The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization composed of leaders working to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Driving its mission to transform the built environment is the LEED®, (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Green Building Rating System™. Heritage’s involvement in USGBC is a testament to the growth and development of the green building movement because it demonstrates a shared conviction that our built environment can improve the health of our planet, our economy and our communities.
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The naturally sustainable properties of aluminum:
Aluminum is produced from the world's most abundant raw material; aluminum bauxite. It's durability, strength, lightweight, corrosion resistance and high formability make it the material of choice for sustainable and energy efficient buildings.
75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today and 90% of the aluminum present in building construction is recycled.
Aluminum helps indoor air quality as its finish is very compatible with low odor emitting paints and coatings. It is the world's most recycled metal and it has a seemingly endless life cycle.