Los Angeles High School #9

Building With Sustainability

Our environmental challenges have never been greater. That’s why Arcadia has been leading the way by offering high-performance products that comply with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Through our sustainability and waste reduction initiatives, we strive to help our environment and enhance the value of our products for architects and building professionals.

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The Goal

Striving to Make Buildings Carbon Neutral by 2030

Arcadia is committed to helping the American Institute of Architects (AIA) hit its goal of making all new buildings and renovations carbon-neutral by 2030. Our team does this by applying sustainable design principles to every project—from inception through project completion and ongoing building operations.

We also achieve and exceed standards set by:

  • The U.S. Green Building Council
  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • The International Green Construction Code
  • CALGreen
We Keep 1,350 Tons of Waste Out of Landfills Each Year

During the past few years, we have dramatically decreased hazardous and non-hazardous waste at our manufacturing facilities. Our efforts have resulted in:

  • Recycling up to 50% of the water consumed in the aluminum anodizing process
  • Using 40%-50% recycled materials in aluminum extrusions
  • Keeping 1,350 tons of solid anodizing waste out of landfills each year
  • Replacing hazardous chemicals with environmentally-friendly products
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Member of The Constructions Specification Institute

We support The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), a national organization with 8,000+ members who are dedicated to improving construction communication. All of our architectural representatives are active members who stay on top of industry best practices and maintain CSI certifications.

National Fenestration Ratings Council

Arcadia complies with the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC), an organization that advances the continuous improvement of windows, doors, and skylights, contributing to making buildings more comfortable and energy-efficient. Our fenestration systems (windows, skylights, and doors) meet the NFRC’s performance and LEED requirements.

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Central High School #9 Central High School #9

The spectacular campus was designed to stimulate learning and creativity. The high school’s dramatic buildings look like sculptures and contain three focal points – the theater, the library, and the lobby.

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Rady School of Management Rady School of Management

The school’s design helps it achieve its mission – developing innovators into successful science and technology business leaders.

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Student Center Student Center

The bold use of aluminum and glass gives the Student Center visual impact, while providing extensive access to natural daylight.

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