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Stainless steel to shine at Chinese green building conference


The sustainable qualities of stainless steel in building construction will be explored during a half day session at an international conference in China next week.

The Eleventh International Conference on Green and Energy Efficient Buildings is being held at the China National Convention Centre, Beijing, from 24th to 25th March 2015. The China Stainless Cooperation Promotion Group (CSCPG), of which IMOA is a co-founder, has organized a dedicated session, Stainless Steel Enables Sustainable Buildings, at the conference on 25th March, starting at 8.45 am.

Leading global architecture firms and industry experts will speak about the sustainable advantages of stainless steel in architectural façade design including Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and Coop Himmelb(l)au. Case studies on curtain walls and sunscreens will highlight the historic and future contribution of stainless steel to sustainable building construction. The Ping An Financial Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen and other current notable projects will be featured.  

Presentations by Stephen Selkowitz, Director of US DoE’s Building Technology and Urban Systems Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a joint US/Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology program on energy saving fenestration design have been sponsored by CSCPG. He will speak about COMFEN exterior façade energy modeling analysis software during the Green Building Materials and External Envelope Structures session and will give a joint presentation with the session moderator Catherine Houska, specifically on sunscreen energy analysis in the stainless steel session.  

Gaetano Ronchi, IMOA Senior Advisor, said: “China is an important market for stainless steel and this flagship conference, co-organized by Chinese Society for Urban Studies, China Green Building Council and Eco-City Research Committee of China, under the auspices of the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development, is the leading sustainable building event in China. It is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates including all key Chinese property developers.”



Notes for editors

IMOA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of most of the world’s molybdenum producers and converters, as well as consumers and traders.  

Molybdenum is added to steels and cast irons to improve strength, toughness, hardenability and weldability for numerous applications in the automotive, shipbuilding, construction, mining, chemical, oil & gas and energy generation industries.    

In stainless steels and superalloys, it improves corrosion resistance and high-temperature performance and finds uses in many industrial applications.  It is also used in a variety of products from catalysts and lubricants to pigments and paint.


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