Finds Copper from Roof Runoff can be Controlled

August 14th, 2013 No comments

By Joe Gorsuch, Copper Development Association (CDA), Manager, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development

The CDA, in partnership with the International Copper Association, are supporting a study, Attenuation of the Potential Impacts of Copper Roof Runoff by Stormwater Best Management Practices, which was launched last year by scientists at Towson University, near Baltimore. The university built a copper-roofed picnic shelter with storm control measures to assess the amount, biological availability (bioavailability) and treatability of stormwater runoff generated by the structure. Read more…

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Show us how you’re using copper to enhance your home!

August 14th, 2013 No comments

By Victoria Prather, Manager, Communications CDA

Did you know that copper has the ability to resist molds? And kill bacteria? These are just some of the reasons why copper surfaces and copper décor are a great addition to your kitchen and bath. From sinks and countertops to backsplashes, pots and pans, this material enhances every style — from modern to traditional. Read more…

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Enter Today: Copper Home Innovation Challenge “CHIC”

August 13th, 2013 No comments

By Victoria Prather, Manager, Communications CDA

Whether we realize it or not, copper surrounds us on a daily basis—from cooking utensils, to doorknobs and even in our food! While copper can be found throughout our homes, its characteristics also make it an ideal addition to any backyard or garden.  Read more…

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Copper: The Preferred Alloy for Sustainable Energy Technologies (Part I)

August 13th, 2013 No comments

By Zolaikha Strong, Director of the Copper Development Association (CDA) Sustainable Energy Program

2013 has been a good year to talk about copper use in sustainable energy. The CDA has led a strong Congressional campaign from 2012 to date with more than 60 meetings on Capitol Hill to educate legislators, regulators, Congressional staffers and other groups on both federal and state levels about copper’s unique attributes, making it the preferred alloy for sustainable energy technologies. Read more…

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Do it Yourself with Copper: New Smart Phone & Tablet App Provides Easy Access to Important Information on the Job

August 12th, 2013 No comments

By Andy Kireta Jr., Copper Development Association Vice President, Market Development

Plumbers, HVAC technicians and contractors – the CDA has a new copper app that will give you valuable information about copper tube, piping and fitting. You’ll have access to different copper joining methods and applications. And best of all, the information will be at your fingertips out in the field. Read more…

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