2008 Press Releases

  • October 29
    First Results From Hospital Trials Show Pathogens Stay Close To Patients
    Preliminary results from U.S. Department of Defense-funded clinical trials indicate that commonly touched surfaces in intensive care unit rooms are contaminated with high levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.
  • October 13
    Call For Entries: The 2009 North American Copper in Architecture Awards
    The Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) is accepting entries for its 2009 North American Copper in Architecture Awards.
  • August 19
    Landmark Seagram Building Celebrates 50 Years
    One of New York City's biggest celebrities-38 stories tall and a city block wide-is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
  • July 10
    Ave Maria - A Vision in Copper
    The first Catholic university established in 40 years is being built, and roofed, with long-term sustainability in mind.
  • June 26
    Copper Industry Honors Recipients of Architecture Awards Program
    The Copper Development Association (CDA), in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), has announced the recipients of the North American Copper in Architecture Awards program.
  • April 17
    Cutting-Edge Science Project On Antimicrobial Copper Wins Top Honors
    It started with a homemade rocket launcher that his grandfather helped him make in order to win the third-grade science fair. Three years later, Michael Stockwell was busy trying to research alternative food sources for the monarch butterfly.
  • March 25
    U.S. EPA Approves Registration of Antimicrobial Copper Alloys
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the registration of antimicrobial copper alloys, with public health claims. These public health claims acknowledge that copper, brass and bronze are capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration, which is supported by extensive antimicrobial efficacy testing.
  • February 14
    Keeping Warm And Cool With Copper
    As the cost of heating oil and natural gas has spiked in the past few years, more homeowners are seeking alternatives to heat their homes in winter and cool them in summer. Direct-Exchange (DX) Geothermal heating and cooling systems may be the answer they are looking for.
  • February 14
    Copper Industry To Honor Architectural Projects That Use Copper
    The Copper Development Association (CDA) has launched an architectural awards program to recognize and promote innovative uses and sound installation techniques of architectural copper and copper alloys in North American building projects.
  • February 14
    Cold Fusion: Joining Copper Plumbing Without Heat
    Soldering and brazing have long been the industry standard for joining copper tube and fittings, but recent innovations in solderless or "flameless" connection methods promise to change the way copper plumbing systems are designed and built, now and in the future.