Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

Energy Storage Regulation and Legislation

April 17th, 2014 No comments

CDA’s Director of Sustainable Energy, Zolaikha Strong, believes that investments in energy storage, in the form of tax credits and policies, could help incorporate energy storage into grid modernization.  There is a delicate balance between carbon saved from energy storage and the cost associated with energy storage.  Stronger regulation could support incentives and provide tax credits which will lessen the burden of cost of energy storage devices.  Energy Efficiency Markets, an online publication, interviewed Zolaikha as an expert on energy storage regulations. Read more…

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Ben Franklin & Copper – a $100 Connection

October 14th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President OEM

Check out the new $100 bill released this week. Ben Franklin’s face still graces the bill, but there’s something new – colorful copper!

Why so snazzy? It’s all about security, say government officials. These new features are designed to protect against counterfeit bills and color is used as an added security measure. Read more…

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A Treasure of Copper at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History

October 3rd, 2013 No comments


Jeff Larkin is an Emmy award-winning independent creative video editor, who came upon the Smithsonian copper exhibit during a visit to Washington, D.C. last month. Jeff creates videos for the Copper Development Association.

Oct. 3, 2013

By Jeff Larkin

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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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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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Sustainability in the Desert: Copper Gives Unique Look to New Arizona Health Sciences Education Building

July 24th, 2013 No comments

By H. Wayne Seale, CDA Project Manager and Architectural Applications Specialist

Two hour-long video case studies about copper use in the Arizona project, produced by the Copper Development Association (CDA) and GreenCE, an online resource for design professionals, are registered with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), for continuing education credits. LEED professionals can also earn continuing education credits by viewing the videos. You can register for these free video courses by going to the GreenCE website. Read more…

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