Steel Industry to Promote Sustainability Benefits of Steel at USGBC Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2013 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) will present steel as the sustainable construction material of choice at the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on November 20-22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AISI, AISC and the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) will share a booth (2929/2931) that highlights steel’s energy and resource savings, as well as its recycling benefits. Each year, based on construction and demolition industry estimates, about 98 percent of out-of-service construction plates and beams are recycled and 70 percent of rebar and other structural steel are captured for recycling through demolition and disassembly.

Additionally, steel continues to provide a proven environmentally responsible solution for meeting “green” building requirements in sustainability standards such as the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ASHRAE 189.1, the National Green Building Standard (ICC-700), and green building rating systems like the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Greenbuild International is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The 2013 conference will host an expected 30,000 attendees from 90 countries. For more information, please visit AISI’s website at www.steel.org or AISC’s website at www.aisc.org/greenbuild for information on designing for sustainability with steel.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 24 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 124 members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI’s member companies represent over three quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.  For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org.

AISC is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. For more information, visit www.aisc.org.

Contacts:
Debbie Bennett
Manager, SMDI and Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179

Lisa Harrison
Senior Vice President of Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115