Copper is Critical

Copper is Critical

America’s future depends on copper, and it meets every component of the U.S. Geological Survey’s definition of a Critical Mineral. Updated data shows copper should be added to the U.S. Critical Mineral List immediately. Learn more

Will U.S. copper supply meet energy transition demands?

Andrew G. Kireta Jr., CDA's President & CEO, addresses this question and more in his recent GreenBiz article. Read more

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Copper Meets Inclusion Criteria for U.S. Geological Survey’s Critical Minerals List

Updated data shows that copper now meets the USGS benchmark Supply Risk score of 0.40 for automatic inclusion on the U.S. Critical Minerals List.
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Call for Entries: North American Copper in Architecture Awards 2023

Submissions for the North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA) 2023 are now open. Now, in its 16th year, the awards presented by the Copper Development Association (CDA) celebrate distinctive copper building projects across the United States and Canada. Architects and contractors are invited to add their work to this distinguished portfolio of copper craftsmanship and innovation by March 31, 2023.
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Copper Development Association and Sustainable Minds Announce Webinar on Understanding Industry EPDs and HPDs

The Copper Development Association (CDA) announced it will participate in a webinar with Sustainable Minds, Understanding Industry EPDs and HPDs, on September 22 from 2:00-3:00pm ET. Erin Smith, CDA’s material stewardship project manager, will discuss innovative ways to leverage existing frameworks, such as ASTM/AMSE standards and the HPD Collaborative metal alloys special condition, to develop industry-based Health Product Declarations (HPDs).
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