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Green Takes the Gold: PWC's first Green Awards

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


High-performance schools move to the classroom forefront

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Campaigns to enhance health, safety, and energy efficiency sharpen the focus on indoo...


Prescribing green measures in the practice of health care

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

LEED, Green Guide programs recommend detailed regimens of sustainable design, materi...


The many shades of green

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


Sto Corp. Names CFO


Product Pipeline

by JAC Staff


Powerful medicine

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The architects of the new Pittsburgh Children's Hospital employed vibrant colors, bol...


USGBC plans ‘next evolution’ with LEED 2009

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched a process to revise the LEED Green ...


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...


CHPS: Fueling high-octane school designs

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The California program Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) oversees the...


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...


Maximizing the yield from the garden roof

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The garden roof may be as green as it gets, but specification of this increasingly po...


Akzo Nobel announces ICI acquisition agreement

Akzo Nobel N.V. reported an agreement to acquire ICI plc for approximately 8 billion ...


Cool roofs: Assuming a higher profile in key building codes and standards

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

If any lingering doubts persist in the design and building professions regarding the ...


Finding the way to LCA

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

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


Fire Resistive Coatings: Architectural designs figure prominently in use of thin-film intumescent coatings

The use of intumescent fire - resistive coatings figured prominently in a shimmering,...


Office Buildings - Office greenery

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

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


Roof Coatings - Cooling it in California: Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof

Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof.


Second opinions

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

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


At Willow School, winds of change buffet the blueprint

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The doctrine of respect for the environment is more than an element of the core curri...


Roof Coatings - Cool under fire

by Scott Kriner, Akzo Nobel Coatings

Reflective-coatings technologies for metal are keeping the hot simmer from boiling ov...


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 ...


Platinum jewel

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


Green Building Council issues updated LEED for new construction

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the launch of LEED® (Leade...


It’s a matter of degrees

by Allen Zielnik

Getting a read on ‘cool roof’ technologies and other energy-conserving coatings ideas


A different slant on sustainability

by Joe Maty

Talk about contrasts. The setting was Las Vegas, bastion of hedonism, materialism, an...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


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...


 
 
   

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