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November 18, 2008

Alcoa Features Aluminum Solutions for Building and Construction Industry at Greenbuild 2008

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is featuring numerous examples of how green buildings start with Alcoa aluminum at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which starts today in Boston. The Alcoa booth (#126) provides an overview of the many aluminum products that help the building and construction industry make strides in reducing energy consumption and emissions in their projects.

The Alcoa exhibit will feature a selection of buildings that have received world energy and environmental standard ratings, such as the LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the top U.S. standard for green building. These buildings include Kawneer architectural aluminum products such as the 7500 Wall® curtain wall and 1600 PowerShade®, a patented Building Integrated Photovoltaic sunshade. Alcoa’s formula for sustainability, which includes information on the company’s sustainability framework, and its business, community, global, and green building solutions is featured. Also highlighted is how aluminum factors in the cradle-to-cradle concept of eliminating all waste, because of the metal’s ability to “close the loop.” In addition, visitors will see examples of buildings that exemplify the many qualities of aluminum that make it an excellent building material including lightweight, formability, corrosion resistance, and its aesthetic appeal, and they will also have the opportunity to view green credentials Alcoa has achieved as a leader in sustainability.

“Sustainability is a core ingredient of Alcoa’s business strategy to leverage the lightweighting and recyclability of aluminum to help customers develop new sustainable products. Aluminum’s use as a building material is a smart investment over a potentially infinite product life cycle,” said Dave Schlendorf, President – Alcoa Building and Construction Systems.

The Alcoa booth was constructed using a variety of ecofriendly materials including custom curved, recyclable aluminum sheet panels and framing, recyclable ECOstone rubber flooring, LED lighting elements, Energy Star Rated computer monitors, acrylic low VOC paints and clear coating, and water base adhesives.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems. The Company has 97,000 employees in 34 countries and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at