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Sustainable Development & Hot-Dip Galvanizing
2:00pm EST

Sustainable development is a vital aspect of the present and future built environment. And although there are several different methods for measuring sustainability, they all ultimately have the same goal; to build as necessary for the present without compromising the future.

Hot-dip galvanized steel is uniquely positioned to contribute to a sustainable future. Steel alone is a vital and necessary part of modern construction, but its susceptibility to corrosion when left exposed is a detriment to sustainable development. Coating the steel with zinc through the hot-dip galvanizing process protects it from corrosion with minimal environmental, economic, or social impacts. Therefore, utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel can anchor the sustainable revolution by fulfilling the goal of sustainable development without compromising the ability for future generations to do the same.

The Sustainable Development & Hot-Dip Galvanizing seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the sustainable aspects of hot-dip galvanizing and how zinc, with its key attributes of essentiality, durability, versatility and recyclability, is well positioned as a material of choice for a sustainable society.

Seminar content includes zinc and the environment, LEED, and real world life-cycle assessment (LCA) and life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis between hot-dip galvanizing and other coating systems. Learn about the environmental and economic benefits of hot-dip galvanized steel including, case study comparisons, and much more.


Melissa Lindsley
Executive Director
American Galvanizers Association