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A green evolution in fluoropolymer chemistry

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Development of new water-borne technologies said to hold potential for significantly ...

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...

JAC, PaintSquare sites launch Webinars & Education section

Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

by Penny Gift, Republic Powdered Metals Inc.

Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, wit...

An adios, an invite, and an omission noted

Play ball! Wrigley marquee, scoreboard redecorated as 2009 season gets rolling

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...

Product Pipeline

The many shades of green

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

Getting more mileage from the metal roof

by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...

The prospects for powder

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

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

Trees ravaged by wood-boring beetle find use in Ann Arbor, MI, library

Wood-finishing materials supplied by Sikkens, Synteko

Connecting via Color

by Barbara Jacobs, Barbara Jacobs Color and Design

The use of color represents a key design element in any commercial space, and is a si...

Memo to Washington: Forget the Bonus; can we help?

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Tending to the garden roof: Creating designs that flourish

by Michael Gibbons, Architectural Systems Inc.

The design and specification of the rooftop oasis called the green, garden, or vegeta...

CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

by JAC Staff

A reality check, in Vegas?

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

And now, a sampling of the many shades of Green

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

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...

Another vote for longevity as a pillar of sustainability

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

One would have to conclude, after attending the recent AIA show and convention in San...

New Products

Valspar Flooring introduced Valsport WP-14, a solventborne, oil-modified urethane woo...

PPG invites entries in ‘Duranar Hall of Architecture Contest’

PPG Industries Inc. said it is inviting architects and glazing contractors to partici...

AIA president challenges federal government to meet tough energy-efficiency requirements

AIA President R.K. Stewart, in recent testimony before a Senate panel, urged Congress...

Finding the way to LCA

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

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

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...

A cautionary note about jumping at the next big thing in green building

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

“It’s not easy being green.” Someone in a position to know croaked those memorable wo...

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...


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