Zolaikha Strong is the Director of Sustainable Energy at the Copper Development Association. She supports policy makers in the development of energy policies and regulations, collaborates with manufacturers on the development of new technologies, promotes the value of copper-related solutions in energy efficient systems, and builds partnerships with sustainable energy advocates. The Copper Development Association is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America. Learn more at copper.org and on our blog . Follow us on Twitter .