This section is dedicated to copper in all of its wondrous applications – in communication, in the construction of our homes, in our health and nutrition, in the natural world, in education, in décor, and even in play. It's a complete online resource for facts and information about the many ways copper affects and enhances our lives.
Items of Interest
- It's Everywhere: Copper Makes a Comeback: This article published by Cleveland, Ohio's Plain Dealer, highlights the fact that the homeowners have fallen in love with copper (again) on the exterior of our homes and that we appreciate the copper that is used inside the homes, even when we don't see the copper...
- Flame-Colored Copper Process: How a mother-son duo makes fine art items by using flame heat to bring out varied colors in copper objects...
- Copper Shines on Prime Time: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Hometime TV shows spotlight copper for residential makeovers...
- An innovative process using copper helps preserve nature's beauties...
Copper is mankind's oldest – and one of our most important – metals, dating back more than 10,000 years. Yet this infinitely useful material still finds its way into just about everything we do today. And, as ever more applications are discovered, it's helping to forge our future.
Although we may not see or even think about how copper helps us, it's worth noting that without it we wouldn't have so many things we often take for granted – like telephones, computers or even healthy bodies! Because copper is so much a part of our everyday lives, you'll find that there is much to see and do here. Feel free to explore our site and discover the innumerable and invaluable uses of copper in our homes, our environment and ourselves.
To get started, select an area of interest by clicking on one of the eight icons above and you will be taken directly to the section (such as wiring, plumbing, architecture, innovative technology, etc) with information on the specific application of copper in your home and life. The same eight links are also available in the left navigation bar under "Copper In Your Home" on every section of this site.
- FAQs: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about copper and its many different uses.
- Home Planning Series: Easy-to-use help with home planning or remodeling. In this section, you will find several articles that clearly explain how you can do specific projects whether you are building a new home or upgrading your existing home. Recently added items include:
- News: This section contains news items higlighting copper applications in a variety of fields. Selected recent news items are given below:
- Discover Copper: Although created for reporters and editors, Discover Copper contains stories of general interest about the many innovative ways that copper is used today.