Aluminum is widely specified in buildings and used throughout the construction sector, from retail and corporate ID to education, healthcare and multifamily.

Building design has evolved – modern building design is more complex as a building serves more than one purpose. Architects, specifiers and customers are now looking at projects holistically and factoring in functionality, economics, aesthetics and a building’s purpose in a local community. The materials used on a building are of major significance and consideration, which is why the exceptional durability of aluminum appeals to building design with its strength-to-weight ratio. It can be prefabricated for quick installation, recycled at the end of a building’s life and has many advantages compared to other alternative materials.


As an infinitely recyclable material, aluminum promotes the circular economy and reduces waste. Kawneer uses recycled aluminum content in the production of our products, and our production waste is recycled to be smelted and reused. This is a huge advantage when evaluating and selecting building materials for sustainable building design.

To highlight our environmental commitment, we include Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) on all Kawneer products, and our storefront solutions feature Declare labels: a voluntary self-disclosure program that aims to move the building materials industry toward healthier products through ingredient transparency.

The market-leading performance of Kawneer aluminum products can help projects achieve LEED® certification – the highest standard of sustainability.



Aluminum is known and specified for its strength, durability and low maintenance requirements.

Kawneer aluminum solutions meet the architectural performance grade requirements for operable windows, which is the highest North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) performance class and is frequently used in mid-rise and high-rise buildings with increased load requirements and limits on deflection.

Aluminum frames can handle heavier glazing to improve thermal efficiencies – we offer triple glazing on many of our products, which enhances the insulation value, contributing positively to a building’s sustainability rating.

Seamless integration of Kawneer aluminum solutions also enable sun control systems to attach to our storefront and curtain wall products, creating high-performance buildings with design flexibility, optimized occupant comfort and energy efficiencies.

Kawneer has a range of solutions that are capable of larger seismic drift ratios that meet AAMA 501.4 & AAMA 501.6 standards. We also offer forced entry, blast, ATFP and hurricane ratings, providing product safety and peace of mind.



Kawneer offers a wide range of finishes, including anodized, metallic paints, color matching and AAMA 2605 standards. Ensuring seamless integration with the rest of the building envelope or surrounding environment, we can match the finish of our frames to adjacent building cladding.

Aluminum’s ability to carry heavier panes of glass enables the creation of awe-inspiring floor-to-ceiling fenestration solutions that provide panoramic views of the outside world. Larger views help enhance natural lighting that benefits well-being and can reduce reliance on HVAC and artificial lighting systems.

With its sustainability, performance and aesthetics, aluminum delivers the results you desire for your pioneering projects.



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