2014 Press Releases
December 8CDA Hosts December Copper in Architecture Webinar Focusing on Properties of Copper and Copper Alloys
The Copper Development Association (CDA) is hosting a "Copper in Architecture" webinar for design professionals on December 19. Attendees have the opportunity to gain continuing education credit through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) while learning how copper, brass and bronze are used in building and construction.
November 11The International Copper Association Releases Test Results Comparing Connectivity of Copper and Aluminum Wiring in Electrical Wiring Applications
Copper wire with copper connectors has proven to be more reliable and outperform aluminum alloy wiring systems for power distribution applications, according to a new study undertaken on the behalf of the International Copper Association.
October 28Copper Proves to Be the Superior Piping System for Hospital Expansion Project
The Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital relies on copper pipes for plumbing and mechanical systems in unique expansion project. When black steel pipes did not meet the criteria, the contractors turned to CDA for assistance.
October 21Copper Shines at Energy 2030 On The Road in New York City
Energy 2030 On the Road brought together sustainability and political leaders in NYC to engage in policy discussions centered on what actions are needed to reach the goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by the year 2030.
August 2827th Annual UA Competition Awards North America’s Most Skilled Apprentices
North America’s top plumbing and pipe-fitting apprentices were put to the test during the 2014 United Association International Apprenticeship Competition, which is held in conjunction with the Instructor Training Program at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.
August 20The Copper Development Association (CDA) to Exhibit at ASPE’s 50th Anniversary Convention & Expo
CDA is pleased to exhibit at the 2014 American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention and Exposition – considered the industry’s largest plumbing product tradeshow in the country. CDA will have a booth during the two-day exposition, scheduled for September 22nd and 23rd in Chicago.
July 23Study Predicts Rapid Growth in Solar Energy Market Will Lead to Opportunities for Copper
Zolaikha Strong, CDA director of sustainable energy, discusses projected growth in solar energy and its use for copper at SOLAR 2014.
July 7Architectural Awards Program Showcases Copper’s Beauty, Durability and Sustainability with Historic Cathedrals, Government Landmarks and Other Notable Buildings
Historic cathedrals, government landmarks and other notable building projects among 2014 North American Copper in Architecture Award recipients.
June 18CDA Addresses Techconnect World Innovatation Conference on Projected Market for Grid-Level Energy Storage
Markets for energy storage technologies in the United States are expected to grow substantially through 2030, with increased investments spurred by state and federal regulatory policies that encourage renewable sources of electric power to supply the grid, according to Zolaikha Strong, CDA Director of Sustainable Energy.
April 23CDA’s Electrical Expert to Speak to Public Safety Communication Professionals at APCO about the Importance of Grounding and Bonding
David Brender will discuss the importance of proper grounding and bonding at APCO 2014 Conference & Expo. He will share case histories related to communication facilities that were disrupted by lightning strikes or inadequate electrical grounding systems, and highlight how adapting the power quality infrastructure can benefit any facility that operates electronic equipment.
April 22Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act Prompts New Educational Piping Video
In response to new legislation, the Copper Development Association offers a new resource for those working with lead-free copper alloys.