The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released a new white paper created by its Aluminum Material Council (AMC) that covers the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures.

“This white paper was needed in order to educate and inform the marketplace about the energy advantages of using aluminum fenestration,” says Kawneer’s Elizabeth Cotton, chair of the AMC marketing committee. “With today’s technology, these products can achieve current and foreseeable stringent codes requirements in an efficient and innovative manner, as well as achieving credits through green building certification programs.”

The white paper states that aluminum extrusions used in the manufacture of entrances, storefronts, curtainwalls, windows and skylight systems play a major role in making high-performing building enclosures more energy efficient and resilient. Sustainability is a major topic in the paper as well.

AMC-2-16 may be downloaded at no cost from AAMA’s online store.