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Green Coatings from a Global Perspective

by Don Futch, Jotun Paints, Inc.

This article describes what certifies the “greenness” of a coating, the variables tha...


Biosourced and Renewable Raw Materials

by C. Lefevre, M. Wenkin, M.H. Delvaux, Coatings Research Institute (CoRI)

In the paint market today, the use of bio-based products creates new challenges for p...


International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

by Brian Goldie, JPCL


Sustainability in Coatings: A Review of Recent Reports

by Brian Goldie

The author summarizes several presentations related to future raw material supplies f...


Green Takes the Gold: PWC's first Green Awards

Yes, green products are durable. No, they're not more expensive. And, boy, are they ...


Green That Gets It Done

by Cynthia A. Challener

Today's ecofriendly coatings can deliver top-notch results. Here's how. Also: Wha...


The green revolution enters the antimicrobial fray

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Heightened awareness of threats to health, safety, and air quality cast a different l...


What’s New in Environmentally Friendly Coating Raw Materials

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

The author discusses trends in “green” raw materials that were introduced to the coat...


Product Pipeline


The many shades of green

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contr...


Product Pipeline


The prospects for powder

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...


Taking cool to the next level

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology

Heat-deflecting technologies aren't relegated to the roof, as coatings makers, users ...


The air-barrier express hits a curve, but rolls on

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Due to an error in production, the Editor's Word column on page 2 of the August-Septe...


And now, a sampling of the many shades of Green

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC


Choosing from a crowded field

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The JAC invitation for "Top Green Coatings Picks" generated responses on many other i...


Green and Golden

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

JAC’s ‘Top Picks’ reflect evolution of sustainable design and building - and the dive...


Green Building 101: The paint and coatings track

by Paul Nutcher, Green Apple Group LLC

This review of green building and its implications for paint and coatings examines th...


Polished concrete: Gaining traction in the green-building arena

by Greg Schwietz, L&M Construction Chemicals

A polished concrete floor system, when viewed as a whole, can help increase the energ...


Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.


Waterproofing-membrane brochure

Kemper System Inc. issued a brochure offering information on the specification of Kem...


Having a say on Green Seal’s revised GS-11 paint standard

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

You know what’s great about living and working in this "green" revolution era in desi...


Cool wall joins cool roof as demand grows for climate change in building and design

In the warp-speed-evolving world of green and sustainable building and design, cool i...


Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Finding the way to LCA

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the rapidly expanding universe of green and sustainable design and construction, l...


Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

If it is conceded that the concept of sustainability in design and construction shoul...


Green Coatings Company Profiles

List of companies participating in “Green Coatings Product Survey”.


Pausing for reflection: Company’s shrine to sustainability serves as rooftop ‘laboratory’

ERSystems, a Rockford, MN-based maker of roof coatings, and its sister company, Prair...


Office Buildings - Office greenery

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The Capitol East End Complex, Block 225 in Sacramento cast a different light on green...


Second opinions

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The Green Guide for Health Care is adding a new dimension to design approaches and ma...


The environment is right to sustain a debate on the entire ‘green’ spectrum

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

It appears that more and more of the discussion about “green” and “sustainable” desig...


Chill factor: Cool-roof fever is catching on

Up on the roof, it’s green to be cool. Reflectivity, emissivity, and lighter colors a...


Durability: Grading of the green

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Do eco-friendly coatings measure up in the performance exam? The subject may require ...


Green Coatings Company Profiles

Company Profile List


Green Coatings Directory

Manufacturers of architectural coatings were invited to complete a“Green Coatings Pro...


Green takes a new hue

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

For all our attributes as an amazingly innovative, creative, and resourceful people, ...


Platinum jewel

The Alberici Corporation headquarters building in St. Louis, recipient of the LEED Pl...


Air Barriers 101: Basic theory and design

by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

Key topics addressed include the differences in barrier types, water and moisture con...


Gehry, associates to discuss ‘Building Information Model’ at CSI Show keynote program

Renowned architect Frank Gehry and two associates will discuss the “Building Informat...


Multidimensional defines the shape of green things to come

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Everywhere you turn, things are coming up green


AIA urges legislative action for rebuilding in wake of Katrina

In response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the need for massive rebuilding, th...


Cool house, warm wood

by David Hertz

Architect Hertz relates how he integrated design and finishing concepts in creating a...


Directory of Green Coatings

Manufacturers known to supply architectural coatings were invited to complete a “Gree...


Dreams of 'green' peace and other Utopian notions

by Joe Maty

Collaborative effort required to fix certification system for green coatings


Ecomania: Special Report on Green Coatings

by Joe Maty

Methods of certifying coatings as “green” are described and critiqued by architects, ...


USGBC issues draft of new LEED system for new construction

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently issued a “first public-comment draft...


New coatings VOC limits go into effect in Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON—New volatile organic compound (VOC) limits on architectural and industrial...


 
 
   

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